Ceva to set up electric auto hub in Dunkerque

The Port of Dunkirk and Ceva Logistics – now part of CMA CGM - have signed a contract to develop a 9.5-hectare new finished vehicle sea import and export hub in the eastern part of the harbour. The site will include vehicle reception and storage areas and rail and road loading facilities. CEVA expects to handle around 47,000 vehicles a year initially, rising to 95,000 by March 2025. In the medium term, ... [+]

Dunkerque to build rail terminal

Dunkerque is to create a new piggyback terminal at its Western Port. It will offer an alternative to road for freight traffic using the ro ro services, as well as for traffic generated by existing and future industrial facilities in the region. It will comprise a transshipment terminal for trailers and ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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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