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Could Paris's Seine River become a major shipping route?

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The barge carrying containers for Franprix at the Quai de la Bourdonnais, Paris.
The barge carrying containers for Franprix at the Quai de la Bourdonnais, Paris. Mike Woods

As the French capital looks for ways to reduce traffic congestion and air pollution, some companies are looking to the Seine River as a passageway for their goods and services. Despite encouraging words from authorities about the benefits of river transport, it is uncertain how much will exists to develop it in the long term. RFI reports from the city’s only active commercial port.

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