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1 Challenges and Opportunities for Martinique Pr Jean CRUSOL REGIONAL COUNCIL MARTINIQUE

2 THE GREATER CARIBBEAN Total land erea: 2 M Km2 Sea erea : 3 M Km2 Strategic location between North and South America between Atlantic and Pacific oceans Panama Canal: Trade: 300 M tons >50% intra USA

3  Total Transshipment 2010: 7 Million containers  Canal extension : 2015  Ships capacity: from 5000 to (15 000)  Growth untill 2025: 11 M (plus 4 M)  Saturation of existing ports

4  Kingston: >  RioHaina-Punta Causedo: >  Freeport: >  Cartagena :  Port of Spain:  Martinique : <

5  Docks : 460 m  Storage area: 15 ha  Depth : 14 m  Number of containers in 2010: (declining)  Transshipment:  5 th rang in french ports  Local port depending on caribbean and european ports  Social instability  Inbalance import/export: 40%

6  Docks extension : 460 to 650 m  North zone extension: 9 ha  East zone extension : 3 ha  Access road : 5 Km  Total cost : 60 M €  Dead line: 2015

7  Transshipment for route North-South America  From containers transshiped to and …  Service for East Caribbean, South America and Europe  Industrial and other value-added transformation for reexport from and to Europe

8 LONG TERM EXTENSION HUB PORT OF CARIBBEAN  Construction of new facility and storage capacity : 45 ha  Docks: 1400 m  Depth: 18 m  Capacity: to containers  Transshipment: caribbean-north- south-america-europe

9  To become an « active frontier » of Europe, and not a passive appendix  Develop technologies and economic activities of the future with technological and scientific backing from Europe and elsewere  Direct connection and communication with our geographical region and the world  Turn the island culture to wath it was (amerindians) and should become again : « A maritime and forward looking culture »


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