Realising Opportunity

A Port of Trust

ELocated south of Narbonne, Port-La Nouvelle is a Mediterranean commercial port which operates a tonnage of around 2 million tonnes each year.The port handles a wide range of commodities (petroleum products, liquid bulk, cereals, dry bulk, breakbulk and project cargoes), mainly raw materials and semi-finished products.

Recognized for its reliability, the Port of Commerce is entering an important phase of development. A new deep-sea infrastructure (water depth of 16 m) is currently under construction. It will increase the existing traffic, enable the calls of larger vessels and diversify the port activities into new sectors.

In addition, Port-La Nouvelle is resolutely investing in the energy transition and the renewable energies. An offshore wind turbine construction and assembly site has been set up with 7 ha of land and 250 m of heavy lift quay (15 t per m²). This terminal will soon increase to 30 ha with a second quay of 300 m (10 t per m2). The port aims to become a major platform serving the emerging floating windmill industry. The port will also welcome a green hydrogen production plant.

Likewise, the port is involved in promoting the rail mode to ensure the low carbon print distribution of goods within its hinterland in France and Europe.

Port-La Nouvelle thus intends to amplify its role within the Mediterranean Rim while being a regional hub of the energy transition.