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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 Fos traffic 2% up in H1 2017

Marseille, France (PortSEurope) July 11, 2017 – Overall traffic of the port of Marseille Fos in the first half of 2017 shows an increase of 2% compared...

Port of Marseille Fos is a partner of the 17th Economic Forum of Aix-en-Provence

Marseille, France (PortSEurope) July 7, 2017 – French maritime port Marseille Fos is a partner in the 17th Economic Forum of Aix-en-Provence, taking place...

More than 29,000 passengers arrive in Oran in Q1, 2017

Oran, Algeria (PortSEurope) July 7, 2017 –29,146 passengers arrived in the Algerian port of Oran from Spanish and French ports and further 21,069 passengers...

Yildirim to sell 24% stake in CMA CGM

Marseille, France (PortSEurope) July 6, 2017 –  CMA CGM has confirmed it is in talks with the Yildirim Group over the sale of the Turkish...

Corsica to create a regional shipping company

Ajaccio, Corsica, France (PortSEurope) July 3, 2017 – Corsica is in the process of creating a regional shipping company, which will provide ferry services...

Chinese Quechen may set up a plant in French Fos-sur-Mer

Marseille, France (PortSEurope) July 5, 2017 – The Chinese industrial group Quechen Silicon Chemical Co Ltd., the world’s third largest silica producing...

Mayor of Shanghai visits the CMA CGM tower in Marseille

Marseille, France (PortSEurope) July 4, 2017 – Rodolphe Saadé, Chief Executive Officer of CMA CGM Group, has received today, Yong Ying, Mayor of...

Ecoslops announces doubling of production and second innovative technology

Paris, France (PortSEurope), July 4, 2017 – Ecoslops, an innovative technology company that upgrades ship-generated hydrocarbon residues into valuable new...

Marseille to host data and co-location centre

Marseille, France (PortSEurope) July 2, 2017 – The World War Two German submarine base Martha at Cap Janet in Marseille will soon host a new data and...

Extension of the wave breaker at Marseille Fos to be completed by August 2017

Marseille Fos, France (PortSEurope) June 30, 2017 – If weather conditions are favourable, the extension of the sea wave breaker (jetty) at French port...

Marseille wants to be part of France’s candidature to host the World Exhibition in 2025

Marseille, France (PortSEurope) June 28, 2017 – The city of Marseille and the Port of Marseille Fos will support on July 11 France’s candidature to...

CMA CGM announces new strategy and introduces new logo

Marseille, France (PortSEurope) June 29, 2017 – Yesterday, June 28, 2017, the French CMA CGM Group unveiled its new strategy and image. 2017 has been a...

Daily rail freight connection Marseille Fos-Geneva opens officially

Marseille Fos, France (PortSEurope) June 28, 2017 – The daily rail freight connection between French port of Marseille Fos and Geneva, Switzerland, has been...

Event – MedCruise General Assembly, Toulon, October 11-14, 2017

Toulon, France (PortSEurope) June 25, 2017 – Following the 50th MedCruise General Assembly in Gibraltar (June 14-17), the organisation has announced that...

Corsica Linea prospers with Marseille connections

Ajaccio, Corsica, France (PortSEurope) June 25, 2017 – Twelve months ago, Corsica Linea took up the challenge of crossing the Mediterranean with precise...

Bayonne port to organise conference on agri-food traffic

Bayonne, France (PortSEurope) June 22, 2017 – France’s Bayonne port has taken a step further in its strategy of commercial promotion and strengthening...

Drewry expects ONE to become fifth largest container company globally in 2021

Lisbon, Portugal (PortSEurope) June 22, 2017 – UK consultancy Drewry Shipping foresees a new wave of mergers and acquisitions in the container shipping...

Event – Medports workshop – July 5 – Marseille Fos port

Marseille, France (PortSEurope) June 22, 2017 – Following the success of the first Medports forum 2016, and in accordance with the results of the...

Renaud Muselier and Martine Vassal boycott Marseille port supervisory board meeting

Marseille, France (PortSEurope) June 23, 2017 – In a letter addressed to Jean-Marc Forneri, the president of Marseille port supervisory board, Renaud...

Nantes-St. Nazaire commences quay renovation

Nantes-St. Nazaire (France) June 21, 2017 – The redevelopment of the Prise-d’Eau quay, located near the Louis Joubert lock, has started. It was...

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