- The port center
- Maritime activities
A port of national interest, the port of Kergroise has been the property of the Breton regional authorities since 2007. The commercial activities is run by a public delegation benefiting the Morbihan Chamber of Commerce and Industry until 31 December 2019.
Lorient Kergroise commercial port’s activities are dominated by the transport of two types of goods, foodstuffs and hydrocarbons. Traffic of 2.4 thousand tonnes transited through the port in 2016. On the regional level, it is the 2nd largest commercial port in Brittany between the ports of Brest and Saint-Malo. These three ports account for 83% of the region’s traffic.
Bulk foodstuffs are the largest item imported into the port and 779,951 tonnes came through the port in 2018. This figure can be explained by the significant presence of food processing industries in the region. Soya followed by sunflower cake was the main product imported in 2018, with 773,370 tonnes.
The hydrocarbon traffic is the second largest product imported into the port, with 912,251 tonnes in 2018.
Construction materials is the other major import and represented a total of 680,000 tonnes in 2018.
The port of Kergroise handles 76,392 tonnes of goods and also accommodates cruise liners in the summer. In 2018, 10 ships (4,000 passengers) made a stopover at Lorient commercial port.
The Commercial port has approximately 1031 metres of mooring quay, which extends right to the coast -13m chart datum, and comprises the following installations:
tonnes handled at the port
stopovers including 8 Panamaxes
tonnes of bulk animal feed
tonnes of hydrocarbons
tonnes of bulk construction materials
tonnes of goods and also accommodates
cruise liner stopovers
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