The remote risks to towns and to highly used
At a speed of 12 km/h on river, less than
6 km/h by canal, on a free route and far from habitation, what risks are there left for
the transport of dangerous materials?
Despite the weak speed, transport from Rouen to Melun takes no longer than 3 days,
sea-wards only 1½.
To transport 1650 m³ of gaz-oil in a transport of
1450 tonnes would require: 55
42-tonne tankers each loaded with 30m3
This is equivalent to a
head-to-toe convoy more than 1 km long.
The PHIMARC transport 1650
m³ of hydrocarbons has on board, like all of the MAHIEU societys boats, pumps that
can fill up and empty the load in under 3 hours. Its classifications are up to the EU
norms; its captains certified in handling all petrols.
55 times more motors,
more consumption of petrol (which France
imports expensively), multiplied
by atmospheric and noise pollution, traffic
that amplifies the stress of the people,
all to the degradation of our environments and our towns.
The society has 4 boats: THIERC, JULEN, DIDIER
et PHIMARC; 2 pushers HONORAT and MEDARD,
and 5 barges of 650 tonnes, 900 tonnes, 1000 tonnes, 1700 tonnes.
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