The ports of Sète
Thanks to its unique geographical position, between sea and lagoon, its adaptability and its multi-modality, the port of Sète includes a commercial port, a fishing port and a marina.
The commercial port has allowed the transit of 3.3 million tons of goods in 2014 (bulk, liquid, container, rolling freight). It also covers the pole with the passenger car ferries and cruise calls, representing 180,000 passengers in 2014.
Its geographical location and its multi-modality are major assets: Sète is quickly connected to the motorway networks (Spain, Italy, northern Europe), but also to the railway networks, with 40 km of intra-port network, as well as the direct link with the canal du Rhône.
The fishing port was, until the mid-2000s, the first fishing port of the Mediterranean coast.
Today, with 2850 tons of marine products sold in 2014 Sète auction is always a center of Mediterranean fisheries. With a fleet of fifteen trawlers and fifty small businesses, the auction offers daily a wide range of products of high quality seaproducts.
The fishing port is also managing a careening area. This area is equipped with a gantry that can lift ships up to 170 tons.
The port also has an activity area. It hosts food establishments working in the maritime field. Zones of this area are supplied with raw seawater to meet the needs of different processes.
The marina has the particularity to extend over the entire city of Sète. Thus, the 1800 rings including 1150 closed canals, managed by Port Sud de France, fall along canals but also on 4 different spots in the city, each with its specific characteristics to meet all the needs of recreational sailors visiting or residence (small marina, yachting, etc.)