Colgate Essay

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« BATTLE OF THE HARBOURS » VOCABULARY : - (l.1) berthed ship : navire à quai - (l.21) working dock : longueur utile - (l.26) to be qualified as « in the national interest » : être déclaré d’intérêt national - (l.27) to be at the stage of public hearing : faire l’objet de débat public - (l.28) Declaration of Public Utility : déclaration d’utilité publique - (l.60) path : sillon - (l.71) all-in price : prix de forfait - (l.108) to loop around : réaliser des boucles ferroviaires - (l.110) classification yard : gare de triage - (l.111) to recompose a train : reformer un train - (l.117) the Freight Department : la Direction Fret - (l.117) the Research Department : la Direction de la Recherche - (l.130) sliding yard : chantier glissant - (l.139) to stall : repousser - overland leg : portion terrestre - freeway : corridor - round-trip : rotation - stopping-off time : temps d’escale This text is a clear illustration of the EU’s general policy to create a maritime pan-European network. One of the means is the revitalization of the seaports which must constitute points of interconnection between sea transport and other modes of transport. They shall provide equipment and services to transport operators. Their infrastructure shall provide a range of services for passengers and goods transport, including ferry services and short- and long-distance shipping services. In the EU, some ports such as Rotterdam, Hamburg or Antwerp are very dynamic, whereas some others such as the port of Le Havre are lagging behind. But they have recently initiated projects ( Port 2000 Project ) which will help them reach European standards, in terms of infrastructures and handling equipments. (l.1 – l.35) THE PORT OF LE HAVRE IN THE EUROPEAN COMPETITION RACE ( The first part is a presentation of the new developments in sea transport

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