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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.

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...

VINCI wins contract from HAROPA for power work in Le Havre

Paris, France (Ports Europe) February 2, 2024 – A consortium of VINCI Energies and VINCI Construction subsidiaries has won a contract to deliver a...

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...

Marseille’ 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...

Port of Marseille remains on course, record investments in 2023

Grand port maritime de Marseille – In A Global Context Of Decline, The Port Of Marseille Fos Remains On Course And Is Making Record Investments –...

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...

Port of Brest adds electric crane

Brest, France (Ports Europe) December 14, 2023 – A new mobile port crane arrives in Brest aboard the ship MV LISA from the shipping company SAL today....

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...

Port of Brest approves new concession contract

Brest, France (Ports Europe) December 8, 2023 – The Brittany Region, owner and concessioning authority, has validated the concession contract granted for...

MSC set to acquire Clasquin in France

Paris, France (Ports Europe) December 7, 2023 – Yves Revol and Olymp, controlling shareholders of Clasquin SA, have entered into exclusive negotiations...

Primever restarts fruit and vegetable terminal at Port of Sète, France

Sète, France (Ports Europe) December 6, 2023 – Primever, a leading fruit and vegetable tarnspot company, has restarted operations at the Port of Sète...

Eiffage Concessions, Sodeports win Toulon port contract

Toulon, France (Ports Europe) November 30, 2023 – A consortium of Eiffage Concessions and Sodeports has won a contract for the refurbishment,...

Lhyfe wins “expression of interest” in Nantes St-Nazaire port project

Nantes St-Nazaire, France (Ports Europe) November 27, 2023 – The local start-up Lhyfe, which works in green hydrogen projects, is the winner of the call...

French government specifies details for two floating wind farms

Paris, France (Ports Europe) November 27, 2023 – The French government has specified the location of two floating wind projects in the Mediterranean of...

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