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A natural deepwater port in the centre of northern Europe, Dunkirk is an excellent operational choice because of its strategic location on the busiest seaway in the world (Key figures). It offers regular services to the world’s main coastal economic regions. With its facilities it can accommodate all types of cargo and berth the largest ships. Boasting specialist terminals, the port of Dunkirk can handle both liquid and solid bulks as well as general cargoes (containers, RoRo, conventional, etc). It is outstanding on many counts:

  • The largest French port complex (Calais-Dunkirk)
  • the ninth port of the Channel and North Sea Range and France’s third-largest port
  • Dunkirk has built a reputation in many sectors: it is the largest passenger port in Europe (Calais-Dunkirk 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.

To find out more, learn about existing shipping lines, or simply contact Dunkerque-Port about importing or exporting your goods, visit their site or have a look at the video

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