Port of Thionville-Illange

The Port of Thionville-Illange is the largest domestic port in France for the transportation of metallurgic products. It is the most important port on the Moselle Mining Canal (Canal des Mines de Fer de la Moselle [CAMIFEMO]). One of the main advantages of the Thionville-Illange Port is its three-way intermodal freight transport (road, railway and waterway).

Location of port

  • Moselle kilometre 271
  • Right and left bank
  • Guaranteed draught of 3 m (9.8 ft)
  • Storage capacity (surface): 10 hectares approx. (1,076,391 sq ft)
  • Length of quay: 1400 m (1531 yds)

Port services

  • Receipt
  • Despatch
  • Storage (open storage, silos, warehouses)
  • Screening plant, milling, loading


  • Cereals
  • Oilseeds, oleaginous fruit and protein crop
  • Solid mineral fuels
  • Metallurgic products
  • Unprocessed and processed minerals
  • Building materials
  • Heavy cargo


  • Hoisting cranes up to 40 tonnes
  • Covered transshipment shed with rolling bridge (10 tonnes)


Source: Ports de Moselle




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