HAROPA Port reports contrasting cargo flows in half-year results

Unloading of containers from a ship on the quay of the port of Le Havre

HAROPA Port has presented half-year results that improve overall on the first half of 2021.

Container traffic remained at the same level with 1.485 million TEU and a 2 per cent increase in inland operations.

Market share expanded marginally against the backdrop of a general decline in container traffic across the Northern Range, HAROPA port added.

In other markets, maritime traffic totalled 42.08Mt of goods, up by 2Mt.

Liquid bulk traffic registered growth of 14.5 per cent or +2.62Mt, in line with the restarting of operations at Gonfreville refinery.

Dry bulk traffic declined by 4.2 per cent despite a positive trend in the cereals segment (+2 per cent) and a 2022-23 marketing year judged to be as good as 2021-2022.

Ferry freight vehicle traffic continued to be positive as a 26 per cent increase over 2021, and passenger traffic was up by 24 per cent.

Maritime traffic at the ro-ro terminal registered a fall of 19.4 per cent but gained a 10 per cent variation on June levels.

Swiss company TiL, a subsidiary of shipping line MSC, committed to investing €700m to triple the capacity of the container terminals it operates at the port of Le Havre, Port 2000, with the creation of more than 1000 jobs by 2028.

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