Frequently Asked Questions 

Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions.

If your question is not in the list below, you can send it to us via the contact form


How do you submit your job application?

Our employment offers are accessible on the Join Us webpage. You can apply for the position that you want either by filling out a job application form or by sending us your unsolicited job application.

Are you looking for a company in the context of your studies and do you want to apply for an internship or a block-release position?

Nantes ‒ Saint Nazaire Port regularly welcomes paid interns and unremunerated trainees, and every year employs many young people under contracts of apprenticeship or professional training contracts. All you have to do is submit your application via the dedicated online form or to respond to one of our employment or training offers on the Join Us webpage.


Are candidates chosen through a competitive selection process?

Only positions for workers to be employed under a permanent contract of employment are up for competitive selection. The wording "Competitive Selection" appears in the employment offers concerned. You will find all the details about this method of selection on the Join Us webpage.


Access to the Port Facilities

How do I obtain an authorization to take photographs or to film video footage at the port facilities?

The port facilities are restricted access zones. Requests for authorization to take photographs or to film video footage are to be sent to us via this form, and are to reach us at least 7 days before the desired date of filming, so that your request can be examined.


Are you a professional engaged in port-related activities and do you need to gain access to the port facilities?

You will find all the necessary information on the Accessing the Port webpage.


Organization of Events

Do you want to organize an event in Port Authority waters or at one of the port facilities?

For all requests regarding the organization of events, please fill out this form.


Circulation within the Port Authority Area

How can I obtain information regarding the opening times of the bridges and locks in Saint Nazaire or any upcoming work?

All our live information is communicated via the Work in Progress ‒ Traffic Information page. We also have a dedicated "Safe in Port" app, which is downloadable for free via the App Store or on Google Play.

Port Tours

How can I visit the Port of Nantes ‒ Saint Nazaire?

All our live information is communicated via the Work in Progress ‒ Traffic Information page. We also have a dedicated "Safe in Port" app, which is downloadable for free via the App Store or on Google Play.

Yachts and Pleasure Boats

Is it possible to moor a boat in the Saint Nazaire dock basins?

The Port of Nantes ‒ Saint Nazaire is a commercial port, and is not authorized to receive yachts or pleasure boats. You can find the full list of ports that can receive you on the website


How do I register my boat?

To register your boat, you should apply to the Vessel Safety Centre in Saint Nazaire. The Vessel Safety Centre’s contact details are to be found on the website of the North Sea ‒ Atlantic ‒ Western Channel Range Interregional Directorate.


Miscellaneous Questions

Are you looking for historical information or documents about the Port of Nantes ‒ Saint Nazaire?

You will find historical information about Nantes ‒ Saint Nazaire on the History webpage. You can also contact Nicolas Huerta, the Head of the Document and Records Management Department:


How can I follow and observe vessel movements?

All vessel movements are shown on a real-time basis on the Vessels webpage. You can also consult the Visiting the Port webpage, where you can find out about all the best locations to observe port-related activities.


Are you looking for a plot of land or a building to grow your business?

Our Real-Estate Offers webpage enables you to find out about our offers of real estate in the Port Authority area that are available for short-term or long-term occupancy.


Is it possible to travel by ferry to Spain, departing from Montoir de Bretagne?

The Montoir de Bretagne – Gijón link was discontinued in 2014. No maritime services are currently open to passengers out of the Port of Nantes ‒ Saint Nazaire.


Acting in a personal capacity, do you want to arrange for your goods to be transported by container?

Take a look at our Shipping Services webpage, where you will find the contact details for shipping lines proposing their services for the transportation of containerized cargo departing from Montoir de Bretagne.


How can I transport my vehicle to another country?

On our Shipping Services webpage, you will find all the necessary information regarding the transportation of your vehicle to another country.


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