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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.

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...

French president to speak at Nantes sea event

Nantes, France (Ports Europe) November 27, 2023 – The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, will participate in 18e édition des Assises de...

DFDS, VIIA sign MoU with French ports of Sète and Calais

Istanbul, Turkey (Ports Europe) November 24, 2023 – Transport operators, DFDS and VIIA, and the French ports of Sète and Calais have signed a Memorandum...

HAROPA PORT: A new production plant on the Seine axis

Paris, France (Ports Europe) November 24, 2023 – HAROPA PORT and VERSO ENERGY have signed an agreement for the installation of a plant to produce...

CMA CGM sees slight decline in TEU handled in Q3 2023

Marseille, France (PortSEurope) November 13, 2023 – French shipper CMA CGM handled 5.72 million containers (TEU) in Q3 2023, down just -0.9% on the same...

New direct rail freight service connects Barcelona port with Toulouse and Lyon

Barcelona, Spain (PortSEurope) November 8, 2023 – A new direct rail freight service now connects the Port of Barcelona with the French cities of Toulouse...

French president in Kazakhstan, trade corridors on the agenda

Astana, Kazakhstan (PortSEurope) November 1, 2023 – French President Emmanuel Macron is in Kazakhstan to promote relations between Paris and Astana....

An urban river logistics solution right in the heart of Paris 

Since June 2023, OBD Grand Paris and Sogestran Logistics have been operating a new logistics solution to allow beverages delivery vehicle reloading right in...

CVE lays foundation for the CVE Port de Bordeaux methanisation unit

Bordeaux, France (PortSEurope) October 25, 2023 – Yesterday, CVE, an independent producer of renewable energy, and the Grand Port Maritime de Bordeaux...

GMP orders four more hybrid straddle carriers from Kalmar

Le Havre, France (PortSEurope) October 24, 2023 – Générale de Manutention Portuaire (GMP) in Le Havre has ordered with four more hybrid straddle...

Fos Tonkin LNG starts small-scale LNG carrier loading service

Marseille, France (PortSEurope) October 23, 2023 – On September 28, 2023, the Fos Tonkin LNG terminal has successfully launched a new small-scale...

One more rail connection Barcelona-Toulouse

Barcelona, Spain (PortSEurope) October 22, 2023 – Hutchison Logistics Synergy, the Spanish logistics arm of Hutchison Ports, will connect the BEST...

Primever Group takes over Port of Sète fruit terminal

Sète, France (PortSEurope) October 18, 2023 – The Agen-based Primever Group has signed a contract with the Port of Sète to take over the management of...

Maersk launches new rail offering from Barcelona to Southern France

Barcelona, Spain (PortSEurope) October 6, 2023 – Maersk launches a new rail offering from Barcelona to Southern France for shorter transit times. Maersk...

HAROPA PORT to develop a new multimodal platform

Paris, France (PortSEurope) September 28, 2023 – HAROPA PORT has announced that it is developing the port of Bruyères-sur-Oise to create a new...

H2V plans hydrogen decarbonisation of Marseille Fos-sur-Mer industrial port zone

Marseille, France (Ports Europe) September 21, 2023 – H2V is preparing a gigafactory for the production of green hydrogen to decarbonise activities in...

Update: India–Middle East–Europe Economic Corridor (IMEC) – a new super-trade route?

Mumbai, India (Ports Europe) September 11, 2023 – A multinational railway and sea ports corridor linking the Middle East and South Asia was announced on...

Ports de Normandie starts building container terminal

Paris, France (Ports Europe) August 31, 2023 – On 29 August, at the Port of Cherbourg, Hervé Morin, President of Ports de Normandie and President of...

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