Photo: Charlotte Paul.
Container Barge, Seine River
Along the main fluvial systems of Europe, such as the Seine river, several container barge services have been established between ports and their hinterlands. The above self-propelled barge is the largest being used on the Seine basin with 2,300 deadweight tons, a length of 105 meters and a width of 9.5 meters. The bridge can be raised or lowered depending on the container stack height, which is 3 for this ship class that can carry about 50 TEU. It is also common for barge operators to carry a vehicle since the barge acts as their residence and the car can be used for shopping and recreation.