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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.

Italian FSRU Toscana arrives in Marseille port for maintenance

Marseille, France (Ports Europe) June 5, 2024 – The Italian FSRU Toscana vessel has arrived in the Port of Marseille. The ship is operated by OLT...

Boluda Towage acquires Les Abeilles International

Le Havre, France (Ports Europe) June 5, 2024 – Spain’s Boluda Towage has acquired maritime rescue company Les Abeilles International. The latter...

Marcegaglia Group to buy the Ascometal site in Fos-sur-Mer

Marseille, France (Ports Europe) June 3, 2024 – The Chamber of Commerce of the Strasbourg Judicial Tribunal has ruled that the Marcegaglia Group can...

Green Bay – a new European port certification

Toulon, France (Ports Europe) May 28, 2024 – The Var Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIV) has launched a new environmental standard for certification...

Port of Marseille Fos signs agreement with Guangzhou port, China

Marseille, France (Ports Europe) May 27, 2024 – Last Friday, the Port of Marseille Fos signed a cooperation agreement with the Chinese port of Guangzhou....

Authorities seize 406kg of cocaine in Bay of Biscay

Brest, France (Ports Europe) May 27, 2024 – During the night of May 23 to 24, an operation ordered by the Maritime Prefect of the Atlantic seized 406 kg...

Entech to supply shore power connection to the Piriou group

Concarneau, France (Ports Europe) May 23, 2024 – Entech, a technology & renewable energy company, has signed a contract with the shipbuilding group...

ABB working to provide cold ironing in French ports

Marseille, France (Ports Europe) May 22, 2024 – In 2019, the Swiss group ABB installed the required equipment for the dockside electricity supply on...

Algerian, Tunisian ferry companies adopt cold ironing

Marseille, France (Ports Europe) May 22, 2024 – Compagnie Tunisienne de Navigation and Algérie Ferries are investing in adapting their ferries for cold...

“France 2030 Turnkey Sites” – five in HAROPA PORT

Paris, France (Ports Europe) May 22, 2024 – Last April, the French government unveiled the list of the first 55 new sites it is making to host green...

Chantier Naval de Marseille commits to “green” steps

Marseille, France (Ports Europe) May 21, 2024 – Grand port maritime de Marseille (GPMM) and Chantier Naval de Marseille (CNdM) have agreed a number of...

Corsica Ferries increases services are Port of Sete

Sète, France (Ports Europe) May 18, 2024 – The Port of Sète announced the extension of the partnership with Corsica Ferries with ferry services to...

French startup Carbon plans Marseille solar plant

Marseille, France (Ports Europe) May 16, 2024 – French startup Carbon plans to inaugurate the first part of a solar module production facility in autumn...

Unifeeder starts Marseille Fos-Barcelona line

Marseille, France (Ports Europe) May 5, 2024 – Unifeeder, a Danish shipping subsidiary of DP World, has expanding its network by launching a weekly...

Sea-Me-We 6 subsea cable lands in Marseille

Marseille, France (Ports Europe) May 2, 2024 – The landing of the Sea-Me-We 6 submarine cable in Marseille, last Monday, marks the start of a nearly...

Christophe Castaner re-elected head of the port of Marseille-Fos

Marseille, France (Ports Europe) April 29, 2024 – Last week, Christophe Castaner was re-elected for five years as chairman of the supervisory board of...

GravitHy signs a power agreement for Fos-sur-Mer plant

Marseille, France (Ports Europe) April 19, 2024 – GravitHy is planning to build France’s first low-carbon DRI/HBI1 production plant in Fos-sur-Mer,...

Port of Sete to house Nezzy2, a floating wind turbine prototype

Sète, France (Ports Europe) April 17, 2024 – Oenewable energy manufacturer Valeco has given the University of Montpellier a 1:10-scale prototype of a...

Dredging of La Rochelle port to be completed by May

La Rochelle, France (Ports Europe) April 15, 2024 – Baars continues the dredging of the French Port Atlantique La Rochelle, part of its expansion...

Rhône Energies set to acquire the Esso Fos-sur-Mer Refinery

Marseille, France (Ports Europe) April 12, 2024 – Rhône Energies has entered into exclusive negotiations with Exxon Mobil’s ESSO SAF to acquire...

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