Tug Stoppage Announced for Port of Marseille-Fos

Tugs will stop work from the start of the shift to 13:00 on Friday, 16 March 2018, in the Port of Marseille-Fos' Western Harbour.

Western Harbour, Marseille Fos

In a letter dated 12 March 2018, Ship agents were advised that this is because the CGT Union at Boluda will be holding a general assembly.

The Western Harbour is a generalist port which
handles all kinds of goods: hydrocarbons and bulk liquids (oil, gas and chemical products), general cargo (containers and other packaging) and bulk solids (minerals and cereals).

It includes warehouses on two logistic zones near the Fos container terminals (Ikea, Maisons du Monde, Geodis/Mattel, etc.) as well as industries (refineries, steel industry, chemical industry).

Like all other global-scale ports, it ensures ship-repair activities with 9 dry docks including the largest in the Mediterranean dry dock: "dry dock 10". 

The Port of Marseille-Fos’ passenger vessels generally dock in the Eastern Port right in the heart of the town of Marseille.


Sarah Penwarden, Budd Marseille

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