Taking part in the building sites of the Greater Paris Development Plan

Using inland waterways

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.

+ 14%
on maritime aggregates
+ 14%
on the inland waterway traffic for the construction and civil engineering sector

River traffic

The major impact of the construction sites of the Greater Paris Development Plan

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.

HAROPA - Ports of Paris and the Grand Paris Express

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.
The vast construction site of the transport infrastructure is mustering all the ports of the Seine Valley.
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Investments on the entire Seine corridor

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:

HAROPA - Ports of Paris

  • With a public investment of nearly €27 million in 2017, HAROPA - Ports of Paris is continuing its studies for the major projects to develop multimodal platforms in the Greater Paris Development Plan (Port Seine Métropole Ouest, extension of the port of Limay, etc.).
  • In Bonneuil: HAROPA - Ports of Paris is carrying out preparatory work for the implementation, by the Société du Grand Paris a platform for sorting and transporting excavated material from the tunnelling works of line 15 of the Grand Paris Express.
  • In Gennevilliers, Cemex Granulats have signed an occupancy agreement to set up a spoil trading and disposal platform.
  • • Manufacturers on the banks of the Seine are continuing to modernize their Seine riverside facilities in order to support and sustain their business in urban areas on the following land holdings: 18,000 sq. m at the port of Javel Bas, 10,000 sq. m at Point du Jour, 5,700 sq. m in Port Victor, 5,000 sq. m in Tolbiac, 7,800 sq. m in Alfortville and 6,500 sq. m in Choisy-le-Roi. The total exceeds €12m.

HAROPA - Port of Rouen

  • The société des Carrières de Vignats has finalized its project for a "fercam" platform (rail combined with road haulage) of 3 ha.
  • At Port Jerome, Cemex Granulats and their partners have obtained a positive reply from the investigating commissioner for the marine aggregates processing platform.

HAROPA - Port of Le Havre

  • The first seaport calls of the new Vracs de l’Estuaire clinker grinding plant took place in January. Cimat also berthed its first ships.
  • LafargeHolcim are continuing the study of their sea jetty, required to berth bulk carriers.
  • Ciments de la Seine along with SMEG are continuing the installation of their clinker grinding plant for use in connection with the multi-bulk terminal.