Conseil Général de Seine Maritime

The port of Fécamp is situated on the French Channel coast between Le Havre and Dieppe. it consists of 5 inner port basins, 9 docks and is 300 meters long.  The inner port is located 220 meters from the open sea with channel that is 70 meters wide.  Numerous technical, commercial and administrative activities rely on the port activities and the port of Fécamp currently supports around 900 jobs.  The Port of Fecamp, ranked departmental port since January 1, 1984, within the jurisdiction of the Department, which provides management costs and investment costs, maintenance and operation.  In this context, a concession tooling was awarded in 1984 to the Chamber of Commerce Fécamp, with an effective date of 01/01/1985 for a period of 50 years.

The Chamber of Commerce manages three businesses operating in the port, namely fishing, trade and craft. It has, as such, the burden of maintenance works and superstructure floating warehouses, cranes, pontoons. The infrastructure, and operation of structures (locks doors) remain the exclusive jurisdiction of the Department.

Harbour infrastructures under direct management or leased receive departmental funding up to 30-50%. The Port of Le Treport, is a port for fisheries, commercial coastal shipping and leisure boating.  Until the end of the nineteenth Le Treport was the principal fishing ports in the Seine-Maritime and Somme region. Le Treport is situated at the mouth of the Eu River linking the hinterland to the sea.  Port Tréport , classified departmental port since January 1, 1984 , within the jurisdiction of the Department , which ensures management costs and investment costs , maintenance and operation. In this context, a full concession ( equipment and infrastructure) has been granted by the state in 1980 to the ICC Tréport (now CCI du Littoral Normand Picard ), with an effective date of 06/02/1980 , for a period of 50 years . When transferring from the port to the Department as part of the first law of decentralization of ports, the concession was transferred to the Department. Being a full concession , only 2 ports in France have this status ( Roscoff and Tréport ) , ICC provides management and maintenance of all structures and equipment present on the port, it also ensures operation of the works . Although control of consular work , work on infrastructure are however 100% funded by the Department , the tool receives departmental funding up to 30-50 % as the Port of Fecamp. 


On 9th April 2014, Torbay hosted the crossborder workshop “Towards integrated territorial investment strategies for ports and their local communities” in conjunction with the South Regional Ports Association Annual General Meeting. The conference was attended by over 65 participants from across the South West of England and provided FLIP partners with an opportunity to discuss the importance of small and medium sized ports being at the heart of the local communities regeneration strategy.


The final event of the FLIP project - 'OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH IN SMALL & MEDIUM SIZED PORTS IN EUROPE' took place in Brussels on Wednesday 27th May, 2015.  The event was attended by over 60 people from the project and beyond to hear about some of the experiences and study work that has been exchange over the last two and half years.  With an intensive series of exchanges and studies the FLIP project has sought to target some of the structural weaknesses of the Channel regions small and medium sized ports and has promoted a sharing of knowledge to look at the longer term socio-economic, technical and regulatory challenges that could confront the Channel ports in the next few years.  If you would like further information all the presentations for the final event are online and accessible.  Please do not hesitate to contact us via the contact form if you have further queries.

04/02/2015 to 05/02/2015

FLIP partners met in Saint Brieuc on 4th and 5th February to discuss the options available to Ports like Saint Brieuc Le Legue and the experiences of the other French and UK partners gained through their recent studies and events.  Opening the conference Ramon Van Barnveld, representing DG Maritime Affairs & Fisheries from the European Commission spoke of the importance of Blue Growth and the European Strategy for the Atlantic Area.  The conference was opened by Michel Bremont, Vice-Président, Conseil général des Côtes d'Armor who welcomed the FLIP partners to Saint Brieuc and exchange views on the opportunities to further development and diversify the local maritime economy.  The first session focused on the Adaptation and long term perspectives for port infrastructures. Speakers included Louis Laurent Dupont from Marseille and the Association of Ports – Towns who presented the innovative findings of a recent study on the strategic options for the future development of medium and large sized port towns in France.  Louis was followed by a UK speaker from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s infrastructure development division, Adam Littlejohn who spoke about an academic investigative study into the nature of the United Kingdom’s Maritime asset.  He spoke about changing government policies, the need for a clear national plan in next 50 to 100 years, redressing investment backlogs, making policy makers better understand the investment lag and benefits from investments. In particular Adam made the case for port stakeholders better articulating their needs and the contribution they make economically to the local economy.  The FLIP project is presently carrying out two economic impact studies on either side of the Channel in order to formulate a series of recommendations for the final event. 

14/01/2015 to 15/01/2015

APLM hosted a successful workshop for port representatives from the Channel region where the subject was preparation for the new generation of EU funding programmes 2014-2020 that are now comiming on stream. On Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th of January 2015. over 25 ports from France and the UK were represented at the workshop.  During 8 sessions the workshop looked in detail at the emerging arrangements for new programmes and provided a concrete case study of a ports that had successfully led or participated in a project funded on one of the 2007-13 programmes.  The FLIP project has provided essential funding to allow the event to be interpretated simultaneuosly and allow boith Channel French and UK small medium sized ports to discuss with each other the emerging funding opportunities. Presentations from the event are attached below.


The event was hosted in Brussels with a view to raising the profile of small & medium sized ports within the emerging EU Maritime and ports policies.  With a new strategy framework for the development of local ports emerging in the fields of marine renewables energies and short sea shipping, local and regional ports need to feel that they too have a place in this new policy framework at the European level.

14/10/2014 to 16/10/2014

Hosted in Ouistreham from 14th to 16th October 2014FLIP port partners participated in a workshop into the preparation of communications actions that might arise in their day to day activities or during the planning & consultation periods prior to investment projects between implemented.  In particular these project require effective stakeholder consultation with good prep


60 participants attended a cross border workshop hosted by the Port of Newhaven  - "Port planning and development for a sustainable future"  The cross border workshop, took place in Brighton on Wednesday 10th December 2014.  The event was opened by Norman Baker MP, the Member of Parliament for Lewes.  A number of English and French speakers provided a detailed insight in the field of port masterplanning and presentations were given about a number of the FLIP projects key studies including the smart energy audits of the UK partner ports.


The FLIP project was launch in Fecamps.  Partners met formally for the fist time where representatives of the FLIPm partner partners had the opportunity to present their planned studies and events.  As part of an innovative consultation mechanism, partners were invited to provide input to each others studies and event preparations.  The first partner steering committee met and discussed issues such as reporting, procurement the preparation of terms of reference, prior experience from each of the partner ports.