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France is a country in Western Europe. The Mediterranean Sea coastline is known as the Côte d’Azur or French Riviera and is around 885 km long. The top seaport on the coastline is the Grand Port Maritime de Marseille. The Port of Marseille Fos is a multipurpose, multi-channel port with infrastructure to handle all types of traffic. Thanks to its geostrategic positioning, at the heart of the Euro-Mediterranean area, and its quadrimodality (road, rail, river and pipelines), it is positioned as one of Europe’s southern gateways. West of Marseille is the Port of Sète, and east of Marseille are a number of smaller ports focussed on tourism and yachting.

Port of Marseille & DEOS project – renewable energy

Marseille, France (Ports Europe) February 28, 2024 – With the Offshore Wind Development (DEOS) project, the port of Marseille Fos aims to build and make...

EU Commission investigates state aid to Corsica ferries

Brussels, Belgium (Ports Europe) February 27, 2024 – The European Commission has opened an investigation to assess whether state funds granted...

Port of Toulon sees increase in 2023 turnover

Toulon, France (Ports Europe) February 21, 2024 – The commercial Port of Toulon has reported a +6% increase in turnover for 2023. This was despite a...

Greek tanker fined for pollution in Port of Marseille

Marseille, France (Ports Europe) February 20, 2024 – A tanker operated by a Greek company being held since Thursday in the Port of Marseille for marine...

French ports: 3.2% less cargo and 13.4% fewer containers in 2023

Paris, France (Ports Europe) February 18, 2024 – French ports that reported their cargo figures for 2023 show a decline of around 5%. On the container...

Szczecin-Świnoujście accepted in Offshore Wind Port Alliance

Swinoujscie, Poland (Ports Europe) February 12, 2024 – The Offshore Wind Port Alliance, created in January 2023 by the largest maritime wind energy ports in...

Work starts on electrification of Le Havre Cruise Terminal

Le Havre, France (Ports Europe) February 8, 2024 – Last week, work started on the electrification of Le Havre Cruise Terminal. Also, known as cold...

H2V and Vallourec sign partnership agreement

Marseille, France (Ports Europe) January 31, 2024 – Vallourec, a world leader in premium tubular solutions, and H2V, part of the SAMFI-Invest group, have...

HAROPA cargo traffic down -4.5% in 2023

Paris, France (Ports Europe) January 30, 2024 – The HAROPA ports handled 81.3 million tonnes of cargo in 2023, down -4.5% on the previous 12 months....

Port of Marseille, cargo down, revenue up in 2023

Marseille, France (Ports Europe) January 22, 2024 – In 2023, the Port of Marseille handled 72 million tons of cargo, down -7%. All segments recorded...

Marseilles’ Eurofos has reached the milestone of 10 mln containers

Marseille, France (Ports Europe) January 22, 2024 – Last November, Eurofos crossed the threshold of 10 million containers handled since the start of its...

HAROPA introduces drones

Paris, France (Ports Europe) January 18, 2024 – The French port company HAROPA has introduced the use of drones in its daily activities. Drones are now...

Port of Sète handled 5.7 million tonnes of cargo in 2023

Sète, France (Ports Europe) January 17, 2024 – In 2023, the Port of Sète handled 5.7 million tonnes of cargo, a ninth consecutive record. Solid bulk...

Modalis acquires Altech, France

Aix-en-Provence, France (Ports Europe) December 27, 2023 – France Modalis Group, expert in intermodal logistics solutions, acquired Altech Engineering to...

Ports of Brest and Sète join the EU TEN-T network

Brussels, Belgium (Ports Europe) December 21, 2023 – The French ports of Brest and Sète have been officially included in the corridors of the...

Urban Logistics Solutions selected for HAROPA projects

Paris, France (Ports Europe) December 19, 2023 – In June 2022, the urban district authorities of Greater Paris, Rouen/Normandy and Le Havre, alongside...

STS transfer of Russian LNG in European ports

Zeebrugge, Belgium (Ports Europe) December 8, 2023 – Belgium’s North Sea Zeebrugge LNG terminal is the main European facility used by Russia to reexport...

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