On a global vision, containers are generally carried from the port of Fos-sur-Mer (Marseille) by river boats until Lyon. Then, they arrive at Lyon Terminal, where they are unloaded. Containers are generally stocked in the storage areas until they are loaded on trucks or trains. From Marseille, it takes 36 hours to reach Lyon by boat (when a truck takes five hours). Lyon Terminal is a multimodal platform including railway (3.200 meters) and specific areas reserved for road transport companies.
Today, Lyon Terminal focuses its development on the river traffic between Fos and Mer. Almost 90% of main shipping lines use Lyon Terminal facilities. It is also a main partner for the European intermodal operators like the advanced ports Marseille or Sète. The company aims to develop the logistic services between rail and river in the multimodal way, which can benefit the rail transport from the masses that can be conveyed by river transportation and benefit the river transport from the vast railway network. We can anticipate that Lyon Terminal will develop its businesses and capabilities through Northern, Eastern and Southern Europe.
[...] Moreover, in international transport, custom questions have an important role to play. Because they are customer oriented, Lyon Terminal hires a specific person to deal with this particular question. Then, the customer does not need to organize that part of the supply chain. Finally, goods carried in containers must be secured. Lyon Terminal answers to the American ISPS norms about security. Furthermore, only the person in charge of customs know what is inside containers and the most valuable ones are stocked above the others, to prevent robberies Specificity of Terminal number 2 Terminal has opened at the end of 2006 and it has benefited from corrections of Terminal n°1's drawbacks. [...]
[...] This seriously affects the ports in France and the transportation of goods in the country. Graph: How to load the containers on the river boat 6. What did you find positive We found really positive that transportation on river is significantly cheaper than train or truck transportation. This allows them to compete against other means of transportation that are more expensive, but sometimes they make up this difference in price, providing a faster and more flexible transportation of the goods. [...]
[...] These systems are to ensure all the materials are available for operation and delivery containers in time to the destinations of Northern, Eastern or Southern Europe. It can also maintain the lowest possible level of warehousing and to plan other logistic management activities and delivery schedules How the operations function Global vision On a global vision, containers are generally carrying from the port of Fos- sur-Mer (Marseille) by river boats until Lyon. Then, they arrived at Lyon Terminal, where they are unloaded. Containers are generally stocked on the storage areas until they are loaded on trucks or trains. [...]
[...] Always thanks to the intern software, Lyon Terminal has in real time an optimal view on the storage area. Only the person in charge of the custom knows what it is inside and the others, through a specific colour code, know when containers will leave the site. Containers are moved from a place to another with special reach trucks for this type of task. When it comes to re expedite containers by trucks, the procedure is framed: the truck is controlled at the entry of the site thanks to registration number. [...]
[...] Drivers are in charge to verify the lead number of the container before leaving Lyon Terminal. Graph: containers shipped from the river boats, and loaded on the dock; the truck will lift the specific container according to the registration number in a specific area. We can sum up all the different operations through the following scheme: Means at this step, there is an operation (manual or automatic) in the system Storage, custom and security questions Because it as a very important part of the supply chain of a firm, and because Lyon Terminal has to show the example, they try to manage perfectly the storage. [...]
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