Port of Boulogne-sur-Mer
Located in the immediate vicinity of the busiest navigation channel in the world, strategically located on the Northern range, the commercial port has high-performance fixed lifting equipment offering a quality service and large storage capacity, adapted to all types of traffic and enabling users to transit their goods at the port terminal in the best conditions. The Port of Boulogne-sur-Mer is ranked among Europe’s top centres for the processing, distribution and commercialisation of Seafood Products.
With 380,000 tonnes coming in every year, the Seafood Products sector makes Boulogne-sur-Mer a major logistics platform. A new Hub Port has been opened in September 2009. This Terminal is equipped with a very innovative Double Deck Ro-Ro linkspan to receive ROPAW up to 240m and high speed vessels. At the meeting point of the fishing areas and the consumer markets, the Port of Boulogne-sur-Mer occupies a key position in the international fish and seafood market. It is a leading fishing port in France with a diversified fleet of almost 150 boats. Over 70 species unloaded and sold at the fish auction (Halle à Marée) every day. In addition, Boulogne-sur-Mer is a leading European Seafood products centre with over 140 companies.
As a major fish processing centre, the Port of Boulogne-sur-Mer hosts a cluster of sea fish processing industries from catch to the processing, commercialisation and distribution of Seafood Products, from training to research and development. With its unique supply and distribution logistics service and large capacity for refrigerated warehousing and packaging of fresh and frozen products, with 380,000 tonnes of Seafood products brought to the Port of Boulogne-sur-Mer every year. The strength of a network of companies on a single site where all activities in the Seafood Products sector are present and interconnected is an added value feature for the Port of Boulogne-sur-Mer