Sea transport: a network of specialized ports
Services to nearby ports of Antwerp, Rotterdam and Le Havre.
France’s no. 1 port for dry goods
France’s no. 3 for international trade, handling over 50 million tons a year (56,65 million in 2006).
CMA CGM: direct freight services between Dunkirk and China French Asia Line (FAL) 3
- Ports of call: Qingdao, Ningbo, Xiamen, Chiwan,, Yantian, Beyrouth, Jeddah, Port Kelang.
- Transit time: 20 days from Dunkirk to China.
- 9 container ships with a capacity from 6,500 to 8,500 TEUs.
Norfolkline’s Dunkirk-Dover Ro-Ro service to the UK
Inaugurated in 2000, NORFOLKLINE’s Dunkirk-Dover roll-on roll-off ferry line has not ceased to expand with the constant policy of meeting the needs of hauliers, lorry drivers and passenger-car drivers.
The replacement of the ferries originally operating on that line by new Ropax ferries that are ideally adapted to that route and combine speed, comfort and stability, enables Norfolkline to offer the following:
- Up to 12 crossing each day, from each port;
- An optimal crossing time of only 1 hour 50 minutes;
- An increased carrying capacity, each of the new ships being able to take 120 freight units, 200 cars and 780 passengers.
Delphis Channel Connect
The Delphis Channel Connect (DCC) line, inaugurated in late 2005 by the feedering company Delphis, ensure a regular link between Dunkirk’s Container Terminal with the ports of Le Havre, Felixstowe and Rotterdam.
The purpose of this line is to facilitate the organization of transport for small lots of containers or individual containers from and to Dunkirk to and from other seaports of the North European range.
The service provided by DCC includes at least one call a week at Dunkirk, on Tuesdays. Combined feeder and river barge transport offers are available jointly with Nord Container Service (NCS), the provider of inland waterway container transport from and to Dunkirk.
France’s no. 1 port for freight traffic with UK.
France’s no. 1 port for passenger traffic
no. 1 in added valued
2nd worldwide for RoRo logistics
no. 4 in France for freight, handling 41,5 million tons in 2006
11.52 million passengers and 2.249 million cars a year,
1.4 million trucks + trailers
83 shipping companies
4,700 crossings a year
One sailing every 30 minutes on average
41.5 million tons of freight transported in 2007 (to and from the UK)
Europe’s no. 1 center for seafood processing and distribution.