The Rhone/Saone axis provides access to the center of Western Europe through the Mediterranean region.
Even though the axis is not efficiently linked to the other Western European waterways, it offers interesting opportunities for inland navigation and intermodal transport in general.
Rhone and Saone are parts of the planned Mediterranean and North Sea-Mediterranean corridors of the trans-European transport network (TEN-T).
Picture: port of Marseille/Fos
Goods transport in the Rhône-Saône river bassin (in 1.000 t) in 2014
Source : VNF
|Length of the navigable section:||Saône 213km; Rhône 313km|
|Transported goods/year:||6 Mio tons|
|Markets in important development:||SandSoil & building materials|
|Inland port of the corridor||Tonnage (mio t/year)||Specialisation|
|Lyon www.portdelyon.fr||>1||Oil, building material|