For many years Port of Marseille suffered from a bad image. The services were unreliable, there were strikes, etc..
Recently port company GPMM asked locals in a poll about their perception. Previous poll was in 2011.
87% (+27) think the port is thriving.
84% (+19) say the port is evolving in a good way to be ready for the future.
86% (+23) are confident about the future of the port.
77% (+18) acknowledge the progress in economic development and the creation of jobs.
71% (+38) say Marseille is very competitive in comparison with other European ports.

Source: La Provence – Photo © Mike Louagie