France

Port of Marseille, Costa Group partner for sustainable operations

The Port of Marseille Fos and Costa Group, shake their hands and inked an agreement in order to fund a study and develop new technological practices for sustainable operations. Responsible for the study will be the cluster “Pôle Mer Mediterranée (PMM)”, while it will be supported by the French government.

Coronavirus situation at French ports

Following the Coronavirus outbreak and the measures taken by all sectors of the shipping industry, France issued details concerning French ports and how they deal with the situation. Also,the live map launched to provide a clear picture of where the new virus has been detected, as well as the number of fatalities shows today, February 13, that the coronavirus has cost the lives of 1,369 people, while confirmed cases exceed 60,000.

Port town of Calais aims to leverage Brexit to its benefit

Authorities in Calais are pressing the French government to establish a duty-free zone for British shoppers that would cover the entire port town in northern France, in case a future trade deal between the UK and the EU returns to trade tariffs.

HAROPA sees 5% drop in maritime traffic in 2019

HAROPA, the port complex of Le Havre, Rouen and Paris, saw a 5% drop in maritime traffic in 2019, with a total of 90 million tonnes of maritime traffic over the year. However, the bulk and container sectors grew by 13% marking the best figure since 1992.

Ports in France blocked amidst protests

French ports are blocked as workers protest, aiming to make President Emmanuel Macron to scrap a planned pension overhaul. Namely, ferry services were disrupted, while some bulk carriers were kept at anchor.

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