Port of South LouisianaBühler GmbHTelestackCleveland Cascades LtdViganThe Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology
  • TBA Group
  • Sailors Society
  • Port of Stockton
  • Bühler GmbH
  • Port of Vancouver USA
  • Cimbria

French shippers acclaim Dunkerque Port

French shippers acclaim Dunkerque Port

(Posted on 10/07/20)

The French shippers' trade association, representing importers and exporters from all over France, has revealed its satisfaction index of the shippers' perception of maritime transport, based on a survey entrusted to Eurogroup Consulting and conducted with around fifty decision-makers.

France's third-ranking port, Dunkirk is well known as a port handling heavy bulk cargoes for its numerous industrial installations. Classified as the 7th port of the North Europe Range which extends from Le Havre to Hamburg, it is also France's leading port for ore and coal imports; France's leading port for containerised fruit imports; France's leading port for copper imports; and France's second-ranking port for trade with Great Britain.

The Port of Dunkerque is clearly approved in the survey:

If 41% of the participants in the panel are "very satisfied" or "satisfied" with French port communities in general, the figure reaches 88% where Dunkerque is concerned.

80% of the participants believe that the level of service quality in the Dunkerque port community is improving, while 13% consider it stable.

The measures implemented in recent years such as reverse charge VAT, the H24 customs clearance services in advance of unloading, the opening of the Cargo Community System (CCS) and even "the pooling of Terminal Handling Charges (THC)" have been prime movers in the continuous improvement initiative for the handling of goods.

Similarly, during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Port of Dunkerque as a whole took every step required to ensure port operations continued as normal while preserving the health of employees present on the quays.

In this period marked by major economic uncertainty, the Port Community of Dunkerque is delighted by the results of the survey and would like to warmly thank the shippers for their renewed confidence.

The port is 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.

On June 24, Dunkerque-Port was also awarded PERS certification (Port Environmental Review System) set up by the EcoPorts network and issued by the ESPO (European Sea Ports Organisation).

This environmental management certification, specific to the port sector, attests to correct compliance with current rules and standards, and rewards involvement in projects and initiatives for better environmental performance in ports.

Latest News

MVTTC Chairman invokes Churchillian spirit in New Year message

(Posted on 15/01/21)

David Ryan, Chairman of the New Orleans based Mississippi Valley Trade and Transport Council (MVTTC),... Read more


Key stages of €1.3bn Gdansk plan to complete in 2021

(Posted on 14/01/21)

The Port of Gdansk has announced that key projects within the largest investment programme in its history... Read more


Abu Dhabi Ports expands relief measures

(Posted on 10/01/21)

Abu Dhabi Ports have announced a freeze on rent escalation during 2021 for all businesses in its Industrial... Read more


Sept-Îles welcomes first ship of 2021

(Posted on 10/01/21)

Flying the flag of the Netherlands, the M/V Erasmusgracht arriving from Lake Charles, Louisiana, was... Read more


HHLA PLT Italy starting on schedule

(Posted on 10/01/21)

The announced acquisition by Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) of 50.01 percent of the multi-function... Read more


Le Havre revitalises multi-bulk terminal

(Posted on 05/01/21)

The Port of Le Havre’s Supervisory Board has awarded a concession for the construction and operation... Read more


Federal Kushiro first vessel of 2021 at Trois-Rivières

(Posted on 05/01/21)

The Federal Kushiro is the first vessel to call the Port of Trois-Rivières in 2021. It docked... Read more


Abu Dhabi Ports hits 2020 targets

(Posted on 05/01/21)

In facing the extraordinary challenge of a once in a generation pandemic, Abu Dhabi Ports has weathered... Read more


BPA welcomes Brexit deal but warns of impacts

(Posted on 28/12/20)

Responding to the news that the EU and the UK had reached an outline agreement on a future post Brexit... Read more


Border checks loom, deal or no deal

(Posted on 22/12/20)

As from 1 January 2021, businesses that conduct trade between the EU and the UK will need to deal with... Read more


TBA GroupPort of Vancouver USACimbriaTOC EventsPort of StocktonSailors Society
  • Telestack
  • Cleveland Cascades Ltd

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest global news in bulk cargo handling and shipping