Brest port is located in the north-west of France, at the western end of the Canal de Nantes à Brest. Major towns near the port are Minsk, Gomel, Mogilev, Vitebsk, and Grodno. The port is accessible to ships of up to 150,000 DWT. The port of Brest is a mixed port, handling both bulk and general cargo. The port has two main areas: The Commercial Port and the Industrial Port. The Commercial Port is located to the south of the Industrial Port and handles Ro-Ro traffic, containers, and general cargo. The Industrial Port is located to the north of the Commercial Port and handles bulk cargo, such as coal, oil, and ore. The port also has a rail link to the city, and is served by an international airport.
The port of Brest is subject to the following export/import requirements:
- All goods imported into France must be declared to customs.
- All goods imported into France must be accompanied by a commercial invoice.
- All goods imported into France must be accompanied by a bill of lading or air waybill.
- All dangerous goods must be declared to customs and accompanied by a dangerous goods declaration.
- All foodstuffs imported into France must be declared to customs and accompanied by a health certificate.
- All live animals imported into France must be declared to customs and accompanied by a health certificate.
AddressAvenue de KIEL Brest 29200 France
Port AuthorityCCI de Brest
Phone33 2 98 46 87 46
Fax33 2 98 43 24 56
Coordinates48º 23′ 12” N, -4º -29′ -26” W
Port TypeDeepwater Seaport
Mean tide7 feet
Channel16 – 20 feet 4.9 – 6.1 meters
Cargo Pier21 – 25 feet 6.4 – 7.6 meters
Anchorage36 – 40 feet 11 – 12.2 meters
Oil Terminal26 – 30 feet 7.1 – 9.1 meters
Max Vessel SizeOver 500 feet in length
Harbor TypeCoastal Breakwater
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25-49 Ton Lifts
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