- an amphibious evacuation in World War II (1940) when 330,000 Allied troops had to be evacuated from the beaches in northern France in a desperate retreat under enemy fire
- Dry Port Dunkerque
- Port autonome de Dunkerque
- Department of Nord: arrondissements of Dunkerque, Lille
- Dry Port Dunkerque (DPD) — Liquidation with partial sale
- As regards NFTI-ou, which was a company controlled jointly by IFB and Port Autonome de Dunkerque (Port of Dunkerque Authority), and operated the terminals in the port of Dunkerque, SNCB opted for divestiture by selling its shareholding.
- In these circumstances, IFB negotiated with the other shareholder, the Independent Port of Dunkerque (PAD):
- As regards Dry Port Dunkerque, Belgium has provided the following table:
- As regards NFTI-ou, which was a company controlled jointly by IFB and Port Autonome de Dunkerque, operating the terminals in the port of Dunkerque, IFB explored two possibilities: the pursuit of activities, or divestiture by selling its shareholding.
- IFB and Port Autonome de Dunkerque subsequently sought and found a buyer, CMA-CGM, for the IFB shares […].
- The principal reason for IFB’s difficulties reside in the financial difficulties encountered by its holdings in France, all situated in the port of Dunkerque, in 2001 and 2002.
- IFB divested this shareholding by liquidation and by selling some of its assets, namely its 8,6 % shareholding in NFTI-ou held by Dry Port Dunkerque.
- IFB could not realise its debts on Dry Port Dunkerque (EUR 2,8 million), and had to accept the capital depreciation of its shareholding (EUR 5,1 million).
- In order to divest its shareholding in the company, IFB negotiated with Port Autonome de Dunkerque the lifting of the commitments resulting from the letter of intent.
- In these circumstances, IFB negotiated with the other shareholder, the Independent Port of Dunkerque (PAD): An increase in the capital of NFTIou part of which was underwritten by IFB,
- IFB’s shareholding in Dry Port Dunkerque was characterised by the same features as its shareholding in NFTI-ou: a letter of intent obliged IFB to make good the company’s operating losses.