SDV Logistique Internationale, a subsidiary of Bolloré Logistics and one of the top 10 leading global transport and logistics groups, and HAROPA Ports recently signed a preliminary agreement for the construction of a warehouse on the Parc Logistique du Pont de Normandie 2 (PLPN2) platform at the Port of Le Havre, France.
This project is divided into two successive construction stages: the first stage involves a surface area of 2.4ha, followed by an additional 1.2ha for the second stage.
At completion, SDV will benefit from a total surface area of 7.5ha for its transport and logistics activities at the Port of Le Havre. Delivery of the building is forecast for October, 2016.
Thierry Ehrenbogen, Chairman of SDV Logistique Internationale, said: “This new project is an integral part of our growth strategy for major global hubs. We are rolling out innovative and efficient logistics tools within these hubs, which are in line with the latest quality standards.
“The strengthening of our positions in the main international trading hubs, along with a competitive services offering, enables us to attract greater flows and manage the logistics and supply chain activities of our customers. Other major projects are currently underway in France and abroad.”
Hervé Martel, Vice-Chairman of HAROPA Ports, said: “We welcome the signing of this preliminary agreement which underlines our determination to facilitate the availability of land according to our customers' schedules.”
Henri Le Gouis, CEO of SDV in the Western Europe area, said: “This new warehouse represents a total investment of US$33.9 million. It further underlines our commitment to supporting the growth of the Port of Le Havre, by positioning ourselves as one of the leading international logistics players present at the PLPN2 platform.”
Fact File: The leading container port for French foreign trade, one of the main focuses of the Port of Le Havre's 2014-2019 strategic plan is logistics. The port has three logistics parks under development: PLPN1 (construction potential of 70,000m2 of warehouse space), PLPN2 (committed protocols for the development of 168,000m2, of which 36,000m2 with SDV) and PLPN3 (potential to house around 175,000m2 of warehouse space).