Greenmodal Transport, a subsidiary of Novatrans, and Dunkerque-Port have joined forces to develop an ambitious and unprecedented combined transport service from Dunkerque.
As of January 2019, the multimodal service from Dunkerque will be extended to serve all the major rail hubs in the South of France (Bordeaux, Bayonne, Toulouse, Perpignan, Miramas / Marseille, Lyon and Avignon) and Northern Italy (Turin, Novara, Milan).
The service will be open to maritime containers handled at the Flanders Terminal (TdF) in Dunkerque as well as to swap bodies handling North-South continental traffic. As of February 2019, this new service, which guarantees a Dunkerque – South of France Day A / Day C combined transport service, will see its frequency increase from 2 to 3 departures per week in each direction.
In order to deploy this new service, the partners have created a new container rail transport company, Dunkerque Green Solutions (DGS). As of the beginning of 2019 the shuttle operated by DGS will include three round trips per week between the Dunkerque TdF terminal on the one hand, and the Dourges and Valenton hubs on the other, with which the Greenmodal and Novatrans shuttles to southern France and Italy will connect.