Container Barge, Seine River

Container Barge, Seine River

Photo: Charlotte Paul.

Along with 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.