AIVP Recommendation

Urban pressure to create new housing units, services, etc. is always intense in urban ports. This increased urban presence also implies greater demand for goods and more intense use of roadways. Considering the typical congestion problems that affect cities’ land transport networks, the option of using the waterways for goods distribution is becoming more and more attractive. However, for this alternative to become feasible, all stakeholders must agree on these new logistics strategies.

New York (United States)

In the summer of 2018, the City of New York unveiled « Freight NYC », a $100 million investment plan to kick-start barge and rail transport within the city.

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Paris (France)

Since September 2012, the food products destined for Franprix stores located in the heart of Paris are being distributed via the Seine.

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