As a key contributor to Reunion Island’s economic vitality, Grand Port Maritime de La Réunion is committed to continually improving its activities and services. This quest for excellence is achieved through the motivation and training of Port Reunion employees, as well as the high technical and environmental standard of its infrastructure.
Port Reunion employees
Grand Port Maritime de La Réunion is :
Port Reunion also generates more than 4,800 direct and indirect jobs on the island.
8 sustainable development goals to protect the environment and develop the port area
Grand Port Maritime de La Réunion has undertaken several initiatives to ensure balanced development of its activities as well as risk prevention and preservation of natural heritage.
Eight main priorities were defined in 2019:
- Implementation of environmental measures as defined in the Sustainable Development and Management Plan (PA2D)
- Finalisation of the Natural Heritage Master Plan (NHMP)
- Drafting of the port anti-pollution emergency plan: this plan sets out a series of measures to efficiently combat accidental pollution if it occurs on the water lot of the port.
- Renewal of the authorisation to dredge Port Ouest in order to carry out any maintenance work required.
- Launch of the approach for a more responsible and ethical port: by joining the Environmental Ship Index initiative (ESI), Port Reunion has become the first port in the Indian Ocean to encourage the shipping companies that use the port to limit their environmental impact by means of an incentive system.
- 2019-2023 Strategic Plan and its environmental assessment
- Fight against erosion with the setting up of an expert committee consisting of the French Centre of Studies and Expertise on Risks, Environment, Mobility and Development (CEREMA), the French Geological Survey (BRGM), the Division of Environment, Development and Housing (DEAL), the Municipalities of Le Port and La Possession, and the West Coast Inter-Council Partnership (TCO). This committee defines and validates the actions required for better coastline management.
- A technical and economic feasibility study of the Rear Port: to guarantee the coherence and relevance of the economic programming of the Rear Port, TCO and Port Reunion have drafted a common outline of their strategic vision for the development of this area.
Find out more about the Sustainable Port approach
Page last modified on: 23 April 2021