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1st march 2019

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On Thursday, February 28 and Friday  March 1, in conjunction with the LEMAIRE shipping agency, DT Project and forwarding agent, and port handler BARRA SNM, Dunkerque-Port welcomed the ABB VANESSA carrying heavy-lift cargo for the RENAULT factory in MAUBEUGE (MCA - Maubeuge Construction Automobile). The factory has been producing the Kangoo range on an exclusive basis since 1997.

The various parts of the new-generation stamping press from the Hyundai Rotem firm in South Korea are part of the major investment that Groupe Renault is making to produce the future Kangoo family at MCA. In all, more than 2,600 tons of goods will be unloaded via Dock 6 in the East Port of Dunkerque, for delivery to the Maubeuge site, by river for packages over 100 tons and by road for the rest. 

Stéphane Raison, President of the Executive Board of Dunkerque-Port, was delighted with the operation: "Carrying out such a unique project illustrates the know-how of Dunkerque-Port providers in handling off-specification cargo or of exceptional size."

About Renault:
Groupe Renault has manufactured cars since 1898. Today it is an international multi-brand group, selling close to 3.9 million vehicles in 134 countries in 2018,  with 36 manufacturing sites, 12,700 points of sales and employing more than 180,000 people. To address the major technological challenges of the future, while continuing to pursue its profitable growth strategy, Groupe Renault is focusing on international expansion.  To this end, it is drawing on the synergies of its five brands (Renault, Dacia, Renault Samsung Motors, Alpine and LADA), electric vehicles, and its unique alliance with Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors. With a 100% Renault owned team committed to the Formula 1 World Championship since 2016, the brand is involved in motorsports, a real vector for innovation and awareness.

About Dunkerque-Port:
The largest French port complex (Calais-Dunkerque); the ninth largest port on the Channel and North Sea Range and France's third-largest port, Dunkerque-Port has built a reputation in many sectors: it is the largest passenger port in Europe (Calais-Dunkerque hub); France's largest energy hub; the country's largest LNG terminal; the leading French port for containerised fruit and vegetable imports; the largest French port for ore and coal imports; France's largest rail port; the region's largest waterway port; and the third-ranking French port for grain traffic. Dunkerque-Port is also a sustainable port. It is the trading port of the new Hauts-de-France Region, the largest agricultural region of France, the leading region for the rail industry, and the leading region for the car industry. 2018 Traffic: 51.6 Mt

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