The Port of Marseille Fos is a multipurpose, multi-channel port with infrastructure to handle all types of traffic. Thanks to its geostrategic positioning, at the heart of the Euro-Mediterranean area, and its quadrimodality (road, rail, river and pipelines), it is positioned as Europe’s southern gateway
Ideally located on the Mediterranean coast, the Port of Marseille Fos is made up of two harbours with very distinct features :
Eastern harbours : an urban port area, in the heart of the city of Marseille covering 400 ha (between La Joliette and l'Estaque), considered as a local port in the Mediterranean for cargo and passengers.
Western harbours : a 10,000 hectare (the area of the centre of Paris) industrial-port area in Fos-sur-Mer, including 3,000 hectares of natural areas, considered the massification deep sea port dedicated to major intercontinental industrial and logistics flows.
Covering a very extensive area, the Port of Marseille Fos has the space and infrastructure to accommodate maritime, logistics and industrial activities. It is capable of handling a wide range of activities, covering everything from import to export of all types of cargo (liquid bulk, dry bulk and breakbulk cargo). The Port has some major logistics platforms hosting international players that supply the French and European markets.
Industrial activities such as oil refining, the iron and steel industry, chemical industry and ship repair with dry dock 10 - the third largest in the world - also make up the port ecosystem. The Port of Marseille Fos also meets international standards for passenger activities such as cruises and ferries.
The port in figures
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- Leading port in France and 3rd in the Mediterranean (in terms of cargo tonnage).
- 500 global ports served in nearly 160 countries.
- 90 direct shipping lines and 101 transshipment offers.
- An average of 25 vessel calls per day.
- Nearly 80 Mt of cargo handled.
- More than 3 million passengers (including 1.85 million cruise passengers and 1.25 million ferry passengers).
- France's leading cruise port, and among the top 5 Mediterranean ports.
- The Port generates 41,500 direct and indirect jobs (excluding temporary or self-employed workers) in its territory, which represents 7.5% of jobs in the commercial sectors.
- 3 million m² of logistics warehouses.
- 10 ship repair dry docks in Marseille.