• Short Summary

    THE FRENCH PRIME MINISTER, M.POMPIDOU FORMALLY OPENED OIL-HANDLING INSTILLATIONS AT DUNKIRK HARBOUR LAST THURSDAY.THE PRIME?

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    THE FRENCH PRIME MINISTER, M.POMPIDOU FORMALLY OPENED OIL-HANDLING INSTILLATIONS AT DUNKIRK HARBOUR LAST THURSDAY.THE PRIME MINISTER WAS ACCOMPANIED BY MINISTER FOR PUBLIC WORKS JACQUET; MINISTER FOR INDUSTRY BOKANOVSKY; AND MINISTER FOR CONSTRUCTION MAZIOL.

    TWO MILES OF QUAYS, CAPABLE OF HANDLING VESSELS UP TO 45FT DRAUGHT, ARE EQUIPPED WITH AN EXTENSIVE MARSHALLING-YARD.AN ADJACENT STEEL-PLANT PRODUCES 1 1/2 MILLION TONS OF METAL EACH YEAR AT THE MOMENT, AND PLANS ARE IN HAND TO EXTEND OUTPUT TO BETWEEN 5 & 6 MILLION TONS ANNUALLY.

    DURING 1963 IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT THE PORT WILL HANDLE AT LEAST 10 MILLION TONS OF SHIPPING; WITHIN 5 YEARS THE FIGURE SHOULD RISE TO 18 MILLION TONS.

    IN SPITE OF THE NEWLY-OPENED HANDLING INSTILLATIONS DUNKIRK STILL MUST CHARGE TWICE AS MUCH IN PORT FEES AS, FOR INSTANCE, ANTWERP.M.POMPIDOU IS TO BE ASKED TO SYSTEMATICALLY REDUCE STATUTORY CHARGES TO ALLOW DUNKIRK TO COMPETE WITH OTHER NEARBY PORTS FOR THE RAPID INCREASE IN EUROPEAN TRADE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA14T5DV4RDCEL7JZH6HLSDKM9S
    Media URN:
    VLVA14T5DV4RDCEL7JZH6HLSDKM9S
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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