Within Alsaceteam, Swissterminal AG, the Grand Port Maritime de Marseille and the Grand Port Fluvio-Maritime de l'axe Seine will develop multimodal connections, including rail services, between the French seaports and the hinterland of the Swiss-France-German tri-border region. This partnership offers the opportunity to connect the tri-border region to the Mediterranean in addition to its access to the English Channel and the North Sea. The three shareholders of Alsaceteam will combine their commercial and organisational networks to develop traffic between the three ports.
"The successful closing of this project offers a real opportunity to connect the tri-border region to the major French seaports. The synergies between the three French and Swiss stakeholders within Alsaceteam offers many possibilities to develop multimodal and logistic services." said Roman Mayer, President of Alsaceteam.
Operations under this new structure began 1 July 2021.
About the public service delegation agreement
Alsaceteam was appointed as the commercial operator of the public concession tender for the management, operation, development and improvement of the ports of Southern Alsace by the Syndicat Mixte pour la Gestion des Ports du Sud Alsace (SMO) on 4 May 2021. Alsaceteam became a shareholder of the SEMOP Euro Rhein Ports when it was created in June 2021. The concession agreement, which is signed for 30 years, enables Alsaceteam to fully play the role of commercial stakeholder within the SEMOP. Alongside the SMO and the Caisse des Dépôts, co-shareholders of the SEMOP, Alsaceteam will actively participate in the implementation of the ambitious 26.5-million-euro investment program planned over five years. This investment program is co-financed by the partner banks of the operation: Caisse d'Épargne Grand Est Europe and Banque Populaire Alsace-Lorraine-Champagne.