Launch of the Bruyères-sur-Oise trimodal hub project to strengthen the green multimodal logistics corridor along the Seine Axis (France)
With a view to strengthening the green multimodal logistics corridor along the Seine – by significantly increasing rail and river traffic – and preparing the connection between the Seine and the Oise to the future Seine-North Europe Canal, HAROPA PORT is developing the port of Bruyères-sur-Oise to create a new multimodal platform, 40 km from Paris.
Following a call for projects launched in 2022 for the allocation of this site, the winning bidder, MEDLOG, the logistics arm of MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company aims to set up a trimodal logistics platform dedicated to serving a regional hinterland, France’s leading consumer basin, and a national hinterland, via the rail connection.
MEDLOG will take possession of the site on 1 October and start work immediately afterwards, with commissioning scheduled for the end of the 3rd quarter of 2024.
This trimodal logistics platform will fulfil several functions:
– Handling of several types of goods and flows: containers, bulk (cereals, aggregates, etc.), swap bodies, heavy parcels, etc.
– Export-standard reconditioning of food-grade and refrigerated containers, with the possibility of maintaining the temperature of full refrigerated containers. These containers can then be reused, either for local export positioning by lorry, or to supply empty containers by train to a shortage export area.
– The maintenance and repair of containers.
Thanks to this site, MEDLOG will encourage intermodal transport and accelerate the decarbonisation of last-mile deliveries.
Source: HAROPA Port