Haropa Port has chosen industrial property group Goodman to build its 90,000 sqm multimodal logistics platform which it said will develop river transport and the urban supply chain for the Greater Paris region.
In a statement, Haropa Ports said the “new river and seaport’s positioning and ambitions for the development of decarbonised logistics”.
Named Green Dock, the “cutting edge logistics programme will be ideally located in the Port of Gennervilliers, the leading maritime facility for the Greater Paris area by size and activity.
Haropa Port also said 250 companies from a “diverse range of sectors” have already chosen to move their operations due to the port location and multimodal offerings, which include a combination of river, sea, rail and road transport modes.
Philippe Arfi, Director of Goodman France, said, “We are honoured to have been awarded the project initiated by HAROPA PORT for the Gennevilliers flagship site. Green Dock, our multimodal project design, is the outcome of a year of studies and discussion and embodies the firm belief that river transport will be central to tomorrow’s urban distribution.
“Its vertical design is inspired by our completed projects in Asia, but its functional architectural quality and environmental performance make Green Dock unique.
“It exemplifies the level of excellence we aim for in each of our developments.”
Stéphane Raison, CEO of Haropa Port, also commented, “It is with pleasure that we sign this commitment to working with Goodman on this highly auspicious day on which Haropa Port comes officially into being.
“This project for a multimodal platform is an innovation for Europe and confirms the role of the new Haropa Port in ambitious, decarbonised logistics.
“This agreement is a perfect illustration of our ability to offer end-to-end logistics solutions right from the maritime terminals of Le Havre and Rouen up to the final kilometre and to pursue alongside our partners projects on a scale and of a quality never before seen in our ports.”