Caen-Ouistreham & Cherbourg: two complementary forces working together 

  • Caen-Ouistreham: an adaptable regional port in the hinterland
  • Cherbourg: a unique port at the heart of the Channel seaboard
  • Over 2,000ha of port land
  • A wide range of activities: cross-Channel traffic, cruise ships, conventional freight, marine renewable energies, shipbuilding and repair, yachting, fishing, seafood processing, etc.

PNA at a glance:

PNA was established when the Regional Council of Normandy and the Manche and Calvados Departments joined forces to support economic development of the territory. 

Its role is to manage and develop all port concerns, guarantee secure maritime access and define a sustainable development policy for the two ports.

PNA is the 10th largest commercial port complex in France.

It sustains key economic activities in the territory:

  • - 5,000 direct or indirect jobs resulting 

    - €200M invested in Normandy (2007-2017)

    - 100ha of port land fully dedicated to MRE

    - 5 million tonnes of freight per year 

    - 1.7 million cross-Channel passengers per year

    - 2,400 yachting berths, and 25,600 overnight stays

    - ¼ of the tonnage of fish declared in Normandy



Last update: 19/09/2017