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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.

Corsica Ferries sees increased traffic

Bastia, Corsica (Ports Europe) August 23, 2017 – For two years, Corsica Ferries has been offering routes from Nice, Toulon, or from Italy and arriving in...

Marseille port seeks to challenge harbours in northern Europe with its smart port strategy

Marseille, France (Ports Europe) August 22, 2017 – Marseille-Fos port, historically linked to petrochemical activities, started its digital strategy a...

Maersk Line confirms launch of Med-Montreal service 

Valencia, Spain (Ports Europe) August 21, 2017 – Maersk Line has confirmed the launch of a new service that will link Mediterranean ports with Canada. The...

Marseille port tenders for asbestos clearance work

Marseille, France (Ports Europe) August 19, 2017 – Grand port maritime de Marseille has issued a tender for the removal, encapsulation and treatment...

Prefect of Police visits Marseille port to see security measures

Marseille, France (Ports Europe) August 19, 2017 – The préfet de police des Bouches-du-Rhône Olivier de Mazières has visited Grand Maritime Port of...

Vigo port aims to include four more ports to MoS with Nantes

Vigo, Spain (Ports Europe) August 17, 2017 – The president of Vigo port authority (Autoridad Portuaria de Vigo), Enrique López Veiga, has said that the...

Polluting cruise ship highlighted by Marseilles residents

Marseille Fos, France (Ports Europe) August 16, 2017 – Residents of Marseille port regularly complain about pollution generated by cruise ships in the...

Marseille Fos port signs agreement with Alexandria port, Egypt

Marseille, France (Ports Europe) August 16, 2017 – Following the first meetings of the MedPorts Forum, the port of Marseille Fos has signed a Memorandum...

Engel & Völkers Yachting ranking: the ten highest priced marinas in Europe

Engel & Völkers Yachting has published its ranking of the ten highest priced marinas in Europe: With a mooring fee of €3,025 per day, Ibiza Magna in...

French Minister of Transport visited Port of Marseille

Marseille, France (Ports Europe) August 9, 2017 – The port of Marseille aims to play a major role in the world maritime competition, said Élisabeth...

Spain considers subsidies for relaunching Gijón-Saint Nazaire MoS

Gijón, Spain (Ports Europe) August 7, 2017 – The president of Spanish ports agency Puertos del Estado, José Llorca, has said that the costs for operators...

Paris government nationalise STX France

Nantes St.Nazaire, France, (Ports Europe) July 28, 2017 – The French government will nationalize the STX France shipyard to keep the ship yards under...

Marseille port issues terminal tender

Marseille, France (Ports Europe) July 28, 2017 – The Grand Maritime Port of Marseille has issued a tender for the provision of infrastructure and...

DP reports improved H1 2017 TEU traffic

Dubai, UAE (Ports Europe) 25 July 25, 2017 – DP World Limited handled 34.0 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across its global portfolio of...

A cruise ship pollutes as much as one million cars

Marseille, France (Ports Europe) July 26, 2017 – A cruise ship pollutes as much as one million cars, in terms of fine particles and nitrogen dioxide,...

Port of Nantes-Saint-Nazaire becomes a logistic hub for Airbus

Nantes Saint-Nazaire, France (Ports Europe) July 26, 2017 – The port of Nantes Saint-Nazaire, located on the French Atlantic coast, will become a logistic...

Corsica to compensate carriers who distribute traffic across ports

Ajaccio, Corsica, France (PortSEurope) July 14, 2017 – Office des Transports de la Corse (Transport Office of Corsica), in partnership with the...

Port de Sète, P&O Ports eye long-term concession

Sete, France (PortSEurope) July 14, 2017 – The French port of Sète and P&O (previously Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company) Ports, a...

BlueConnect is now online, and includes ports in France and Italy

Nice, France (PortSEurope) July 15, 2017 – BlueConnect, the port observation platform, is now online, and includes 295 ports in Var, Alpes Maritimes,...

Port of Sète and P&O Ports to relaunch container activity

Sète, France (PortSEurope) July 13, 2017 – The Port of Sète has announced that the P&O Ports group has been chosen to manage and develop the...

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