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Dunkerque Port achieves new grain record

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The Port of Dunkirk has confirmed a record traffic of 3.226 million t for the 2015-2016 campaign.

2.32 million t of wheat was shipped to the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and Central America, and 0.77 million t of barley to Asia and the Middle East.

These results reflect the drive of the operator Nord Céréales, which has improved its productivity on its site.

While the modal share of transport by waterway is now 46%, rail is also a very popular transport mode, further extending the hinterland of Dunkerque-Port towards eastern France and Picardy. New traffic volumes have been carried by rail to the Port of Dunkirk since the beginning of 2015, representing 12% of supply. Five rail operators are active on the market and run full trains. The volume of grain carried by rail has now exceeded 385 000 t.

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