Port-La Nouvelle is the 1st French Port to be privately managed.
A new deep-sea port is currently under construction for a total investment over Euros 600 million.
The port will increase from 60 to 210 hectares. The water depth will reach 16 m to accommodate ships up to 60 to 80,000 dwt. This new infrastructure will focus on the Energy Transition It will increase the existing traffic (liquid bulk, dry bulk, breakbulk, heavy lifts), enable the calls of larger vessels and diversify the port activities. Land plots are available (70 hectares) to develop new storage tanks and weclome industrial or logistics investors. The Port will proposes specialized terminals and expects to be a major port for hydrogen flows in the Mediterranean. First deep-sea facilities will be delivered in 2025 and be operational early 2026.*
Port-La Nouvelle thus intends to amplify its logistics role while taking up the challenge of decarbonization.
The Port is owned by the Region Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée, second largest region in France. The Region is managed by a semi-public Company, called SEMOP. The SEMOP brings together the public actors (49%) such as the Region Occitanie and the Banque des Territoires with a group of private shareholders (51%). The private consortium consists of DEME CONCESSIONS (European operator of port concessions), EUROPORTS (group of terminal operators and maritime services provider), PMV (investment funds), QAIR (independent producer of renewable electricity) and the AUDE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY. This organization is a new model of public/private governance in France.