- HAROPA Port in France handled 2.63 million TEUs of maritime traffic.
- The port demonstrated resilience and achieved a significant year-over-year increase in turnover.
- It remains committed to sustainability with ongoing development
In 2023, HAROPA Port in France handled 2.63 million TEUs of maritime traffic, amounting to 81.3 million metric tons. This reflected a 4.5% decrease compared to the previous year, reports Container News.
Bulk Cargo Dynamics
While liquid bulk traffic experienced a positive uptick of 5%, reaching 41.2 million metric tons, solid bulk traffic faced an 11% decline, totaling 12.7 million metric tons. The drop was primarily attributed to reduced cereal exports.
Market Share and Resilience
Despite the decline in maritime traffic, HAROPA Port, an alliance comprising the ports of Le Havre, Rouen, and Paris, maintained its market share in the northern range. The port demonstrated resilience and achieved a significant year-over-year increase in turnover, reaching US$451 million – a 9.8% rise.
Green Initiatives and Sequanian Corridor Development
HAROPA Port remains committed to sustainability with ongoing development in the green Sequanian corridor. Substantial investments, totaling US$136 million from the public sector and US$500 million from the private sector, focus on new fuel installations and promoting multimodality.
Carbon-Free Sequanian Logistics Corridor
Ongoing development in the carbon-free Sequanian logistics corridor is supported by increased investments, including US$136 million from the public sector and US$500 million from the private sector.
Collaborative efforts with the ECO2-Normandy consortium, industrial ecology, and the SOCRATE association emphasize the commitment to environmental initiatives.
Modal Transfer and New Rail Links
Modal transfer showcased a positive trend with a one-point increase for river transport and a 0.2-point rise for rail transport from Le Havre. Notably, the inauguration of two new rail links – Le Havre/Clermont-Ferrand and Voutré/Bonneuil-sur-Marne – contributes to this positive trajectory.
Multimodal Platform Enhancements
HAROPA Port is actively enhancing its multimodal platforms, with the Bruyères-sur-Oise facility expected to be operational by the end of 2024.
Continued investments of US$217 million in multimodality encompass various projects, including river access to Port 2000 in Le Havre, the development of Port Seine-Métropole Ouest, infrastructure enhancements for Port 2000 berths 11 and 12 (in collaboration with TiL-MSC investment), and the modernization of the Petit-Couronne quay in Rouen.
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Source: Container news