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29 avril 2024

Jean-Rémy Villageois, nouveau Président du Directoire de Nantes Saint-Nazaire Port

Nommé par décret du Président de la République en date du 19 avril 2024, Jean-Rémy Villageois prend officiellement ses fonctions de Président du Directoire de Nantes Saint-Nazaire Port ce lundi 29 avril 2024.

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19th January 2024

Review of 2023 and Future Prospects 

On 19 January 2024, Nantes Saint-Nazaire Port presented its review of 2023 and its outlook to the media. This was an opportunity to provide a mid-term review of the strategy adopted in 2021.

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24 November 2023

Nantes Saint Nazaire Port's Montoir de Bretagne Facility To Be the Site of a Hydrogen Production Unit

Nantes ‒ Saint Nazaire Port is adding a new brick to the structure for the deployment of renewable energy, and is thereby helping to ramp up energy transition in the industrial and port activity zone on the Loire Estuary. In late 2022, Nantes ‒ Saint Nazaire Port issued a call for expressions of interest for the production of hydrogen in the Port Authority area. The Management Board has just chosen Lhyfe to set up a renewable hydrogen industrial production and distribution unit at the Montoir de Bretagne port facility.

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10th October 2023

The Container Ship WEC Van Ruysdael Opens Up a New Shortsea Shipping Service out of Montoir

As of mid-September, shipping line WEC Lines has incorporated Montoir de Bretagne in its Northern Europe ‒ Southern Europe maritime logistics plan. The inaugural port call took place on Tuesday, 10th October 2023, in the presence of representatives of Greater Western France industrial firms that are users of this shipping service, and of representatives of the Shipping Line

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9th October 2023

The Saint Nazaire Port Facility is Chosen for the Installation of the Îles d’Yeu and Noirmoutier Offshore Wind Farm

It’s now official: Nantes ‒ Saint Nazaire Port has been chosen as the port of installation of the Îles d'Yeu and Noirmoutier offshore wind farm. An agreement regarding the reservation of port real estate has been signed by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE), Nantes ‒ Saint Nazaire Port and the Company Eoliennes en Mer des Îles d’Yeu et de Noirmoutier (EMYN) for a period of use of 21 months. This award is a powerful sign of the recognition of the know-how possessed by all the port professionals who were already involved in the deployment of France’s first offshore wind farm facility, which came into service in November 2022.

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9th October 2023

The MontoirVigo Ro-Ro Service is 50 Years Old!

2023 marks the fiftieth year of existence of the ro-ro shipping link between Montoir de Bretagne and Vigo. Nantes ‒ Saint Nazaire Port’s oldest shipping service, it was originally created to support the development of flows of component parts between the Citroën plants in Rennes, in Brittany, and Vigo, in Spain.

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1st september 2023

Michel Puyrazat, Interim Chair of the Management Board of Nantes ‒ Saint Nazaire Port Authority

By ministerial order published on 31st August 2023, Michel Puyrazat has been appointed Interim Chair of the Management Board of Nantes ‒ Saint Nazaire Port Authority as of 1st September. He will also be continuing in his role as Chair of the Management Board of La Rochelle Port Authority.

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25th July 2023

Transforming the Loire Estuary Regional Community into a Low-Carbon Energy Hub

The Loire Estuary Regional Community has just been designated as the successful tenderer following the call for proposals by the French National Agency for Energy Transition (ADEME) for a low-carbon industrial activity zone (ZIBaC) within the framework of the "France 2030" Programme. The consortium comprising AILE, the Loire Estuary Association of Industrial Firms, of which Arcelormittal, Cargill, EDF, Elengy, Engie, Eqiom, TotalEnergies, and Yara are all members, Saint Nazaire Urban Area District Authority, Estuaire et Sillon Community District Authority, Nantes ‒ Saint Nazaire Port, and Pays de la Loire Regional Authority, is proposing some thirty concrete actions to speed up the decarbonization and energy transition of this industrial area. The ZIBaC label will make it possible to secure funding to prepare and to ramp up the deployment of those actions.


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13th February 2023

Record-Breaking Call at the Montoir de Bretagne Ro-Ro Terminal

The ro-ro vessel Neptune Horizon, of the Neptune Shipping Line, called at Montoir de Bretagne on Saturday, 11th February. She had on board nearly 3 100 Renault and Dacia vehicles, which were arriving from plants in Bursa, in Turkey, and in Pitesti, in Romania. A new record.

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18th January 2023

Representatives of six leading wind ports shook hands on handling Europe’s offshore wind challenge together

Even though they are usually competitors, representatives of the six largest wind ports in Europe shook hands and signed a declaration today at Port Esbjerg in Denmark and immediately started the work. They have agreed to join forces to speed up the green transition in order to meet Europe’s ambitious offshore wind deployment targets. The ports lack capacity.

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6th January 2023

Greater Western France’s Port at the Heart of National and International Energy-Related Challenges

In 2021, the overall traffic level at the Port of Nantes ‒ Saint Nazaire amounts to more than 29.7 million tonnes (MT), 76 % of which comprises import traffic. This evidences the Port Community’s ability to gain fresh impetus, in a context marked by considerable geopolitical tensions and by the expected development of energy transition.

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21st November 2022

Lhyfe and Nantes Saint Nazaire Port Collaborate to Develop Offshore Renewable Hydrogen

 Lhyfe (EURONEXT: LHYFE), one of the world’s pioneers for the production of green renewable hydrogen, and Nantes ‒ Saint Nazaire Port, France’s fourth largest seaport, have reached a partnership agreement so as to develop the offshore renewable sector and thereby ramp up energy transition on the Loire Estuary. 

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14th October 2022

The Port Revealed on 27th and 28th October  

Nantes ‒ Saint Nazaire Port will be opening its doors to the public as part of the 7th edition of the Pays de la Loire Region's "Company Tours in Our Region Days" initiative. Unique visits will offer people the chance to discover the richness of the whole port and industrial complex by talking to those who work there.

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14th October 2022

OPORTUNITY: The New Dynamic of Greater Western France’s Port Collective

OPORTUNITY is the new identity of Greater Western France’s port collective. It was unveiled at the launch event held in the evening of Thursday, 13th October, at Escal'Atlantic in Saint Nazaire, in the presence of over 150 Nantes ‒ Saint Nazaire Port Community players. Instituted in 2018, Nantes ‒ Saint Nazaire’s port promotion initiative is thereby given fresh impetus. To exist, the Port of Nantes ‒ Saint Nazaire has to play as a team, to make its port services and logistics offer visible, to demonstrate agility and take up, together, the challenge of energy transition. More than a new identity, this is a genuine programme of action that is being put in place and being driven by an entire collective. 

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18th May 2022

Port and Industrial Complex on the Loire Estuary Generates 28 500 Jobs

The latest study by INSEE, the French National Institute of Economic and Statistical Information, shows the social and economic development of the port and industrial complex located on the Loire Estuary, from Nantes to Saint Nazaire. Over the period 2015-2018, 2 300 jobs were created there, and the economic value added (EVA) increased by 14 %..

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5th April 2022

Nantes ‒ Saint Nazaire Port Extends the Capacity of the Liquid Cargo Berth

At the end of March, Nantes ‒ Saint Nazaire Port commenced the nautical work operations for the extension of the liquid cargo berth located at the Montoir de Bretagne multi-bulk terminal. The creation of two new landing stages will make it possible to significantly increase the capacity of the berth, for which the current occupancy rate is close to saturation point. These port infrastructures are expected to be delivered in December 2022.

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25th January 2022

Review of 2021 and Future Prospects

In 2021, Nantes ‒ Saint Nazaire Port has seen its governance change and its strategic plan for the period 2021-2026 unanimously approved. Now more than ever, the Port Authority is committed to serving the firms and companies in its Regional Community and to quickening the pace of the necessary ecological and energy transitions. Having made improvements to its organizational structure in order to deliver the best possible response to the challenges that it faces, once again this year Nantes ‒ Saint Nazaire Port has been enriched by new talent. Furthermore, the Port Authority has maintained a strong level of investment and instituted an ambitious programming of investments for the years to come. Nantes ‒ Saint Nazaire Port is embarking upon a phase that is key to its future, in which a change of economic model is imperative, and in which new growth drivers are being activated as of now.
Review of 2021 and Future Prospects

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7th January 2022

Energy-Related Traffic Falls Sharply in 2021, But Overall, The Other Activities Have Returned to Their Pre-Crisis Levels

In 2021, the overall traffic level at the Port of Nantes ‒ Saint Nazaire amounts to 19 million tonnes (MT), which includes 15.2 MT in import traffic and 3.7 MT in export traffic. This year is marked by the suspension of refining activities by TotalEnergies and by the health and economic crises that struck in 2020.

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7th January 2021

Port Traffic: The Impact of the Health Crisis Is Offset Thanks to the Resilience of Nantes ‒ Saint Nazaire Port Professionals

In 2020, the overall traffic volume at the Port of Nantes − Saint Nazaire amounts to 28 million tonnes (MT). This figure is down 8.8 % compared to 2019, whereas all of France’s major seaports taken together recorded a 15 % decline in traffic volume as of the end of November. The mobilization of all the port professionals and the implementation of a business continuity plan in the spring of 2020 served to alleviate the effects of this unprecedented health and economic crisis.

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