Dunkerque ro ro down but boxes leap

Ro-ro traffic through Dunkerque fell by 7% in tonnage terms to 13.7mt and by 15% in numbers of units, said the port in its latest annual figures published on 13 January. It attributed the fall to Brexit factors  including stockpiling ahead of the 1 January 2021 deadline, which inflated 2020 figures. However, in its first year of operation, the new DFDS Dunkerque/Rosslare freight ro ro service moved 53,000 accompanied and unaccompanied ... [+]

Dunkerque connection for Bristol

CMA-CGM’s short sea Containerships arm has introduced a feeder service between Dunkerque and Bristol’s Royal Portbury Dock with connections to and from the Far East. Containerships already operates between Bilbao and Bristol. [+]

Dunkerque checkpoint open

Dunkerque Port interim chairman Daniel Deschodt has officially handed over the keys of the new Single Border Checkpoint to general delegate for development of the northern corridor, Xavier-Yves Valère. The building combines all services responsible for the formalities and controls of goods. [+]

Traffic down at Dunkerque, but boxes and ro ro up

Traffic at Dunkerque dropped sharply in 2020, falling 14% to 45.2 million tonnes, but there were rises for cross-Channel freight (607,000 units, + 4%) and containers (463,000teu TEU, + 2%) said the port authority in its annual figures. Other traffic was affected by the Covid outbreak and a drastic drop ... [+]

Energetic recruit for Dunkerque

Dunkerque Port has elected Ms Emmanuelle Verger (left) as chair of its board of trustees for a period of 5 years. Currently the chief financial officer for EDF's Nuclear and Thermal Production Division, she joined the Dunkerque board in 2015. The Trustees also renewed the appointment of Stéphane Raison (right) ... [+]

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