Dunkerque joins zero carbon group

The port of Dunkerque has joined the Getting to Zero Coalition to support the decarbonisation of the shipping industry. Its aim is to reach the International Maritime Organisation target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from shipping by at least 50% by 2050 compared with 2008 levels by introducing zero-emission, commercially viable ocean-going vessels. [+]

More barge capacity for Dunkirk

Following introduction of a new waterway container service between Dunkirk and Valenciennes in May this year, Nord Ports Shuttle (NPS) is planning a significant increase in its transport capacity on its Dunkirk to Dourges route. In June NPS set a new  monthly record for traffic to and from Dunkirk of ... [+]

French port triumphs at the Oscars

The Port of Dunkerque triumphed at the Oscars on 3 March, with Christopher Nolan's film ‘Dunkirk’ winning the awards for best editing, best sound mixing and best sound editing. The film was shot in the port in 2015-16. While the actual honours went to film industry people, the staff of the port’s ... [+]

Dunkerque makes space for Brexit backlogs

Brexit remains a big unknown but the port of Dunkerque is preparing for all possible outcomes, including creating enough holding area for two vessels-worth of vehicles, said chairman of the management board, Stéphane Raison. He told a press conference on 15 January that Brexit “is very concerning because we don’t know ... [+]

Dunkerque signs customs deal

The port of Dunkerque has signed an agreement with the Regional Directorate of Customs and Excise to develop industrial, logistics and commercial services, speed up transit through and coordinate with transport operators at regional, national and international level.   [+]

Dunkirk leads French ports fightback

French ports are winning back their natural business and regaining their market share from foreign competitors, the boss of Dunkirk told a press conference in Lille on 12 January. The port of Dunkirk's container traffic hit a record 341,000teu in 2016, said chief executive Stefane Raison. At a press conference to ... [+]

Dunkirk opens new check-ins

The port of Dunkirk has brought new check-in facilities into operation for the ferry service to Dover. There are now separate entry points for heavy and light vehicles and the route to the boarding areas has also been improved. The large pre-boarding car park has a waiting area with toilets, ... [+]

Dunkirk makes headway in a tough market

The northern French port of Dunkirk's total container traffic grew by a modest 2% to reach 317,000teu in 2015 but the number of full contains jumped 17%, supervisory board president Francois Soulet de Brugiere told the annual press conference in Lille on 6 January. China Shipping's new service and a ... [+]

RHA dismayed by Dunkirk migrant plan – further updated

The Road Haulage Association says it is dismayed at the news that a new migrant camp is to be built at Dunkirk ferry port, 30 miles from Calais. It would cause “yet more misery for the thousands of UK-bound hauliers who regularly use this alternative route to cross the Channel", ... [+]

Dunkirk sets it sights on the North-East

Dunkirk has ambitions of setting up a network of feeder services to the UK, especially to north-east England and Scotland, commercial director Daniel Deschodt told the port's annual press conference in Lille on 16 January. The port had carried out studies into a number of markets, including services to Ireland, ... [+]

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