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Marseille (FRMRS), Marseille, France

Marseille

Marseille (FRMRS), Marseille, France
ADDRESS
23 place de la Joliette, BP 81965, Marseille, Cedex 2 13226, France
EMAIL
Text Link
gpmm@marseille-port.fr
FAX
33 4 91 39 57 00
CORPORATE OFFICE
ANNUAL CARGO TONNAGE
85.79 million (2012)
ANNUAL CONTAINER VOLUME
1.062 million TEUs (2012)

About the port

This port generating 45,000 jobs annually consists of two complementary harbours which ease the functioning of the import-export taking place along the coast. With this, the Port of Marseille-Fos has made its mark in international trade with an overall traffic of 88 million tonnes.

Handling

It may interest you to know that the local logistics zone of the port is provided with 3 million metre square of warehousing facilities. It is also a multimodal port which specialises with the modern infrastructure of dry bulk terminals, liquid bulk terminals.

History

Port of Marseille-Fos was constructed in 1840 as a result of the increase in the maritime traffic at the local port called the Old Port of Marseille. The traffic became too intense for the Old Port capacities and therefore an extension seemed necessary.

Importance

Well- known for its cruise business, Marseille-Fos hosts the world’s largest vessels. It has a new ship repair centre which is unique in the Mediterranean. What’s makes it all the more different is the energy transition player making it its one of a kind eco- friendly port. A port so strategically planned is bound to drive the regional economy serving as the agent of change.