Through a new agreement with Cinturion, the Port of Marseille Fos has claimed it is on its way to becoming one of the top digital hubs in the world.
The port has signed a concession agreement with the fiber optic network supplier for the rights to use submarine landing infrastructure.
The port already offers an intelligent and reliable landing infrastructure for submarine telecommunications cables, equipped with six ducts and capable of accommodating five cables.
This infrastructure will connect the cables routed to Marseille from all over the world, to the Marseille and European digital ecosystems, cementing the port’s economic development strategy by becoming an international digital gateway.
“The port of Marseille Fos is playing its role as a catalyst for economic and digital development of the territory at the service of the national acceleration strategy for the Cloud of France,” said Hervé Martel, Chairman of the Management Board.
“Expertise of the Port is to manage international flows. After the bulk goods, the data becomes a new strategic logistics flow. We are delighted to welcome Cinturion to the port compound, which represents a new top-tier partner.”
Earlier this year, the Port of Marseille Fos also announced it is working alongside H2V to establish a new industrial facility to produce green hydrogen.
Costing around €750 million ($851.6 million), the development of this production plant aims to help decarbonise operations in the Fos industrial port area.