In 2007, the Region Council became the port authority for both the Port of Calais and the Port of Boulogne-sur-Mer. Today, the Port of Calais is the busiest Roll-on/Roll-off port in Europe. The port offers three berths equipped to handle ro-ro traffic. T4, in the East Basin, can accommodate ships to 180 meters long with 9 meters draft. Also in the East Basin, T3 can accommodate catamarans and ro-ro ships up to 100 meters long with 9 meters draft. T1, in the outer harbor, can accommodate ships to 130 meters with 7 meters draft.
The East Basin contains a quay 725 meters long with alongside depth of 12 meters. It accommodates Panamax vessels to 245 meters long with 11 meters draft. The quay is equipped with two silos and a total capacity for 67 thousand tons of sugar. The back harbor, the Paul Devot Quay, is a multi-use facility that can accommodate ships to 190 meters long with 9 meters draft.
The Carnot Basin is dedicated to small bulk cargoes. It has a total of 1680 meters of quays with alongside depths to 7 meters. The Basin can accommodate vessels to 150 meters long with 6.5 meters draft and 19.5 meters width. The basin contains storage of about 25.1 thousand square meters.
The Port of Calais is proud of its marina, offering 307 berths for fishing and sailing ships, with a 45-slip tidal basin. The wet dock shelters 262 units throughout the year. The marina is fully equipped with facilities and services to provide utmost comfort to its customers.
In 2007, the Port of Calais handled a total of 42.3 million tons of cargo, including 18.7 million tons of imports and 23.6 million tons of exports. Within this total, 40.9 million tons was general cargo, 566 thousand tons was dry bulk, and 819 thousand was general goods.
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