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In facts

The customer, in particular

The quality of port infrastructure and equipment is essential to give a quality service. Modernisation and flexibility of the tools, improved handling efficiencies, product preservation and metrology have been the subject of significant investment in 2013 and 2014.

PSF has made significant investments with the purchase of a Liebherr mobile crane, the renewal of two cranes  tremie pump Eurocrane at Quai I and repackaging of the conveyor belt and its weighting towers.

PSF is also pursuing a reliability objective for its services with an ambitious construction and preventive maintenance and is taking on a Management Computerised Maintenance.

PSF wants to develop passenger boat calls (Cruise or Ferry). It is through customer focus at all times, the traceability of the service in terms of safety, access and reception of passengers that is realised this goal.

Mole Saint Louis Quai of the republic and Orient, Breeze Clapot, the marina has for several years some major projects to restructure its quays and its water access and raise its quality and capacity of its marina.

The fish market auction, with an organisation adapted to the return of various ships and logistics and ice making means possible to guarantee the exceptional freshness of seafood closer to buyers' requirements. The search of optimisation and new services motivate fishing teams.

A singular environment

The footprint on resources 

To operate, a port needs energy and water. That is why in the choice of its equipment as much as in its operation, PSF integrates devices and adopts a behavior to lighten or to master his footprint on resources.

This is the case of the two Eurocrane cranes with restitution of potential energy, purchased in 2014; of the solar water heaters equipping the new toilet blocks at the Marina and of the regulations made on the heating of the Harbour Station. The auction team was highly sensitised and associated with cleaning water-saving systems have achieved up to 30% costs savings.

To preserve the marine environment

Each year PSF organises two major anti-polution exercises within the port. This will test the ability to react and improve the operation of the warning chain. These exercises are orchestrated by the Harbour Master with the support of the teams of mooring, and the ferry terminal workers.

But the preservation of the environment primarily pass through the capture of pollutants at source.

Over the whole of its area, the port is equipped with numerous oil separators able to trap pollutants in case of accident or leakage.

On the commercial port :

  • The tremie pump of new Eurocrane’s cranes.
  • The daily operations of a cleaning crew of roads and the commercial port docks.
  • The maintenance of green areas and weeding using zero phytosanitary products  

Help to preserve the natural environment.

In the fishing port of Sète and Frontignan :

The newly created post of dock agent, control and reduces the risk of spill at its source. He works on the docks and water in case of pollution through anti-pollution control equipment which has acquired PSF.

At the fishing careening area, a clean point was achieved in 2014. Hazardous waste is recovered safely and directed to the proper treatment process.

On the Marina :

PSF invested in 2013, alongside the water agency in the development of environmental services and offered to recreational sailors of the port of Sète; These are :

  • Ship sewage pumping system (Domestic waste water and sewage)
  • Careening water treatment system for yachts
  • Pumping of bilge water
  • Clean points


The integration of the  port in the city : 

The demolition of the Mediterranean silos for a total of €350m was the most iconic action reflecting the desir to foster harmonious coexistence between city and port. Many rehabilitation programs were conducted recently, and contributed to the enhancement of port areas related to the town of Sète.

This is especially the area of newly delivered Frontignan activity zone (March 2015), the refurbishment of urban quays (Republic and Orient), the regeneration of the Bassin du Midi for the yachting boats and the accesses East and West of the commercial port.

The port, sustainable development tool :

Sète Harbour has an infrastructure offering alternative transportation solutions to "all road": rail freight, inland waterways and maritime transport. These modes of transport are used to route large flows of goods with limited effects on the environment (CO2 pollution, greenhouse gases ...).

Moreover, reducing congestion, these modes of transport also contribute to improve traffic safety.

The port of Sète, a true multimodal platform, participates in the energy transition policy and the fight against climate change.