Port description


alphahappinessThe trading port of Lorient is located between Brest and the Loire river, on the south coast of Britanny.

Lorient’ outer roads offer a 20 m depth waiting area sheltered by Groix island, allowing very large carriers to anchor safely. Crew change, provisions/ spare parts supply and underwater survey (water clearness) are frequently arranged on the area.

Maneuvering time between anchorage area and the docks is quite short, about 1 hr.

The deep sea port is accessible at night and day, 365 days a year.

3 tugs of 20, 30 and 40 Mt bollard pull each are available to assist heavy loaded vessel’s berthing.

Kergroise port is specialized in agri food dry bulks, achieving daily discharging rates of about 10 000 Mt per vessel.

The port is fitted with 3 quick unloaders and 5 shore cranes, to feed 150 000 Mt warehousing capacity.

Kergroise facilities also handle various cargoes, such as bulk cement, pig iron, China clay, shredded tyres, wood pulp, timber, scraps, seaweed sand, project cargoes, etc.

Furthermore, dedicated terminals allow the discharging of clean petroleum products, molasses and RoRo traffic.


Port of Lorient records table

Date Vessel Type Year of built Overall length Breadth Depth Gross tonnage Deadweight Cargo discharged Inward draft
Kergroise berth
08/1999 Tampa RoRo Cargo 1984 262,01 32,26 21,01 49 326 44 013 - -
05/2016 Anastasia Bulk Carrier 2012 229,90 38,00 20,50 51 168 92 214 - -
07/2008 Ultimax Wood Chips Carrier 2006 210,00 32,26 22,98 43 591 54 347 - -
05/2000 Oriana Passenger (Cruise) Ship 1995 260,00 32,24 11,50 69 153 6 715 - -
07/2017 Spring Glory Bulk Carrier 2011 229,20 38,00 20,70 51 265 93 379 - -
05/2016 Anastasia Bulk Carrier 2012 229,90 38,00 20,50 51 168 92 214 62 916 -
06/2017 Panorama Bulk Carrier 2012 229,02 32,25 20,10 44 261 81 504 - 12,60
Outer roads
09/2012 Cape Maria Bulk Carrier 2005 289,00 45,04 24,15 87 440 170 012 - -
04/2017 Yenisei River LNG Tanker 2013 288,10 44,20 26,00 100 236 84 565 - -