Montoir Logistics: A Multimodal Platform Built for Europe

Containers: Ambition on a European Scale

Thanks to Montoir Logistics, Nantes – Saint Nazaire is the N° 4 port in France for containers. With shipping lines MSC, CMA-CGM or BG freight, it has both East-West and North-South main shipping services (West Indies, Western Africa, Indian Ocean, Oceania) and is an integral part of the principal European short sea and feedering networks. It is the only port on Europe’s Atlantic Seaboard to be linked to the major hubs both of Northern Europe (Rotterdam, Antwerp) and of the Mediterranean (Valencia, Tangiers Med).

Ro-Ro: A Sustainable Way to Development

Montoir Logistics proposes optimum conditions for ro-ro traffic. A second landing stage offering two berths came on stream in December 2009, serving a 30-hectare storage park that is directly connected to the motorway and rail networks. The liner service linking the PSA Group plants in Rennes and Vigo (Spain) is the biggest user of this facility.
These infrastructures also receive Airbus component parts and large sub-assemblies, coming from the Company’s Saint Nazaire plant or transported by barge from the Nantes Cheviré facility and then onforwarded to Toulouse.

The Best of Logistics Services

To organize and to develop this high-volume cargo throughput, there are many specialist service providers on site. Whether for industrial or port-based logistics, for the organization of transport or handling operations (CGA, Daher, Gefco, IDEA, Manuport, MCS, SDV, Sea Invest, Soflog/Sofembal, Sogebras, Somaloir…) or for the analysis and inspection of goods (SGS). A vast 46-hectare logistics centre that continues to attract new firms.

Breakbulk: The Industrial Edge

Montoir Logistics offers the sector’s professionals optimum conditions for the transfer of large-size industrial components. Industrial assemblies manufactured in the Region (marine or industrial engines and motors, structural elements, etc.) and metallurgical products (such as scrap metal for recycling) are exported via this port facility. Import consignments of steel coils to supply the Arcelor Mittal production lines at Basse-Indre or wind turbine components and more broadly speaking items of equipment used in renewable energy installations are all received here.