Bayonne port’s ideal geographical location on the Atlantic coast makes it a direct gateway to the whole of Europe.
Its highly developed rail and motorway network and continually upgraded port structures make it the ninth port in
France and leading French port with triple Quality, Safety & Environment certification.
It services traffic in excess of 4.3 million tonnes a year and is capable of handling over 1 300 ships per year
all traffic included.
Bayonne port has a range of different quays, specialised and equipped for the different types of product handled.
It covers a diverse range of activities: hydrocarbons, steel products, chemical products, fertiliser, sulphur, wood,
maize, cattle feed plus a host of others in the pipeline.
Bayonne is a tidal port which means that it is governed by certain restrictions and general conditions:
Bayonne « standard » ship characteristics:
Length: 160m // Width: 25m // Max draught on arrival: 8.70 m
Prior to final loading, all ships with a LOA in excess of 160m and/or Width greater than 25m mustbe submitted to
the port authorities and Bayonne piloting for approval.
All ships with a LOA of 130m or over and/or arrival and/or departure draught of 7.00m or over can only exit on the tide.
All ships arriving at Bayonne port with a Max draught of 8.70m must moor portside to quay and have a Max exit
draught of 7.5m (Max draught in REDON avoidance zone).
Bayonne port mooring order of priority is managed by the harbour master’s office.
A quay berth “first come, first served” policy applies, i.e. the first ship to arrive in the harbour, shall be the first served by the pilot.
All ships must be officially declared 24 to 48 hours (depending on provenance) prior to arrival in the harbour.
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