The port of Dunkerque in brief

France's third-ranking port, Dunkirk is well known as a port handling heavy bulk cargoes for its numerous industrial installations. It has also built its reputation in other sectors such as cross-Channel Ro-Ro traffic to Great Britain, containers, fruit, etc. 


Classified as the 7th port of the North Europe Range which extends from Le Havre to Hamburg, it is also France's leading port for ore and coal imports; France's leading port for containerised fruit imports; France's leading port for copper imports; and France's second-ranking port for trade with Great Britain.
 
 

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  1. SEAFRIGO s’installe à Dunkerque

    SEAFRIGO SETS UP AT DUNKIRK
    23rd february 2018

    Following positive reports from clients of the Port of Dunkirk and faced with increasing demand from its customers, SEAFRIGO has decided to open a branch in Dunkirk.

  2. Didier LE TETOUR – Directeur de la société UNIMA

    DUNKERQUE-PORT AND SEAFOOD
    23rd february 2018

    In recent years the Port of Dunkirk has demonstrated its competitiveness in the field of seafood imports. Despite its advantageous location near the major hub of Boulogne-sur-Mer (where 300,000T of seafood products are handled every year, 90% of them imported), Dunkirk was still neglected almost three years ago. Why has the situation changed so drastically?

    • The maritime facilities at the Port offer competitive possibilities to importers, whatever the origin of their goods. More and more major shipping companies are using Dunkirk and are setting up here permanently.
    • A Border Inspection Post was opened in October 2015, right next to the Flanders Terminal. This reduces diversions by road and so allows the inspection of 5,000 batches a year, compared with 1,000 before its inauguration.
    • These two factors, together with Dunkirk's location near the Boulogne area, have encouraged importers to change discharge ports for their cargoes. Smooth transit through the Port and the presence of leading regional operators (logistics, road transport and transit) who are specialists in the sector, are additional advantages.

 
 
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