P&O PORTS AGREES LEASE DEAL FOR PORT DE SETE, TO
SERVE SOUTH OF FRANCE
14 July 2017
P&O Ports has won a three-year management contract to operate
the container terminal in the Port de Sete in the south of France under an agreement which can
also be converted to a long-term concession in the future.
The contract will see P&O Ports operating a container yard with a draft up to 14,5m draft with
457 metres of quay and adjacent 2 hectares land. The container terminal is expected to
commence operations in October 2017.
Port de Sete is a deep draft port, handling frozen, chilled, general and breakbulk cargo,
containers, ro-ro services and livestock alongside cruise and ferry terminals, a marina, cement
handling facilities and an agro-industrial complex.
Located in the heart of the Occitanie region, Port de Sete has the capacity to process all types of
vessels with additional hectares of land to be developed for the container activity, an ideal entry
point to the Region Auvergne-Rhone with direct inland waterway communications and well
positioned to serve nearby large centres of population including Toulouse, Montpellier and
It forms part of the network of feeder routes in Italy, Spain and France with access to major hubs
throughout the Mediterranean, the road and rail network of southern France and major
businesses located in the region.