The next port K International Transport is highlighting is the Fort-de-France port in Martinique! The island is a part of the Lesser Antilles Archipelago in the French West Indies. Fort-de-France sits in the center of the west coast on the Bay of Flemings, is the country’s capital, and is also the largest city in the region. Known for its stunning beaches, mountains, and rainforests, the city has often been dubbed the “Paris of the Caribbean,” and the bay is rated as one of the “most beautiful bays in the world.” Other must-see highlights in the city are the many fortresses, cathedrals, and parks. Fort-de-France even contains the Mount Pelée volcano, which fortunately has not been active since 1902.
The city is in great proximity to other destinations in the area making it a popular cruise destination. It contains two cruise terminals with Pointe Simon serving as the main dock. In 2023, the city received 240 cruise calls. The best year was 2018 when over 300 ships entered the city. Luckily, the downtown center is only a 15-minute walk from the terminal! Between 2020 and 2030, 35 million will have been invested to update the terminal’s infrastructure and technology.
In addition to cruise ships, the port handles general/bulk, Ro-Ro/container vessels, and tankers. The most common exports are bananas, sugar, fertilizer, cacao, and rum, and the most common imports are oil and raw materials. The port has 1,900m of berthing space and terminals can accept depths of 5.5 up to 12 m depending on the cargo. Lastly, the port handles around 2,800,000 tons of cargo annually.
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