The stakeholders in the construction of the Greater Paris Development Plan are turning to inland waterways. This competitive and sustainable mode of transport can be used to improve the environmental balance of supply chains within and to / from the French capital. The good results of traffic in the building and construction sector and recoverable products registered in 2016 are an illustration. HAROPA is therefore making every effort to adapt all the platforms on the Seine corridor to high-growth traffic in the coming years.
Continually boosted by the transport of building materials to the construction sites of the Greater Paris Development Plan (housing and infrastructure), river tonnages in Île-de-France reached nearly 21 Mt (+3%). The river traffic in building materials also grew by 14% (11.3 Mt) in Ile de France and +40% from Norman seaports, with deliveries for concrete plants in the Île de France region.
In 2013, HAROPA - Ports of Paris and the Société du Grand Paris (SGP) signed a partnership agreement to favour the use of river transport for the construction of the future metro, in particular for the management of the 45 Mt of spoil expected. This partnership led to the creation, with SGP as contracting authority, of river transhipment platforms at the end of tunnel boring machines, to use port land via the network of shared-use wharves and to create new reception facilities for earth, particularly at Bonneuil-sur-Marne in the construction phase, then in Bruyères-sur-Oise, currently under study.
HAROPA and members of the construction and civil engineering industry are continuing their investments to meet the logistics challenges of the Greater Paris Development Plan. Here are some examples: