The region of Ile-de-France will deliver goods by Seine to reduce ecological footprint
Starting 1st October about 100 Franprix stores will be supplied by the Seine thanks to the support of Région Ile-de-France. More than 113,000 pallets will cross each year the 20 km from the port of Bonneuil-sur-Marne (94) to that of Bourdonnais (7th arrondissement) by water. Only dry products, such as beverages, cans, cakes, etc. will be provided by this type of delivery, which will take about 4 hours. Located in Paris and Boulogne-Billancourt (92), stores covered by this provision will be recognizable by the logo "Your magazine delivered by the Seine" displayed on the window of the stores.
According to Jean-Paul Huchon, President of the regional council of Île-de-France, "it was important that the Region encourage this initiative as part of a real ecological transition of our society. In fact, this is the first time that several tons of food will be delivered at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, without bringing a single truck in Paris".