<br/><br/>First class infrastructure

First class infrastructure
Atlantic Port of Bordeaux has 7 specialised sites, with a broad range of industrial facilities.

7 specialised terminals

Set on Europe’s largest estuary, Atlantic Port of Bordeaux benefits from a superb location in the middle of France’s Atlantic seaboard. As a key vector of development in the region, the port has 7 specialised port terminals linking the city to five continents.

Bordeaux TerminalA port of call in the city centre for cruise ships

Dedicated to passenger traffic, the city centre of Bordeaux is now a dream location for cruise ship stopovers, enabling these prestigious ocean liners to dock in the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage site. With 38 stopovers scheduled for 2012, Bordeaux welcomes more and more cruise ship passengers, attracted by the cultural and architectural riches of this world renowned city.

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Bassens TerminalBulk goods, cereals, containers, forestry products, heavy lift cargo

Located on the right bank, the Bassens terminal handles most of the goods which pass through the port. It is a major logistical hub at the centre of a large industrial port zone. With over 3km of quaysides, the site's activities are varied: recycling, cereals, oilseeds, industrial bulk, containers, forest products, heavy parcels ... Companies located in the Bassens area continue to invest in this major development hub, which accounts for over a third of the port’s total traffic (more than 3.2 million tons per year). The Bassens site also has a direct rail link.

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Grattequina TerminalA new terminal dedicated to heavy lift cargo and aggregates

This new terminal is located on the left bank, close to the Blanquefort Ecoparc business park. Specifically designed for heavy loads, it completes the range of services offered by Atlantic Port of Bordeaux and enables sea transportation of small wind turbine propellers (30m). The second phase of development, which aims to accommodate larger vessels, is to be able to receive aggregate and transport large wind turbine propellers (75m) and heavy lift cargo.

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Ambès TerminalThe largest petro-chemical terminal in the South West

Located at the confluence of the Dordogne and the Garonne, the Ambès terminal is equipped primarily for the transit and storage of hydrocarbons and chemical products. Nearly 4 million tons per year (half of the port’s trade) pass through the terminal (petrol, diesel oil, domestic fuel, fuel oils, crude oils ...), making Ambès the most important hydrocarbon hub in the South West.

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Blaye TerminalDedicated to cereals and liquid bulk

With a circulation of close to 300,000 tons of cargo per year, the site at Blaye is dedicated to the trade of bulk liquids, but also cereal exports.

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Pauillac TerminalAirbus logistics and fuel storage

This terminal on the left bank, which has several units reserved for oil tankers, is also the principal regional logistical centre for Airbus, handling transportation of A380 components. Arriving by sea from France, England, Germany and Spain, these components are then transferred to specially-fitted barges which take them on to Langon. These convoys then continue to Toulouse by road. Nearly 710,000 tons of cargo is shipped each year from the Pauillac site.

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Verdon TerminalLeading port for container circulation and cruise ship stopovers

With more than 200 hectares immediately available for industrial and logistical installations, Le Verdon site is a major deep-water port (12.5 metres drafts) on the Atlantic coast, also equipped with a 12,000m² hangar. Specialising in the transportation of containers, the port also handles heavy loads of all varieties and serves as an anchoring point for large cruise ships. This terminal, through which more than 200,000 tons of cargo is transported each year, also has 3 quayside berths, two container gantries and a roll-on/roll-off ramp. A rail network also directly links the port terminal to the Bordeaux agglomeration.

Take a panoramic view of the city centre terminal.