The EU’s executive said it is also assessing tax breaks for other ports in the 28-nation bloc.
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27 Jul 2017
11 Jul 2016
The European Commission has begun an investigation into whether tax breaks for French and Belgian ports breach EU state aid rules.
17 May 2016
France’s ports, railways and airports face shutdown.
02 Mar 2016
The Mediterranean port of Marseille Fos is seeing stronger container growth compared to the industry average in Europe, a result the port attributes to shippers becoming more convinced that the port’s days of labor strife are in the past.
16 Jul 2015
The French port of Marseille Fos is off to a strong start in 2015, with overall cargo volumes up 6 percent and containerized traffic at the deep-sea port up 10 percent.
18 Mar 2013
19 Feb 2013
The Port of Marseilles Fos Authority in France reported container throughput rose 13 percent in 2012 to a record 1.1 million 20-foot-equivalent units, driven primarily by a 16 percent surge in deep-sea volume.
24 Jul 2012
The volume of containers handled by the Port of Marseilles Fos grew 14 percent in the first half year year-over-year, while the twin ports’ overall tonnage fell because of shrinking oil volume.
31 Jan 2012
Marseilles again fell short of its 1 million container target in 2011 as traffic declined 1 percent from a year ago even as France’s biggest port booked a 3 percent increase in total cargo throu
28 Oct 2011
21 Jul 2011
26 Apr 2011
The hard-fought reform of French ports takes effect next week amid optimism the nation’s container hubs can win back traffic lost to foreign rivals during years of industrial unrest.
21 Feb 2011
It’s been a tough start to the year for global supply chain interests. Major winter storms throughout the U.S. have disrupted transportation.
18 Feb 2011
French dockworkers called off their six-week campaign of rolling strikes Feb. 18 after reaching an agreement with port employers over early retirement.
15 Feb 2011
French dockworkers and port employers Feb. 15 began negotiations aimed at resolving a dispute over pensions that has provoked rolling nationwide strikes since the beginning of the year.
04 Feb 2011
French ports are at a standstill Feb.
01 Feb 2011
The port of Marseille boosted traffic just 3 percent in 2010, lagging double digit growth rates at rival European ports as it paid the price for prolonged strikes.
31 Jan 2011
French ports were at a standstill for the fourth successive day Jan.
26 Jan 2011
French dockers and port workers will stage a four-day nationwide strike on Friday, Jan.
21 Jan 2011
French dockworkers Jan. 21 began a four-day nationwide strike amid warnings of further stoppages as port employers resist union demands for improved working conditions and early retirement.
20 Jan 2011
French ports are bracing for four consecutive days of nationwide strikes from Friday, Jan.
18 Jan 2011
French port employers and dock leaders are holding talks in a bid to avert a fresh round of strikes at major ports later in the week.
20 Dec 2010
The first two gantry cranes arrived Dec.
16 Dec 2010
The Port of Marseilles boosted container traffic 15 percent in November from a year ago but will miss its 2010 target of 1 million 20-foot equivalent units because of strike action earlier in the year
01 Nov 2010
The port of Marseille is clearing a backlog of more than 60 ships after dockworkers at the Fos-Lavera oil terminal ended their month long strike over working conditions.
27 Oct 2010
French dockworkers will walk off the job for 24 hours Oct. 28 as part of a nationwide protest against pension reform that appears to be losing momentum.
22 Oct 2010
French labor unions called for two more days of nationwide strikes and street demonstrations to protest the government's controversial pension reform plans.
21 Oct 2010
France's eight largest labor unions met Oct. 21 to co-ordinate strategy for their nationwide protests against government plans to raise the minimum retirement age.
18 Oct 2010
French dockworkers will walk off the job at midnight to join a 24-hour nationwide strike Oct. 19 against government plans to reform the state pension system.
12 Oct 2010
French Dockworkers Oct. 12 joined a 24-hour nationwide protest, crippling major ports as well as rail and air transport in Europe's second largest economy.
05 Oct 2010
France's ports and railways face coordinated 24 hour strikes next week that threaten to develop into rolling stoppages that will seriously disrupt freight transport in Europe's second largest economy.
29 Jul 2010
First-half container throughput at the Port of Marseilles Fos rose 17 percent from the same period last year in both tonnage terms and container units.