MN: A fleet that exactly matches its operational requirements

MN builds, buys or charters vessels whose characteristics are ideally suited to its customers’ most demanding requirements.

MN’s current fleet:

 
 

Ro-Ros MN Toucan and MN Colibri
Under a 15-year contract with Arianespace, these 2 vessels carry launcher components of Ariane 5 from Europe to French Guiana. They are specially designed and built to transport these components, integrating the constraints associated with the components and the ports in which they operate. (see technical data sheets)

Access to technical description of du MN Toucan. Access to technical description of du MN Colibri.

 
 


Ro-Ro MN Pelican
This ship, purchased in reply to an invitation to tender by the French ministry of defence for the time charter of a ship for a period of 5 years, with an option for an additional 3 years, joined the MN fleet on 12 January 2007.

Access to technical description of du MN Pelican.

 
 


The Langevin
This research vessel owned by MN is operated, under 3½-year contract, on behalf of GESMA/CELAR (DGA). The contract also involves the operational maintenance of the fixed equipment embarked on board by the charterer.

Access to technical description of du Langevin.

 
 

Our managed vessels

*The 3-masted bark Belem : This boat built in 1896 is managed on behalf
of the Belem Foundation (Caisses d’Epargne group).

* The "DUPUY de LÔME" : This boat, built in 2003 is a research vessel

Access to technical description.

 
The turnover for the period 2001 to 2005 – approximately 20 million Euros per annum – reflects this activity, consisting mainly of operating and managing ships.
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The Compagnie Maritime Nantaise - MN owns, mans and manages ships. The Compagnie Maritime Nantaise – MN is specialized in industrial and specialist shipping and maritime logistics. The Compagnie Maritime Nantaise – MN is a subsidiary of the Compagnie Nationale de Navigation group (CNN). The Compagnie Nationale de Navigation and its subsidiary, the Compagnie Maritime Nantaise – MN, design and build ships. The Compagnie Maritime Nantaise – MN is a member of the Armateurs de France professional organization, for which safety is a priority. The Compagnie Maritime Nantaise – MN has ISM (International Safety Management) certification. The Compagnie Maritime Nantaise – MN manages a fleet of French-flagged ships to provide industrial shipping services and conduct maritime research. Its fleet consists of ro-ro vessels, such as the MN Toucan and MN Colibri, which provide shipping services for Arianespace between Europe and French Guiana, and the MN Eider and MN Eclipse, which replenish French bases in the Indian Ocean and on the West coast of Africa on behalf of the French defence ministry. The Compagnie Maritime Nantaise – MN also manages the ro-ro vessel MN Pelican, the Langevin, a research ship operated by GESMA (Atlantic underwater research group)/CELAR (armament electronics centre) (DGA – general delegation for armament) and the 3-masted barque Belem, vessel managed on behalf of the Belem Foundation (part of the “Caisses d’Epargne” group). The Compagnie Maritime Nantaise – MN builds, acquires or charters ships and boats whose characteristics are adapted to its customers’ requirements.