The activities and terminals of Grand Port Maritime de La Réunion are located on two large sites, 3 km apart.
- Port Ouest: the oldest site was inaugurated in 1886 and now houses recreational activities, fishing, and ship repair.
- Port Est: inaugurated in 1986, Port Est handles commercial activities such as container traffic, hydrocarbons, vehicles, dry bulk and conventional cargo as well as cruise ships.
Port Ouest, to the west, is home to:
- commercial activities with the sugar and bitumen terminals as well as a cement and gas unloading station
- recreational activities: Port Ouest has two marinas that have been managed by the West Coast Inter-Council Partnership Coast since January 2016
- fishing-related activities (docks, refrigerated warehouses, ship repair services). In this video you can find out what it’s like to work as one of the Grand Port Maritime de La Réunion’s naval repair divers.
Port Ouest in numbers:
Port Est, to the east, mainly handles logistics and commercial activities:
- the container terminal covers 19 hectares, has 640 m of quay length and can accommodate vessels carrying up to 9,000 TEU
- the grain terminal has a maximum storage capacity of 60,000 tonnes
- the hydrocarbon terminals are connected by pipeline directly to the storage depots of the island’s petroleum products management company
- the conventional goods terminal where, amongst other things, vehicles arrive by RoRo
- the coal terminal, covering more than 4 hectares, stores the coal intended to supply the electric power plants of Le Gol and Bois Rouge
- the EDF electric power plant
Expansion work, which started in 2015, helped develop Port Est’s capacities and led to it becoming the Indian Ocean transshipment hub for the shipping company CMA-CGM.
Port Est in numbers:
Page last modified on: 23 April 2021