A cross-border reach
The river Moselle waterway provides a link with the major sea ports on the North Sea – and offers an outstanding opportunity to develop industrial and logistics facilities geared to container transhipment. Europort is ideally located on this ‘river highway’, open to commercial shipping and pleasure craft.
The site is further enhanced by the port of Mertert, the Bettembourg rail hub and the air freight hub at Luxembourg airport all being close at hand.
A local vocation
he multimodal facility is due to be operational as of 2015, in liaison with the container line to be set up by Société des Ports de Moselle and the forthcoming development of business under the auspices of TerraLorraine. There will be major economic repercussions for the area, not least with the installation of new companies working in complementary areas to those covered by Europort itself. There will be four key sectors in particular: sustainable development, distribution and logistics, and renewable energies.
Green mode transportation
- Waterway transport is more environmentally friendly and offers bulk transportation solutions.
- Energy efficiency: it uses five times less fuel per tonne than road transport, leading to major reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
- it pollutes far less than road transport (lower CO2 emissions). On average, waterway transport generates four times less CO2 per tonne of goods than transport by road.
Source: French Ministry of Ecology website
- containers result in less pollution than storage in the open air (fewer airborne dust particles and run-off).
- little noise pollution.
- enhanced security.