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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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