September 10, 2020

New Port of Calais Is Getting Ready for 2021

This video of September 7 shows the massive works for the new port in Calais.

A few days ago the first of three linkspans arrived from The Netherlands in Calais.

Port Boulogne Calais (SPD, Societe d’Exploitation des Ports du Detroit) CEO Jean-Marc Puissesseau says that the EUR 800 million works will increase the efficiency of the Channel port.

Double-deck, double-lane linkspans will speed up loading and unloading. Less time in port means more crossings.

The three older berths will remain active. Calais will then have six ferry berths.

About the effects of Covid-19, he said that, “This year the virus made us ill. In 2021 we will go through a healing process. But in 2022, we will be very healthy.”

The new port will be ready in June 2021.