HAROPA welcomes ERL as new RO/RO distributor


HAROPA terminals has announced a new RO/RO transport operation to dispatch consolidated lots from the Paris area to Le Havre.

ERL France, the French subsidiary of European Roro Lines, will provide the service, alternating between their new head office at the Port of Le Havre and a new 4,650-sq. metre terminal at the Port of Gennevillers, Paris.

The transportation company will offer a similar service to that devised for Belgium, to manage cargo flows via a future river solution between the two ports.

Cargo carried on the route will include rolling stock of all types, civil engineering and agricultural machinery, conventional on MAFI’s.

The first trip is scheduled for later this month at the Europe Terminal, Le Harve.

AEO certified Stevedores, Generale de Manutention Portuaire (GMP), will lead the operation.

According to Karim Chami, ERL France general manager, “this decision meets our will to set up under our own name on the Seine corridor, and especially, in Le Havre which succeeded in making the necessary efforts to improve its service offer.

“It also meets the expectations of our customers looking for quality improvement and environmental performance.”

HAROPA commercial and marketing director, Herve Cornede is pleased with the new set-up which “enables HAROPA to strengthen its international rank in regards to RO/RO traffic.”

Formed in 2009, European Roro lines are strongly settled in Africa, where they act as one of the main distribution platforms for vehicle distribution.

The group now has three vessels in operation; the MV Caribbean, MV Modern Link, and Modern Express.

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