The Boulogne-sur-Mer commercial port offers a range of services to ships, provided by private companies:
Maritime pilotage consists of guiding large ships near coasts and on the approach to ports. The pilot assists the captain to navigate his ship into and/or out of port.
Contact - Association des pilotes de Calais et Boulogne
Towage is managed by a company which provides the ship with tugs to perform manoeuvres when entering the Port.
Contact - Société Boulonnaise de Remorquage (under concession from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry)
Boatage services include assistance with mooring and unmooring operations on a ship’s arrival and departure, and also with movements within the port.
Contact - Société Boulonnaise de Lamanage (under concession from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry)
In advance of a ship’s arrival and during its call at the port, the brokerage company deals with all the obligatory administrative procedures with the port authorities and customs office on behalf of the Ship Owners.
Maritime agencies offer to represent ship owners, defending their interests and negotiating their contracts.
Handling involves all operations for loading and unloading merchant ships in commercial ports.
Managing the storage of products and shipsupply, consisting in providing goods intenetd to be consumed on board a vessel, for the needs of the crew or the ship's maintenance.
Naval repair includes ship repairs and conversions.
Service provided with the cooperation of the Port of Dunkirk
Degassing consists of removing – legally in a port - the inert gases present in a ship’s various tanks.
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