Expertise, reliability and maxi dry docks

Chantier Naval de Marseille (CNdM,) founded in April 2010 by San Giorgio del Porto, operates three dry docks including Forme 10, the largest dry dock in the Mediterranean. Despite its relatively young age, the yard draws on a long and renowned history.

Over the past two centuries, Marseille has positioned itself as a venue of expertise for ship repair, maintenance and conversion. Over this time, the structure of companies and facilities has changed as the environment adjusts to the market. CNdM employs 110 people including naval architects, mechanical engineers, skilled workers and specialised technicians.

The yard, alongside its Italian sister company, San Giorgio del Porto (SGdP), operates a total of eight dry docks and over 2 km of equipped repair quays. It is capable of handling the largest of vessels and is perfectly positioned to support all the needs of the maritime sector, from cruise and offshore to LNG and cargo, providing specialised services and assistance 24/7/365.

The yard is located in the eastern area of the Port of Marseille, the largest in France, and is at the centre of the major transport route that extends from Genoa to Barcelona. The harbour benefits from direct access to the Western Mediterranean Sea with no tide or lock restrictions, which means vessels up to 11.70m can enter CNdM’s docks with no time constraints.

The area enjoys a favourable climate for ship repair activities, with less than 60 days of rain per year on average. Directly connected to the highway, the yard is close to the city centre (6 km from the Marseille Saint-Charles central railway station) and Marseille Provence Airport (20 km). International connections are easy, saving owners and operators both time and money.


Shipyard Services

Chantier Naval de Marseille, together with its sister company, San Giorgio del Porto (SGdP), is a one-stop shop for repair, conversion and refitting operations in the shipping industry.


Here following the company's main services.

Repair and Maintenance

Ship repair and maintenance form the core business of the two yards: from mid-range ships to the giants of the sea, CNdM has the facilities, the teams and the technical know-how to carry out any kind of repair. 

Specialized Services

In addition to standard repair and maintenance services, the shipyards also offer specialvalue-added options. Major engine and equipment makers are their regular partners and their have selected qualified service providers. Both shipyards are able to execute all kinds of work on vessel propulsion, ranging from removal of tail shafts and rudders to complete overhaul of thrusters or azipod in our workshops.

Refitting Services

CNdM is able to provide fully customised refitting services and conversion operations. Whether the shipowner wants to give a new look to an old vessel, renew or revamp existing areas, boost a ship’s capacity or improve its efficiency, the yard's teams are able to design, manage and deliver any project, regardless of its complexity.

Painting and Washing

The Genova Industrie Navali group (GIN group) has strong expertise in applying and using all types of paint and the latest washing and dustless technologies, such as robotic hydro-blasting with ultra-high-pressure water cleaning (up to 3,000 bar) for hull or deck treatment. The yard also carries out other services such as tank coating, 


Chantier Naval de Marseilles gives high priority to health, safety, security and environmental protection

Strongly committed to QHSSE, SGdP and CNdM recognise the importance of ensuring high quality standards. Providing a safe and healthy working environment for site staff and partner organisations is considered a primary objective.

The shipyards’ operations take place in an environment where a broad range of inter-related activities is required. Extensive experience acquired over the years has allowed them to devise and implement a comprehensive QHSSE system.

Staff are qualified by GTT to manage LNG membrane type repairs and, through carefully selected qualified service providers and an extensive network of subcontractors, both companies offer a full range of specialised activities, including membrane tank testing, cryogenic piping, and valve and pump overhauls.


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As a minimum, the shipyards ensure that the necessary priority actions described below are fulfilled in order to optimise the activity monitoring of the project and to be more efficient in achieving higher standards, both in direct and indirect specific processes and in the general management of the project:

  • Comply with all applicable laws and regulations within the country of our operation, with particular reference to regulations and quality standards.
  • Perform all activities in a manner conducive to safe work practices and which avoids risk to our employees, neighbours and the environment.
  • Optimise the organisational system which should consist of an appropriate team in terms of size and technical-professional capabilities required to achieve all targets established by the Scope of Work.
  • Guarantee that all managers, co-ordinators, controllers and operational centres fulfil their duties in respect of the requirements defined by the Project Management System and, in general, by the contractor’s QHSSE Management System.
  • Develop a motivated and high-quality group within an environment that promotes talent, creativity and mutual respect for greater professionalism, also through ongoing training and work ethic comparison that identifies the values and wishes of individuals.
  • Guarantee the improvement of services and management methods, and also arrange inter-disciplinary meetings at the end of the project in order to evaluate management results and single disciplines.



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Chantier Naval de Marseille

Terre Plein de Mourepiane - Porte 4 CS 40034
13344 Marseille Cedex 15
Phone: +33 (0) 484 894452