Saint-Malo, a territory that combines agricultural (breeding and crop) and maritime activities, makes the port an essential entry point for an entire economic chain.
The port of Saint-Malo, with its various activities, is a multipurpose port: both passenger port, commercial port, fishing port, shipyards port, sailing boats port, ocean racing port and cruise ships port.
Its facilities: lock and passages between inner basins, docks, warehouses, terminals, dry dock and cranes as well as the services available: pilotage, towing, boatmen/linesmen, lifting, grubbing, storage, veterinary services and customs combine to make the Port of Saint-Malo an efficient port of call.
Its position vis-à-vis England and the Channel Islands makes it a privileged crossing point for freight and passenger exchanges. Two shipping companies offer crossings to Portsmouth, Poole, Jersey and Guernsey for 750,000 passengers/year.
Saint-Malo is an essential entry point for the entire Breton agricultural sector. 1.3 M tons of goods pass through the port of Saint-Malo (2019). Fertilizers and animal feed are the main commodities that pass through the port, followed by wood and other cereals, meal, salt…
Known for scallops, spiders, whelks and various fish… the port of Saint-Malo also welcomes offshore fishing boats with the Compagnie des Pêches. In Cancale, the main species landed is the cuttlefish (locally called « margate »).
Shipyards activity has been present on the port since its origins. Even though it was reduced in the late 2000s, the Jacques Cartier Naval Pole and the Duguay-Trouin Technical Pole, together with their companies, contribute to the maintenance of the construction, repair and maintenance of sailing boats, ocean racing, servitude and fishing vessels.
The port of Saint-Malo is the Breton leader in cruise ports of call and welcomes between 20 and 50 ports of call (between 20,000 and 45,000 passengers) each year.
“The ports of Saint-Malo & Cancale are the specialists in tailor-made solutions”.
Saint-Malo has business areas where many companies are located.
They have a significant activity dependent on the Port of Saint-Malo.
The road, motorway and rail links, as well as a nearby international airport, facilitate the transit between Saint-Malo and the main communication axes of Europe.
The proximity of the sea is a major asset for the development of biotechnology in the territory of Saint-Malo Agglomeration. The sea is a formidable reservoir for sustainably supplying man with multiple components with medical, cosmetic, nutritional and even energy vocations … More information on marine biotechnology players can be found on “Saint-Malo Développement” website.
Soil nutrition is a major activity in the port of Saint-Malo with a traffic of more than 400,000 tons per year, followed by animal feed and wood traffics.... There are many other products that go through, such as mineral products.
Historical actors such as the Roullier group, ISB, COOPERL… testify to the professionalism of the port of Saint-Malo. s
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With the Pôle Naval Jacques Cartier Naval and the Pôle Technique Duguay-Trouin, the port of Saint-Malo has a global and complementary offer at the service of the actors of the maritime world: docks, travelift, about twenty companies on site…
Saint-Malo and its port retain the image of a very great diversity in the nautical, ranging from the historic ships of the sailing, to the most modern boats participating in the greatest competitions. Renowned local skippers have chosen Saint-Malo as their home port, such as the offshore racing teams BE Racing, Défi Voile Solidaires en Peloton, Défi Nautic…
Many nautical events: «1000 miles Brittany Ferries», «Branle-Bas de Régates», «Cowes Dinard / Baie de Saint-Malo», «Transat Québec Saint-Malo» and the mythical «Route du Rhum» are the pride of Saint-Malo.
Grouped together at Pôle Technique Duguay-Trouin with nautical maintenance companies, the offshore racing teams have spaces on land (land-fill and buildings) or afloat (pontoon lines) and equipment (careening area, boat lift, etc.).