Different means of transportation for a global economy : - 70 % of the world transportation made by ships Maritime areas : Container ships (= porte conteneurs). Tankers (= vraquiers). Factory-ships (= navires usines) ; e.g. for transforming fish. Riverways : Barges (= péniches).
What’s the logic of INTERMODAL FACILITIES in a trading port ? Case study : Long Beach port, in California.
TO BE A REAL TRADING CROSSROADS, A PORT MUST POSSESS : CRANES, to load (embarquer) / unload (débarquer) goods Containers Deep channelled waters Large wharves and lot of space, to stock containers And it must be connected to other means of transportation ; here, trucks ready to drive on highways.
WHAT’S THE LOGIC OF INTERMODAL FACILITIES ? Ports, airports, stations, highways… To achieve the reduction of costs and the fast supply of the demand, to make global trade possible, those different means have to be connected, in the same places.
A LITTORAL FACADE: THE MEETING PLACE OF GLOBAL TRADE FLOWS AXES LITTORAL PORT URBAN CENTER INTERMODAL FACILITY COMMANDING / BUSINESS CENTER PRODUCTION CENTER
GLOBAL FLOWS REGIONAL FLOWS HERE IS THE INTERMODAL PLATFORM
THE INTERMODAL ORGANIZATION OF ROISSY- CHARLES-DE- GAULLE