GEIE Seine Escaut created

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A new body has been set up to implement the broad gauge Seine-Nord canal, which is set to enter service in 2015-16...

Seine-Nord doubts

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The Class IV Seine-Nord canal project is widely regarded as a matter of future fact and, in some quarters, a commissioning date of 2015 is s...

Seine-Nord Europe tenders called

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Total public sector costs for this massive PPP infrastructure scheme are put at E2.13B.The private sector partners will be expected to contr...

North Sea-Mediterranean waterway?

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The Seine-Nord canal may not be the only jewel in the crown of Voies Navigables de France (VNF). The organisation has not given up on linkin...

Grand waterway scheme moves forward

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For the first time since the 1960s, France is investing in a large scale, inland waterway project. Slated to be operational in 2015, the Sei...

Rhone-Saone barge traffic develops

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Container barge distribution to/ from Marseilles-Fos on the Rhône-Saône system reached 29,000 TEU last year, an 11-fold increase since 200...

Marseille looks to the water

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A new agreement has been signed between the Port Authority of Marseille (PAM), Cie Nationale du Rhone (CNR) and Voies Navigables de France (...

Mixed message for French waterways

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Figures released by Voies Navigables de France (VNF) show that the inland waterways are continuing to recover traffic, with the total up 6.3...