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Largest dry dock in Mediterranean is back in operation

The largest dry dock in the Mediterranean — the Port of Marseille’s Graving Dock No. 10 (Forme 10) — is back in operation. Opened in 1975 to accommodate a new generation of ULCCs, the giant dock measures 485 m (1.525 ft) long by 85 m (279 ft) wide with a 10.7m (35 ft) maximum draft above the blocks. (marinelog.com)

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Port news from Marseille Fos

Marseille - The Cruise Terminal with MSC FantasiaPassenger throughput started the year at half-pace, down 13% on a total of 269,000. Cruise numbers fell 16% to 150,000 – with 41 calls as against 48 in Q1 last year – including 55,000 home port passengers. Ferry carryings on the North Africa and more seasonal Corsica services fell 8% to 119,000.

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Cruise lines on high alert in France following Paris attacks

Marseille - The Cruise Terminal with MSC FantasiaCosta Cruises and MSC Cruises, which were both targeted by the terror attacks in Tunis, Tunisia earlier this year, say they are on alert following the French terror attacks in Paris on November 14th, and may cut short their port calls in Marseille. (bignewsnetwork.com)

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