Valenciennes joins the New Silk Road network

A barge carrying some 40 FEUs loaded with Chinese goods has arrived at the Scheldt River-located Terminal Bruay-sur-l'Escaut of Contargo near the French Valenciennes close to the Belgian border.

The barge - 110 m-long and 11.4 m-wide, able to carry up to 104 TEUs - was loaded in Duisburg from a train that came from China. The journey took around 20 days, with the Duisburg-Valenciennes stretch covered in 60 hours.

Photo: Contargo