Montbrison Storage Facility
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|Montbrison Storage Facility|
|Etang E-1 class Station|
Montbrison is a relatively large shipping platform built by IDF Shipping in 486 A.G.S. . Montbrison's location was previously occupied by a smaller station, serving as a transit point for shipments to Lyon Colonists and Saint-Etienne Space Colony. In about 480 A.G.S., Trade Lanes were built around Lyonnais, and a new type of shipping station was necessary. IDF got the contract and built the station in less than eight months.
Montbrison was refurbished several times, the last time in 677 A.G.S. . Unlike some of the other shipping platforms, the amount of cargo handled by this facility did not decline due to the increased fuel capacity of modern Transport vessels that usually do not need any refueling points between their port of origin and destination. In the safe environment of Lyonnais, a large share of the local shipments are processed by local companies and independent traders who often use Montbrison to exchange goods and store large amounts of cargo delivered by larger companies, a role that has become more prominent now that ships from Kusari have also begun to use the facility as a transfer point.