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Dunkerque inaugurates the NFTI container terminal

Dunkerque inaugurates the NFTI container terminal

Since July 9, 2010, the container terminal has been managed by CMA CGM through its subsidiary Terminal Link, the new majority shareholder. The CMA CGM Group has increased its holding in the terminal from 30% to 91% by acquiring shares formerly held by APM Terminals. Dunkerque-Port remains a 9% shareholder.

With 1,200 m of quayside, five Super post-Panamax gantry cranes, three of which are the latest generation and 700 reefer sockets, “NFTI offers its customers direct access to the markets of Northern France, the Greater Paris area and Central Europe by road, rail and inland waterway, said a company spokesperson.

According to the Company, Dunkirk is one of Europe’s few natural deepwater ports, and is the ideal choice for maritime operators due to its strategic position on the world’s busiest seaway.

“We are delighted that this terminal has been taken over by a long-standing client of the Port of Dunkirk. With the combined support of CMA CGM and other shipping companies, we intend to develop the terminal’s competitiveness even further and enlarge its hinterland by efficient, consolidated pre-routing and forwarding facilities,” said Martine Bonny, Chair of Dunkerque-Port’s Executive Committee.