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Published: 20 November 2017


The Colmar/Neuf-Brisach Rhine Port is a multimodal platform connected to the Rhine and the Grand Canal of Alsace. Its river traffic is  565000 T and 6500 TEU .

The Public Waterways Authority of France (VNF), the French Region Greater East, the Colmar Agglomeration urban community (CA), the Pays Rhin Brisach urban community (CCPRB), and the Alsace Eurométropole Délégation Colmar Centre-Alsace Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) are seeking, together, new ways to accelerate the development of this industrial port-river platform, and to promote the BNHG (Balgau – Nambsheim – Heiteren - Geiswasser) area .

A strategic development project for the Colmar/Neuf-Brisach Rhine Port was built by the partners, who are considering the creation of an unrestricted public-sector association  to ensure the role of the future Licencing Authority of this platform. The members of the future unrestricted public-sector association wish to set up a semi-public company with a single operation (SEMOP), by associating one or more private economic operator(s) with its capital.

The aim of the call for expression of interest is to prepare the selection procedure of a private economic operator and to build the future concession contract with the semi-public company with a single operation (SEMOP) thus constituted. It will be followed by the publication of a Public Appointment Notice and the sending of contractor's bidding documents to the selected candidates.

The purpose of this call for expressions of interest is:

  • To enable interested private operators to learn about a first series of elements on the evolution of the Colmar/Neuf-Brisach Rhine Port
  • To gather all the reactions, comments and proposals made by the industry that will enrich the future forthcoming bidding documents.

Indicative timetable

The deadline for submission is January 15, 2018.

Download the call for expression of interest and additional information

The full call for expression of interest can be downloaded from the following website: