General cargo Terminal
Boulogne Calais Port offers general cargo terminals. These terminals are specialised (sugar terminal, cabler terminal), bulk products, food and agricultural products. They are located in the Boulogne-sur-Mer and Calais facilities and provide access to their nearby hinterland or a more extensive territory depending on the type of goods handled.
The sugar terminal, located at the Calais facility, is operated by TSM. The terminal, directly connected to the deepwater quay at the Calais facility, provides a total sugar storage capacity of 67,000 tonnes in two silos.
The silos can be accessed by road. They are equipped with a loader incorporated in the bagging unit capable of loading ships directly in the hold.
The Alcatel Lucent plant in Calais produces optical fibre designed to be laid on the seabed. The cabler terminal connects the plant to the ship by means of a loading duct. This system makes it possible to avoid risky handling operations for this high-tech product while reducing costs resulting from transhipment.
These two terminals are bordered by the Henri Ravisse dock.
The Boulogne-sur-Mer and Calais facilities have the infrastructure, tools and crane operators allowing them to handle small bulk cargos.The facilities depend on the type of cargo, the customer and operational criteria (ship size, etc.).
The Calais facility offers the following installations:
- The deepwater quay of the Henri Ravisse dock, accessible to Panamax vessels.
- The Carnot dock, a wet dock located behind the Carnot lock, is designed to receive bulk carriers of limited size (21-metre lock).
- Paul Devot dock
The Boulogne-sur-Mer facility offers the following installations:
- Quai de l’Europe. The quayage bordering this dock may be covered by Temporary Occupation Permits, or be permanent users.
For more details, see Infrastructure & Tooling section.
Boulogne-sur-Mer is a Designated Point of Entry (DPE). The Boulogne terminal handles various co-products (beet pulp, lucerne, edible crabs) for import and export. On the dockside it has a flat silo of 8,000-tonne capacity capable of receiving this food and agricultural traffic.