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Boulogne Calais Port

Intermodal Terminal

The Calais multimodal terminal allows transshipment of trailers, mobile bodies and containers between the road, rail and sea transport modes.

 

The port of Calais, an unrivalled intermodal hub to diversify your logistics organisations while reducing your carbon footprint

 

At the heart of a strong intermodal network, the port of Calais offers high-capacity, fast, flexible and agile solutions to organize your flows safely between the British Isles and the entire European continent.

 

At the crossroads of road, maritime and rail solutions, the port of Calais provides you with the services and means to optimise the working time of your drivers and transport vehicles while reducing CO2 emissions.

 

The port of Calais offers:

  • 50 departures a day to Dover
  • A daily service linking Calais to Tilbury, London's outer port, dedicated to unaccompanied trailers and containers.
  • Daily interconnections, and more than 22 trains per week, with rail motorways to/from Spain and Italy.

An intermodal fleet run by emodal, an innovative collaborative information system dedicated to unaccompanied transshipment providing simplicity, traceability and time-saving.

 

 

New!!

Since September 2019, P&O Ferries have been offering a new Calais/Tilbury freight service from the Roro/Ropaxferry platform

Rail hub

This hub consists of a twofold rail infrastructure:

  • Rail superhighway hub

This hub, operated by Viia (a subsidiary of SNCF Logistics), allows rail transport of trailers, cranable (P400) or not. Viia uses the Lohr Industries technology. This allows the transhipment of non-cranable trailers (without any specific investment by the transport operator).

 

 

 

Viia operates several trains per day in each direction offering a transport frequency reflecting the ferries' organisation. This frequency is crucial to represent a logistic and commercial interest for transport operators. By accepting all types of trailers and with a high frequency, the rail superhighway provides a competitive modal shift solution.

Transport operator customers on the rail superhighway can organise their unaccompanied maritime transhipment. They are invited to contact Viia to benefit from the IT tools developed for them (E-Modal system).

 

Trailers coming from or destined for the rail superhighway are not limited to maritime transhipment. They can take the road or come from it freely without any specific constraints.

 

 Viia proposes three rail motorway lines from / to the port of Calais

  • - Calais / Le Boulou (Perpignan - Eastern Pyrenees)
  • - Calais / Orbassano (Turin) in northern Italy
  • Calais / Mâcon (Rhône Alpes region)

 

Find more about VIIA Britanica

Contact : sales@viia.com

 

  • Multi-purpose rail transport hub

This hub allows access by combined trains. It has two recessed 750-metre tracks so that RTG cranes and reachstackers may cross the tracks.

This hub is secure and available for the development of new activities.

 

 

Find more about Intermodal Terminal

 

Ferry hub - RoRo/Ropax

Functions:

A RoRo/Ropax Ferry maritime transhipment hub is located at the Calais facility. It enjoys secure, dedicated fast road access.

The hub can ensure the transhipment of unaccompanied trailer and container traffic between ferries or ro-ro ships and the road and rail modes.

 

Calais / Tilbury: new freight line

Since September 2019, P&O Ferries have been offering a new service dedicated to unaccompanied freight between the port of Calais and its Tilbury terminal.

 

The operator offers two crossings per day from Monday to Friday and one crossing on Saturday and Sunday.

 

Timetable (local time):

From Monday to Friday:

- Departure Calais: 22h30

- Tilbury arrival: 4h30 *

Saturday:

- Tilbury Departure: 22:00

- Arrival Calais: 6h00 *

(*) arrival the next day

 

This new service complements the Calais/Dover freight service and allows unaccompanied trailers arriving at the port of Calais by rail motorway services from Spain, Italy and Mâcon to be transported to Tilbury (40 trains per week).

 

Timetable (local time):

From Monday to Friday :

- Departure Calais: 22h30

- Tilbury arrival: 4h30 *

Saturday :

- Tilbury Departure: 22:00

- Arrival Calais: 6h00 *

Sunday :

- Departure Calais: 22h00

- Tilbury arrival: 4h30 *

(*) arrival the next day

 

Equipment: The hub has a trailer storage capacity and three single-deck linkspans for ship handling.

Storage takes place in two yards: a reception yard for export to the ships and rail transhipment (dispatching yard) and another for import traffic with a road exit.

 

 

Reception, vehicle checking and ferry and RoRo ship loading/unloading are performed by the haulage section of Boulogne Calais Port.

 

Services:

The haulage section has an ultra-modern IT tool: E-Modal. This allows the complete dematerialisation of procedures and ensures security, traceability and quality of service for customers.

The yards are equipped with ultra-modern access control equipment connected to E-Modal (analysis of registrations, automated diagnostics, CCTV, security checks). The results are available for customers.

The haulage section handles not only unaccompanied ferry traffic, but also ships stopping over on the three single-deck linkspans directly incorporated in the multimodal terminal.

For more details, see Infrastructure & Tooling section.