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Corsica – Mainland France – the great upheaval - 03/21/2013 - Frédéric Dubessy

While the summer campaign is being prepared, 2013 is shaping up to be a pivotal year for ferry connections between France and its largest metropolitan island, Corsica. Rules governing routes for the three competitors (SNCM, La Méridionale and Corsica Ferries) will change on 1st January 2014. Uncertainty reigns.

"The offer was disproportionate" - 03/21/2013 - Interview by Nathalie Bureau du Colombier

Charles Revet, senator for Seine-Maritime, author of a report in 2009 on Corsica's shipping services, referred at the time to an oversized service and made a number of recommendations. He agreed to give his views on new plans undertaken by Corsica's public authorities in an exclusive interview with econostrum.info.

"Veolia has exaggerated the risk in its publicity" - 03/21/2013 - Interview by Nathalie Bureau du Colombier

Maurice Perrin sits on the SNCM's supervisory board representing employee shareholders, who hold 9% of the share capital. The company's CFE-CGC delegate, he is also a member of the works committee.

Public Services Outsourcing in Corsica: a small budget with major obligations - 03/21/2013 - Nathalie Bureau du Colombier, MARSEILLE

Limited to only one basic service between Marseille and Corsican ports, Maritime Public Services Outsourcing, currently under negotiation, regulates transport prices for passengers and freight. It also organises “skeleton services” in the event of a strike. Overview of the main changes announced for the assignees...

Cruise ships at anchor in the Mediterranean - 03/15/2013 - Frédéric Dubessy

Tomorrow, the cruise market in the Mediterranean will overtake the Caribbean, which is currently number one. With increasing capacities and an increasing annual presence in the Mediterranean, ships from the main international companies are delighting in this playground, which offers huge room for growth in terms of cruises.

Fruit and vegetables on track to win over the English Channel - 11/01/2012 - Nathalie Bureau du Colombier

1842 km… That’s the distance separating the Spanish city of Valencia and Barking, in the UK. Or, a long, eighteen-hour trip for lorry drivers carrying fruit and vegetables in their lorries! Not to mention crossing the Channel! In recent months a new option has become available to fruit and vegetable producers. SPAIN / UK. In...

Countdown to the introduction of the French eco-tax - 10/29/2012 - Caroline Garcia

After several postponements, the introduction of the tax on heavy goods vehicles is finally planned for 2013. Already in operation in Germany, Slovakia and the Netherlands, French fruit and vegetable producers are worried, viewing this tax as a new tool to distort competition with the Spanish and Moroccan producers....

Transportation of fruit and vegetables by rail: from myth to reality - 10/29/2012 - Caroline Garcia

Over the past 15 years, Europe has been working on developing alternatives to road freight, both in light of the expected growth in flows and also with the aim of exploring greener modes of transport Since 1996, the European Union has been developing a Community-wide transport network, defining the major...

'Green' fruit and veg transportation struggles to take off - 10/29/2012 - Caroline Garcia

Attempts to change the way in which fruit and vegetables get from producers to consumers are encountering numerous hurdles, relating mainly to the products themselves. Nearly all fruit and vegetables traded in the Mediterranean region are transported by lorry. Those involved in the supply chain can see the benefits...

Change of track for fruit and vegetables - 10/29/2012 - Caroline Garcia à BRUXELLES

Environmental objectives, green taxes and the development of alternatives to road transport are obliging fruit and vegetable carriers to think about the best course for the future. The issue is made all the more complex by the constraints of a fragile product. Both European and French objectives are ambitious: by...

Web caters for Spanish fruit and veg - 10/29/2012 - Francis Mateo, BARCELONA

SPAIN. Revenue from e-commerce in Spain hit a record high of nearly €11 billion in 2011. This may still be well down on volumes in the likes of France and Germany, but growth is sharp (+20 per cent last year). Spanish fruit and vegetable websites are finding their place, albeit this place is only a...

From producer to consumer in even less time! - 10/29/2012 - Nathalie Bureau du Colombier

Eating healthily, eating organic, consuming high-quality fresh produce while minimising your environmental footprint… New buying habits are emerging in the fruit and vegetable sector. Buying direct from farmers is increasing. Is this a trend or a fad? In recent years a new ethic has emerged among fruit and...

Fruit and vegetables, a loss leader for hypermarkets and supermarkets - 10/29/2012 - Nathalie Bureau du Colombier

Currently, large-scale retailers in Morocco are not suffering competition from the Internet. For Moroccans, the place of production or harvest is of great importance, as is the need to be able to look at, touch and smell the fruit and vegetables that they are to buy. MOROCCO. Going directly to the place of sale enables...
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