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Logistics – transportation

+ 3,800

people employed in the transport and logistics sectors in Dunkirk Port

48.6 MT

of goods transported through Dunkirk Port in 2021 

88%

rate of shipper satisfaction with the quality of services provided by the port of Dunkirk (AUTF – French Professional Shippers Association satisfaction scale 2021)

Leading

French port for the import of fruit in containers and leading port for rail freight

Because of the appeal and multimodal nature of France’s 3rd biggest port, the Flanders-Dunkirk territory is a major European logistics and transport HUB.

See why Dunkirk is the ideal location to set up your transport and logistics activities. 

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KEY INFORMATION

  1. TEMPERATURE-CONTROLLED WAREHOUSES
  2. DRY WAREHOUSES
  3. RO-RO TERMINAL
  4. A HIGH-PERFORMANCE CONTAINER TERMINAL
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TEMPERATURE-CONTROLLED WAREHOUSES

37,000 m2 of positive temperature cold rooms and 40,000 m2 of negative cold rooms allow fragile goods to be conserved on the port of Dunkirk. Dunfrost, Dunfresh, Nordfrigo, 24HFrost, Sofrilog and Destock FCL are some of the logisticians offering temperature-controlled storage spaces.  

entrepôt de stockage

DRY WAREHOUSES

The port area has almost 90,000 m2 of dry warehouses for the storage of all types of goods. 

Dunkerque Logistique, DHL, CNJ Group and many others have high quality spaces, providing you with a safe and reliable service. Some also provide high added value services. There are also 300,000 m2 of dry warehouses outside the port area (Mauffrey, DBS, Decock, De Neuter, ESG, etc). A further 280,000 m2 will soon be added to this. 

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RO-RO TERMINAL

Dunkirk is the 2nd French port for trade with Great Britain. Aside from crossings via the Eurostar, DFDS makes 12 sailings per day to Dover and 5 sailings per week to Rosslare from the ferry terminal.

The new “Ireland Terminal” and the new passenger reception, security and check-in facilities are a further step in the development of ro-ro traffic. 

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A HIGH-PERFORMANCE CONTAINER TERMINAL

  • A capacity of 1 million TEU per year
  • A draught between 13.30 m and 17.50 m
  • 700 Reefer outlets to preserve fragile goods  
  • Cold ironing for berthed ships  
  • One 6,650 m2 stuffing/stripping container warehouse

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5 REASONS TO CHOOSE DUNKIRK AS THE PLACE TO GROW YOUR LOGISTICS ACTIVITIES

  1. A key geographical location at the heart of a basin of 80 million consumers within a radius of 300 km
  2. Complete multimodal transport, providing a smooth flow of goods 
  3. The Dunkirk International Logistics (DLI) business park is a “Choose France” certified turnkey site 
  4. Numerous sector stakeholders with key skills
  5. Well-known reliable and stable port services. No disruption to the service since 1992, including during the Covid-19 health crisis.  

The Port of Dunkirk has all the services you need for the shipment and delivery of your goods: consignees and shipping agents, freight forwarders and many other services.

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SEE SOME OF THE MAJOR LOGISTICS STAKEHOLDERS LOCATED IN DUNKIRK PORT

  1. CONHEXA
  2. DESTOCK FCL
  3. NORFRIGO
  4. DHL GLOBAL FORWARDING
  5. TRANSALLIANCE
entrepôt Logistique

CONHEXA

Conhexa is a Belgian company that has been located in the port of Dunkirk since 1993 and employs around 150 staff. Since then, Conhexa has been constantly investing in logistics warehouses for fresh and frozen products, thus supporting the development of the “container” sector. In the port of Dunkirk, it has:

  • Dunfrost: 40,000 m3 of negative cold stores  
  • Dunfresh: 28,000 m3 of temperature-controlled warehouses specialising in fruit and vegetable logistics  

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DESTOCK FCL

Destock FCL has 6,000 m2 of warehouses, four 450 m2 cold stores and one fully secured store for high-value goods such as alcohol. 

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NORFRIGO

Norfrigo, a family company founded in 1965 specialising in logistics for seafood, has refrigerated warehouses extending 48,000 m3 or space for 10,400 pallets on the port of Dunkirk.

Logistics – transportation

DHL GLOBAL FORWARDING

A subsidiary of the DHL group specialising in international freight, DHL Global Forwarding has 6,000 m2 of warehouses in Dunkirk. 

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TRANSALLIANCE

The Transalliance group has two storage offers in the territory: Cetalog (32,000 m2) and Solotra. 

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TRANSPORT

As the 3rd largest port in France, Dunkirk has a whole ecosystem of transport and logistics companies within the region offering a wide range of services.

  • Many road hauliers
  • Transport-related services, such as First-Stop LPS which repairs HGV tyres.
  • Low carbon fuels: Initiatives for the fuels of the future are emerging from Dunkirk’s CO2 and H2 hub. The new Gaz’Up filling station offers companies LNG and CNG, Daudruy provides NE100 biofuel to decarbonise fleets. Plus, the haulier Bogaert has chosen to run its fleet on B100 biodiesel supplied by Nord-Ester-Daudruy. And soon the Reuze project, H2V59, etc.
  • Secure car parks and high-quality services for drivers, for example: Trucks’nB.

EXPLORE THE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURES FOR A STRAIGHTFORWARD LOGISTICS CHAIN

BORDER INSPECTION POST, AN ESSENTIAL INSTRUMENT

Unveiled in 2015, the Border Inspection Post (veterinary and phytosanitary inspection service – BIP/BCP) is located in the immediate vicinity of the ferry and container terminals. A time saver when it comes to inspecting your:

  • Products of animal origin intended for human consumption,  
  • Products of animal origin intended for animal feed, 
  • Products of plant origin intended for animal feed, 
  • Plants and plant products, including wood.
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DUNKIRK PORT: FRANCE’S TOP BANANA!

For 25 years now, the port of Dunkirk and the French West Indies banana industry have been forging a strong relationship.

  • 4,500 tonnes of bananas from Guadeloupe and Martinique arrive at the port of Dunkirk every week, representing around 24 million pieces of fruit. 
  • Today, 100% of French banana production goes through Dunkirk, demonstrating the know-how of the port platform and its stakeholders.

EXPLORE DUNKIRK’S TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS LEADERS

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