French ports to launch shuttle to Switzerland
Marseille Fos and Haropa, two major French ports, together with Naviland Cargo, a French intermodal transport provider, are to launch a thrice weekly train service to Switzerland in mid March.
The shuttle will link the two ports to the Terco terminal in Cavornay, near Lausanne (Switzerland), via the Dijon-Gevrey terminal in Burgundy (France).
It is estimated that the new rail service will handle 350,000 to 400,000 teu per year. At present, only a small percentage of those containers flow through the French ports. (ben)