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APROPORT offers rail and river activities for containers and swap bodies in the ports of Mâcon and Chalon-sur-Saône.

We have scheduled routes both river and rail :

  • Rail service with Le Havre, Rennes, Lyon and Marseille from Chalon-sur-Saône and Mâcon.
  • River service to Lyon, Marseille/ Fos-sur-Mer and Sète from Chalon-sur-Saône and Mâcon.

Our Services

APROPORT offers the following services :

  • Traction of trains from the station in Mâcon to the port in Chalon-sur-Saône or to its exchanger railway station.
  • Loading / unloading of containers and swap bodies on trains, lorries and barges with the help of specialised container stackers.
  • Batching and unbatching operations, container packing and unpacking.
  • Repair and cleaning of containers.
  • Management of container and swap body parks, empty or full.

Our Facilities

We have a wide range of equipment capable of carrying out all the services involved in handling containers and swap bodies :

Port of Chalon-sur-Saône Port of Mâcon

1 35 tonne dock crane fitted with spreaders for 20ft and 40ft

2 container stackers  from 40 to 45 T

2 locomotives (of which 1 rail to road)

2 weighbridges

1 50 T container trailer


1 64 tonne port crane fitted with spreaders for 40ft, and a 10m3 skip

3 container stackers from 40 to 45 T, one of which equipped for swap bodies

3 locomotive (1 rail-route and 1 certified national rail network)

1 weighbridge

2 50 T container trailers 


Our Strong Points

Polyvalence and competence of our port staff

Long experience in multimodal services (train, road, river)

1st French river port to have the authorisation to use the national rail network with our own human and material resources.

Storage area for containers (terminal), with customs zone.

Key Figures

40,000 to 55,000 TEU containers handled on our ports annually.

Capacity of our terminals :

  • Chalon-sur-Saône : 900 containers
  • Mâcon : 450 containers

References :

  • Michelin
  • Combiwest
  • Danone
  • Greenmodal Transport