The new port of Calais was officialy inaugurated after 6 years of construction on 9 September 2021 in the presence of :
Louis Le Franc, prefect of Pas-de-Calais,
Xavier Bertrand, president of the Hauts-de-France region,
Natacha Bouchart, Mayor of Calais, President of Grand Calais Terres & Mers,
Jean-Marc Puissesseau, President of the Société d’Exploitation des Ports du Détroit.
The extension and modernization of the port of Calais represented an investment of €863 million. An innovative financial package combining public and private funding from the Hauts-de-France Region, Europe, the Hauts-de-France Chamber of Commerce and lndustry, the Caisse des Dépôts and Meridiam.