FFA: Timber is going green

Last December FFA, a subsidiary of Marfret, a specialist in the design of intermodal solutions on the Seine axis, organized the combined transport of timber frames between Normandy and the Paris region.

This shipment was carried out as part of an experiment initiated by the Normandy timber industry. Leaving the workshops of the company Cuiller Frères, a specialist in timber construction since 1971, the frames were loaded onto the Marfret Brevon from the quays of Somap, Marfret’s handling subsidiary. This was a first for Cuiller Frères, which had always transported their frames from their Normandy workshops to building sites in the Paris region on an ‘all road’ basis. River transport has a clear competitive and ecological advantage: “We were able to place eight “bundles” of frames on the barge instead of only two in a truck” explains Amélie Cuiller. The Marfret Brevon first stopped at Conflans Ste Honorine to unload the equivalent of six wooden houses. The four other “bundles” were dropped off at Bruyères s/ Oise.

Marfret and its subsidiaries FFA and Somap are pleased to have participated in this experiment aimed at reducing the number of trucks in the Paris region.

 

 

Fruit Logistica: a concentrate of vitamins!

Marfret invites you to join us in Berlin, from 5th to 7th February 2020, for the Fruit Logistica business meeting. This trade fair, dedicated to the fruit sector, attracts 3,200 exhibitors and 78,000 visitors each year.

The Marfret delegation, composed of no less than 16 people, will be multinational: the reefer specialists at Marfret’s Marseilles headquarters will be joined by the worldwide representatives of the destinations from/to which the company transports fruit in reefer containers: Costa Rica, Colombia, Mexico, Perou, Brazil, Dominican Republic, England, Italy, Spain…

Meet us at Fruit Attraction in Madrid from 22 to 24 October

Starting today, the Madrid IFEMA Centre welcomes 1,800 exhibitors and some 90,000 visitors from 130 countries for the eleventh edition of Fruit Attraction.

Our experts wait for you – Hall 10 Stand 04B.

The fruit and vegetable sector trade fair is an unmissable event for Marfret, which continues to develop the transport of refrigerated cargo on all its lines: pineapples from Costa Rica, avocados from Colombia, melons or mangoes from Brazil…

On the agenda are dozens of B2B meetings with importers, exporters and traders from all over the world. In the age of digitalization and digitization, fairs and exhibitions are privileged places to maintain a personalized relationship with our customers – a priority for Marfret!