Petroleum products

A key player in distribution in the west of France

Pétrolier photo 2020

Thanks to its capacity to accommodate deep-draft oil tankers, as well as the quality of its infrastructure and specialised handling tools, the Port is working with two operators, Picoty and SDLP, to meet the refined product consumption requirements of a hinterland that is constantly growing.

As the only deep-water Port on the Atlantic seaboard, its oil wharf, a secure terminal, can accommodate ships of up to 150,000 tonnes displacement and a draught of up to 16 metres. Access to the sea is easy and protected by the islands of Ré and Oléron only 1 km from the coast.

These advantages make the Port of La Rochelle an important supplier of petrol, fuel oil and diesel, for a large part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, both for companies and for mass retail.
The two operators, Picoty and SDLP, major players in the distribution of petroleum products in western and central France, provide storage and specialised handling services, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The total storage capacity is 556,200 m3.
The refined products are transported via three pipelines, with unloading rates of up to 4,000 m3 per hour. These mainly buried pipelines ensure respect for the environment and a maximum level of safety.
The capacity to accommodate ships at the oil terminal is 85,000 t displacement on the East berth and 150,000 t on the West berth.