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HES Med Terminals Facts and figures

Location: Site ArcelorMittal, Fos-sur-Mer and Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône, France

Open storage capacity:
20,000 m2
Access by:
Vessel | barge | rail | truck
Max. draft:
Steel terminal 11 m, dry bulk terminal 19.5 m and breakbulk terminal 10.10 m
Iron ore | steel products | coal | heavy lift and project cargo
Transhipment | handling | storage and lashing operations
173 professionals at work
ISO 9001 | ISO 45001 | MASE

HES Med Terminals (Sosersid-Somarsid)

3 terminals specialized in dry bulk, steel and heavy lifts

Our exceptional geographical location makes us an ideal hub for Europe, North Africa and Asian shipping routes.

We are specialized in heavy lift cargo and the handling and storage of steel products as well as dry bulk cargo. Due to our strategic location in the heart of the North Western Mediterranean at the crossroads of the maritime transport routes, we are linked to the main European capitals in less than 24 hours.

At one of the in total 3 terminals the focus is entirely on breakbulk. The development of the breakbulk activity requires innovation and engineering and that’s exactly why our breakbulk terminal is so attractive for customers and the most impressive projects. The unloading of military tanks, outstanding works of Art, the roro loading of trains… We are able to manage the most exclusive and extraordinary requests.

Bulk for life at HES Med Terminals

Contributing to the world of tomorrow. That’s what we do at our terminals. We are an important switch in the continuous delivery of essential building blocks for our everyday life.

The car you drive or the energy from your socket for example: chances are that the necessary raw materials for these products were transported via our terminals. At our break bulk terminal we are able to manage the most exclusive and extraordinary requests like the roro loading of trains or the unloading of military tanks. At our terminals, around 173 colleagues work hard 24/7 on matters that affect and shape our daily lives.

They always do so with the highest level of commitment to both safety and care for the environment – essential when working for or with us.


Prevention of accidents and incidents is part of the core values and executed by employees and contractors. We believe that accidents and injuries are avoidable. We are committed to achieving our target goal of zero incidents and are mindful of the environment we live in. They are determined to excel in a strongly rooted culture of safety and operational excellence.


By caring for nature, employees and customers’ requirements, we are dedicated to maintaining the certificates on environment, safety, health, quality and security.
We are ISO 9001, 45001 and MASE certified.


In the business of extensive dry bulk supply, we are alert to the potential environmental impact of the activities. That is exactly why they implement special measures to reduce dust, noise and other potential environmental impacts. A dust suppression system covers the whole storage area. If necessary, stockpiles and open areas are covered with a protective layer as a precautionary measure. 

Christel Wojciechowski
Commercial Manager

T: +33 (0)465 290147 / +33 (0)486 179590
E: cwojciechowski@sosersid.com

Shichao CAI 
Customer service

T: +33 (0)442 473205 

Customer Service

T: +33 (0)465 290148
E: contact@sosersid.com

Laurent BRUNEL 
Customer Service

T: +33 (0)465 290146
E: contact@sosersid.com

HES | bulk for life