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Marfret expands container rail service with new stop at the Port of Gennevilliers

Marfret expands container rail service with new stop at the Port of Gennevilliers
Multimodal services at Rouen

Marfret’s container rail service has expanded between Normandy and Ile-de-France with an additional stop at the Port of Gennevilliers.

The new stop adds to the existing weekly rotation between the ports of Rouen and Bonneuil-sur-Marne, which it has run since 2019.

It is now possible to book space on the two legs: Rouen / Bonneuil-sur-Marne and Bonneuil-sur-Marne / Gennevilliers / Rouen.

Antoine Berbain, managing director of HAROPA – Ports of Paris, said: “I welcome this development, which confirms the port’s ability to develop combined transport.

“This service connects the various HAROPA container terminals, including the Paris Terminal SA.”

Combined with the river service provided by MARFRET, the rail shuttle is a major addition to improve multimodal services on the Seine axis and offer HAROPA’s customers competitive logistics solutions.

The new service takes advantage of the positioning and quality of the multimodal links in the Port of Gennevilliers which, in addition to its river connection on the Seine and its road connection to the A86 and 15, has a network of nearly 25 km of railway tracks connected to the national rail network.

Guillaume Vidil, managing director of Marfret, said: “The additional stop in Gennevilliers is part of our group’s strategy to develp efficient, sustainable mass transport for the Ile-de-France region service.

“The rail sector, new to our company, brings many challenges to be met and nurtures the entrepreneurial adventurous spirit at the heart of our DNA.”