Région Hauts-de-France

The «Région Hauts-de-France» is the owner of Boulogne Calais Port and awarded the concession to Société d’Exploitation des Ports du Détroit through a public service delegation.


Société d'Exploitation des Ports du Détroit

The Port of Boulogne Calais is operated by Société d’Exploitation des Ports du Détroit whose heardquarters are located in Calais. The first French fishing harbor Boulogne-sur-Mer and Calais, first French passenger port and 4th French port for goods, became the so called “Port Boulogne Calais” single port through a public service delegation granted by the owner of both ports, the Région Hauts-de-France”.


The Department of the Pas-de-Calais

The Department of the Pas-de-Calais (LIEN) maintains a significant investment line up to € 190 million for major projects such as the Seine-Nord Europe Canal, the high-speed broadband, the conversion of Cambrai-Epinoy air base 103, the development of Boulogne, Calais, Etaples ports, etc., building or renovating two middle-schools per year, building new roads, buildings, focus on culture and sport, on the future of intercommunal communities and municipalities, etc.

City of Calais

Calais is the first city in the Pas-de-Calais for the number of inhabitants. It is located in the heart of the golden triangle London-Paris-Brussels and open to the sea. Calais has many advantages : sandy beaches, natural and wild sites, an architectural and cultural heritage, Calais lace unique in the world …
Calais is now the centre of major economic and innovative projects for its territory : the Heroic Land theme park, its waterfront, Calais Port 2015 ..
Calais is lively and innovative and surprises us where we do not expect it.

Cap Calaisis


Calais Urban Community : the Gateway to the Northern Region

Due to its geographical position, its industrial and commercial vocation and the accessibility by all means of transport, the Nord Pas de Calais - Picardie has been developing many activities related to transport and logistics.
The richness and diversity of the infrastructures on the coast and the central position of Calais and its urban community within cross-border connections, led local officials to position logistics as an axis of economic development of the territory.



With the port strategy, the French State asserts its ambition to give France a leading place in the international trade as an entry point or hub of Europe and contribute to the industrial and economic development of the country. The French ports are at the interface of sea routes and multimodal transport networks with a central position in the logistics supply chain for the territories. They are intended to accommodate activities essential to the economic growth.
With this port strategy, the French Government is also committed in any kind of facilitation approach such as technical, legal, institutional …

The European Union

The European Union supports trans-European infrastructure funding programs for transport, energy and telecommunications. Innovative and sustainable projects are funded by the EU to promote the growth and competitiveness in Europe with clean and energy-efficient transport, renewable energy and improved ultra-high speed broadband and digital services networks.The European Union also participates in funding programs within the framework of motorways of the sea, to develop a global and optimized maritime trans-European transport network, integrating rail, waterways, sea ports with freight terminals and logistics platforms.


Grand Port Maritime de Dunkerque

The Port of Dunkirk is the third French port, well known as a heavy bulk cargo port for its many industrial facilities and the Ro-Ro traffic with Great-Britain, containers, fruits, etc.

Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie Côte d'Opale

The Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie Côte d’Opale is born from the merger of Boulogne-sur-Mer, Calais and Dunkirk Chambers of Commerce and Industries and has been operating for a long time Boulogne and Calais ports.


Created in 2005, Meridiam is an independent investment company specializing in the development, financing and management of public infrastructure projects in the long term. With offices in Paris, New York, Toronto and Istanbul, Meridiam is the European and North American leading company investing in public infrastructures. Nowadays Meridiam has invested in more of 100 projects for a € 18 billion total amount. Meridiam is a founding member of the Long Term Infrastructure Investors Association.

Caisse des Dépôts

CDC Infrastructure is a 100 % subsidiary of the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations and a long term investor in key assets for the economic development and attractiveness in a country.

Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Région Nord de France

The 4 territorial Chambers of Commerce and Industries compose the Nord de France Chamber of Commerce and Industry which federates them and contributes to the economic, territorial development and attractiveness as well as giving business support to companies.


Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank

Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank is the Crédit Agricole Group’s corporate investment bank, classified as the 9th global banking group in the world by total balances (The Banker, July 2015).

European Investment Bank

The European Investment Bank is the first multilateral financial institution in the world by its volume of loans and borrowings. The EIB gives expertise to strong and sustainable investment projects contributing to achieve the objectives of the European Union policies. Calais Port 2015 is the first French project supported by the European Union with the EIB’s Project Bond Credit Enhancement, guaranteeing the senior debt repayment for an amount of 50.4 million euros.

Allianz Global Investors

Allianz Global Investors is an active management company operating over € 400 billion assets for worldwide institutional and private customers.