Making the port system attractive

Maintaining a high level of investment

In 2017, investments remained at a high level. The cumulative investments of 2016, 2017 and 2018 should exceed 1.5 billion euros. Over these three years, the high-level presence of private investors is indicative of the trust held in HAROPA by the companies on its various platforms. This renewed confidence has encouraged HAROPA and the public authorities to financially commit as well to this economically virtuous circle.

In 2017, the investments once again exceeded €500 million

With a cumulative amount of €427 million, investors are showing the confidence they place in HAROPA ports. The majority of these investments correspond to long-term plans, illustrating the intention of companies to build a major economic hub around the Seine corridor.

Backed by that renewed confidence, HAROPA is investing up to €86 million to provide infrastructures adapted to the needs of manufacturers, logisticians and other customers, while respecting the natural environment and integration in the urban environment. Public and private sectors combined, some €513 million were invested in connection with port activity on the Seine corridor in 2017.

List of 2017 investments in €million


Le Havre



Public investments

Projects in Achères, Limay, and Triel-sur-Seine 0.7 0.7
Operations generating new revenues 10.3 10.3
Locks 6.1 6.1
Parc logistique du Pont de Normandie 2 1.8 1.8
Cruise terminals 1.3 1.3
Improved river access at Port 2000 0.9 0.9
Dredging 9.5 9.5
Logistics and industrial zones 5 5
Development of rail-port networks 2.2 2.2
Infrastructures and quays 5 5
Other 43 21.9 15.6 5.5
Total Public Investments in 2017 (1) 85.8




Private investments

Logistics 57.6 17 2.5 38.1
Industry 354.2 99.7 36.7 217.8
Other 15.1 2.1 13
Total private investments in 2017 426.8 116.7(2) 41.2 268.9
Total investments in 2017 512.6 150.9 67.8 293.9

1 The public investments by HAROPA - Port of Rouen, HAROPA - Ports of Paris and HAROPA - Port of Le Havre in 2017 come from a flash forecast for year-end 2017.

2 The private investments by HAROPA - Ports of Paris and HAROPA - Port of Le Havre reported here correspond to the investments specified in the lease contracts signed in 2017.

Forecast 2018: investments maintained

While private investments will remain at more than €372 million for all sites, HAROPA is increasing its investments with a forecast amount of €134 million. Among the emblematic projects (backed by the State-region planning contract):

  • in Le Havre: renovation of the Tancarville/ François 1 locks and the docks for the cruise terminal.
  • In Rouen : 75% of the investments in 2018 will concern the program to improve shipping lanes: end of dredging, modernization of wharves, environmental measures.