Q&A: Antoine Berbain, MD, HAROPA PORTS



Antoine Berbain, Managing Director, HAROPA PORTS


What is the history of your company?

HAROPA is the fifth largest port complex in Northern Europe and is a joint venture between the ports of Le Havre, Rouen and Paris which was created three years ago. It is connected to every continent owing to a first-rate international shipping offer which links 600 ports worldwide. It also serves a vast hinterland, the core of which is in the Seine valley and the Paris region. With around ten Normandy and Paris area partner ports, the one-stop hub now forms a global transport and logistics system capable of providing a comprehensive end-to-end service. HAROPA handles over 120 million tonnes of cargo by sea and waterway each year.

What future projects are you planning at present to tackle current industry demands?

Representing an investment of US$188 million; funded by the European Union, the French Government, the Upper-Normandy region, the local area authorities and the Le Havre Terminal Trimodal (LH2T) Company, together with the Port of Le Havre Authority, a multimodal terminal is to be delivered by June 2015. On 110 hectares in the heart of the industrial and port area, the multimodal platform will transship containers…

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