January 2019: New rail service
By January 2019, GreenModal transport (a Novatrans Sister Company, Charles André Group) will extend its multimodal offer from Dunkerque to main rail hubs of South of France (Bordeaux, Bayonne, Toulouse, Perpignan, Marseille, Lyon and Avignon) and North of Italy (Turin, Novara and Milan).
February 2018: clearance 24h/24h
Dunkirk regional customs department has allowed the clearance 24 hours/24 and 7 days a week on the Port.
December 2018: wharf extension works
Extension works of “the Quay of Flandres”, started in February are continuing.
November 2018: New Line DEX (Dakar express)- Senegal-Mauritania
The Shipping Company Hapag Lloyd has announced the start of a new containerized regular shipping line, with 1 call per week in Dunkerque (first call: 26th, November 2018).
September 2018: Arcelor Mittal cargo in Dunkirk
Thanks to the work of all the actors of the Port Of Dunkirk, half of Arcelor Mittal volumes destined for India and China are now managed in Dunkirk instead of Antwerp. The company STE realizes the stuffing of coils in COSCO, OOCL and CMA CGM containers on the Terminal Des Flandres. More than an economic choice, this new organization of transport has also a positive impact on the environment, using short logistic circuits.
August 2018: New line East Coast of England
Set up of a new weekly Short Sea service, via UNIFEEDER, from Dunkirk to British port of Teesport and Scottish port of Greenmouth (in partnership with CMA CGM).
July 2018: fluvial
Start of a third river unit on the Dunkirk- Dourges axis. This additional unit meets a growing demand and offers to customers a smooth, fast and perfectly clocked service with main regular shipping lines calling at Terminal Des Flandres.
July 2018: New line North of Spain
Launch of a new weekly maritime service, via Xpress Feeder, from Dunkirk to Bilbao. This new service aims to recover containers from “Mother vessels” (like FAL service) in Dunkirk to Spain (Bilbao, Gijon and Vigo).
June 2018: Arrival of the new quay crane PZ6
This gantry crane, with a height of 54 meters is the highest of the 5 cranes already in place on Terminal Des Flandres. It offers the possibility to handle simultaneously with 4 gantry cranes the largest commercial vessels (ULCS).
Blue Stream Service - January 2018
From January 2018, Terminal Des Flandres will host the weekly Blue Stream service