After the Public Debate, the Regional Council took the decision in 2010 to launch
the implementation of Calais Port 2015 to meet a clearly identified need and realistic prospects.
Studies on Calais Port carried out in 2013 showed :
- A constant increase in road haulage vehicules ;
- A passenger profile evolution with a development of longer stays ;
- A reinforced concentration of continental Europe - Britain flow across the Channel ;
- The emergence of railways as pre- and post-routing alternative.
Calais Port 2015 will be in service just in time to give the maritime and rail operators the means to develop beyond 2020 :
- New ferry berths will allow fleets to be renewed to have their productivity improved with more capacity and larger ships ;
- Wide common access platforms for freight and tourism will make controls easier, while allowing shipping companies and sovereign services pooling their workforce ;
- Improved rail equipment will open new opportunities for modal shift, both for the rail motorway and potential combined traffics.
- New platforms implemented back RoRo berths will offer conditions to develop un-accompanied trailers lines to the East of Britain, North or Baltic Sea.