Marseille boss on the move

Marseille Fos port chief executive Christine Cabau Woehrel is leaving her post to rejoin shipping line CMA CGM to become director of assets from 12 March. The port said that a successor would be named in the coming weeks. Marseille Fos supervisory board chairman Jean-Marc Forneri commented: “During the past five years, thanks to her eminent professional qualities and dynamism, Christine Cabau Woehrel has implemented an ambitious development strategy involving ... [+]

Record box volume for Marseille

Marseille Fos handled a record 1.4 million teu in 2017, a 10% increase on 2016 and double the European average, said the southern French port. Throughput was boosted by a 10% volume increase at the Fos deepsea terminals and by three new services at Marseille.   [+]

French ports to run Swiss rail shuttle

A rail shuttle container service is to be launched between the French ports of Marseille Fos and Le Havre and Switzerland in mid-March in a joint initiative with intermodal operator Naviland Cargo. Operating three times per week, the service will run to Chavornay – in the French-speaking region near Lausanne – ... [+]

Sea-rail corridor to speed produce to market

French port Marseille Fos has launched a new sea/rail service to move Israeli produce to northern Europe under a European Union (EU) pilot project. Co-financed under the EU’s Connecting Europe facility, the Fresh Food Corridors pilot will run for two years until 2018 and also includes links from Slovenia and ... [+]

Marseille unveils growth strategy

The Marseille Fos port authority has set out a vision for growth over the four years to 2018 in a strategic plan to position the port as a viable alternative to ports in northern Europe. Developments costing €360 million target areas of activity with the greatest potential for strong growth and ... [+]

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