• It is estimated to reach 650,000 tonnes managed per year, equivalent to a quarter of the French port’s yearly traffic

Following the launch of its logistics operations at the CELSA steelworks in Bayonne (France) in November, BERGÉ has already handled a dozen ships since the beginning of the year, equalling 50,000 tonnes.

Over the coming months, BERGÉ expects to build on these figures, as the estimated volume of the contract is a combined 650,000 tonnes per year – which equates to around 150 ships – comprising three specific products: coils, billets and scrap.

This contract alone accounts for 25% of the goods handled annually by the Port of Bayonne. In the case of coils and billets, these are cargo operations destined mainly for northern Europe and A Coruña, respectively.

For its operations to be a success, BERGÉ has created a local team with the aim of boosting the company’s activity in Bayonne – with this year marking 18 years of collaboration with the city’s port – and leveraging its experience from other sectors beyond the steel industry.

In all, the company controls five million tonnes of steel products each year across 27 ports throughout Spain and one in France (Bayonne), making its extensive transport network, storage capacity and localised expert service available to its clients wherever they are.

In the steel industry, BERGÉ oversees the entire value chain, from consignment, stevedoring and port management to storage, transport and value-added logistics. This enables it to streamline the handling of goods by managing raw materials and finished products alike, such as coils, profiles, wire rod and industrial sheet steel, among others.