23 Nov 2015

New Scheduled Barge Line Valenciennes-Dunkerque

23.11.2015 - Last Friday a first trial run took place for a new Container Shuttle between the inland port of Valenciennes and the seaport of Dunkerque (Dunkirk). The new scheduled line of Contargo North France will leave Dunkirk on Wednesdays and will set out on the return trip from Valenciennes on Thursdays. Commencing this week (starting from Dunkirk on Wednesday), the line will connect the two French ports in a weekly round trip. The departure times are adapted to the processing times of Asian traffic in Dunkirk.

"Solving the problem of additional handling costs for barges in the seaport was a precondition for the Contargo Group to commit itself in Dunkirk", says Gilbert Bredel, Managing Director of Contargo North France. "Thus with this new service Dunkerque – Valenciennes, we are now in a position to contribute to enhancing the international attractiveness of the Port of Dunkerque for container transport."


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