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Eurofos terminal confirms record 2015 traffic

Eurofos terminal confirms record 2015 traffic
PortSynergy/Eurofos, a joint venture of DP World and CMA CGM’s Terminal Link, has posted record 2015 throughput of 617,751 teu at its Mediterranean Terminal at Fos-sur-Mer outside Marseille, 8% more than in 2014 and 59% up on its initial throughput total in debut year 2011.

“This new historical record, despite difficult economic conditions in France and Europe, confirms the considerable advantages of our port,” said ceo Nicholas Gautier.  

Together with fellow terminal Seayard (APM Terminals/MSC) next door, the two facilities comprising the Fos2XL development have invested over EUR450m in infrastructure to date, handling over 1m teu combined last year. Together they offer liner connections to some 60 destinations a week, while on the landside some 15 trains a week operate from Fos to Lyon.

As previously reported, PortSynergy is catering for further growth by later this year installing the world’s two largest super post panamax gantry cranes, measuring 74m high with outreach of 72m (26 rows), an order placed in autumn 2015.