Since 1 April 2021, CFNR Transport SAS, a subsidiary of the Rhenus Group, has been managing the SEMOP (operating company) of the Rhine Port of Colmar Neuf-Brisach. After one year of operation of the industrial port zone, a first assessment can be made and some projects announced.
For a period of thirty years from 1 April 2021, the operations of the Rhine Port of Colmar Neuf-Brisach have been entrusted to a SEMOP (Société d’Economie Mixte à Opération Unique), the capital of which is held 51 per cent by the Rhenus Group subsidiary CFNR Transport SAS, 34 per cent by the SMO and 15 per cent by the Banque des Territoires.
Jean-Marc Thomas, Managing Director of CFNR Transport SAS and of the SEMOP, looks back on the first year of operation: “The new governance has been implemented without difficulty and allows us to be confident about the future. As part of the planned investment programme, we have already set up an external storage area of 8,500 square meters and deployed a new IT management system.” Port traffic, consisting mainly of metallurgical products, minerals, construction materials and foodstuffs, has remained stable over the past year.
In the course of 2022, the SEMOP will acquire six wagons for the rail transfer within the industrial port zone and will renovate its administrative building. As regards the development of the EcoRhena ZAC business park, along the Alsace canal, the prefectural decree has been published and the first analyses and studies will begin shortly. Together with the local authorities and citizens’ associations, the economic zone will be developed by the SEMOP in order to offer investors pieces of land alongside the quay for commercial and logistics activities.
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Meet us from 05 to 08 April 2022 at the SITL exhibition dedicated to transport and logistics
You will find our different activities represented on:
- The River Transport Forum, Booth D63 organised by Voies Navigables de France
- On our booth C63 dedicated to the Port Concessions!
On 2 December, on the occasion of the AEO club organised by the French Customs Department DGDDI in Nancy,
the Regional Direction officially granted CFNR Transport its Authorised Economic Operator certificate.
CFNR Transport has been certified AEO S since 2019.
This internationally recognised label is a guarantee of reliability and security in the international supply chain.
On December 23, 2020, the Syndicat Mixte Ouvert (SMO) of the Port of Colmar Neuf-Brisach validated the implementation of a new Public Service Delegation in the Port.
This will enable a new type of operator, a Société d’Economie Mixte à opération unique (SEMOP) associating the SMO, CFNR Transport and the Banque des Territoires (Part of the CDC), to develop and manage the Rhine Port for the next 30 years.
The Port of Colmar Neuf-Brisach currently employs 28 people with a turnover of 3.5 million euros in 2020. It offers high-performance multimodal services for an annual traffic of 1.4 million tons.
An investment plan of €27 million will enable the Port to develop its services based on its strengths.
These investments will be financed by private capital, state and territorial subsidies as well as bank financing arranged by a banking pool composed of the Caisse d’Epargne Grand Est Europe and the Banque Populaire Alsace Lorraine Champagne.
The implementation of the new contract and the creation of the new company will take place during the first quarter of 2021.
CFNR Transport and the Rhenus Group are pleased to participate in this unique port management and thank the SMO of the Port of Colmar Neuf-Brisach for its confidence. With already a strong experience in port operations in Europe and France, CFNR Transport and the Rhenus group are confident about the future and the prospects offered by this new activity within the group.
CFNR Transport wishes you a Happy New year ! All the Best for 2021 !
The Port of Metz is publishing 2 public announcements following spontaneous expressions of interest in the Port de Thionville-Illange and in the Port Metz-Mazerolle
(documentation is in French)
On 20 September 2020, on the occasion of the Heritage Days, CFNR Concession opened the doors of the New Port of Metz.
Around a hundred visitors were able to discover the infrastructures and activities of the Port of Metz.
The New Port of Metz is the 1st river grain port and the 6th river port in France.
The French TV Channel France3 and the local Newspaper Le Républicain Lorrain covered the event (Documents in French only)
Reportage de France3
At the beginning of September, CFNR Transport delivered two heavylift to the port of Rouvignies (North of France). The first one was 30 meters long and weighed 150 tons and the second one weighed 16 tons.
Thanks to the involvement of the handling staff, CFNR and Nancyport port terminals on the Moselle remain operational during this period of confinement.
The opening hours are as follows:
– Port of Thionville-Illange: : 8h-12h / 13h-16h
– New Port of Metz: 9h-12h / 13h-17h (24-hour train reception on working days)
– Port of Nancy-Frouard: 6h-17h30
– Toul: 8h-12h / 13h-16h
Loading and unloading schedules are previously fixed.
Safety rules have been put in place to limit the risks for our staff and the carriers visiting the site.
Our operational services can be reached by e-mail or telephone:
– CFNR Thionville-Illange : email@example.com – Tel : 03 82 86 55 24
– CFNR Metz : firstname.lastname@example.org – Tel : 03 87 61 69 60
– Nancyport (for Nancy Frouard and Toul) : email@example.com – Tel : 03 83 49 04 51