In 1844, a law allowed to built a pond in La Joliette, then others. Now there are more than 30 km of quays protected by a 10 km seawall. It is the first harbor in France in tons of merchandise. It has 10 dry-docks, built bigger and bigger with the evolution of the boats. The biggest oil tanker in the world has already been in the biggest one. It is the Batilus: 415 meters long, 60 meters large, 42 meters high and 77meter at the top. It could carry 550 000 tons of oil.
Entrance of the commercial port
Inside the harbor, the ferries are ready to go to Corsica
In the foreground, the Vieux Port, and in the background the commercial port