As a key player in energy transition and the fight against climate change, HAROPA is expanding its service offer to promote multimodality. Concrete programmes were taken in that sense in 2017 along the Seine corridor.
In 2017, all the operators of the railway and river terminals operating on the Port of Le Havre joined the multimodal terminal which processed 145,000 TEUs over the year (3,000 TEUs / week), becoming an efficient tool to serve mass-scale modes of transport.
The work of the railway line began in November 2017 under the project management of SNCF Réseau. This alternative freight route is fundamental for the development of multimodality and access to and from the port's hinterland. Commissioning is scheduled for mid-2020.
Despite a threat of closure in 2018, the Etrépagny / Pont-de-l'Arche capillary line will continue to operate. HAROPA has helped finance its sustainability for the next ten years.
Under the auspices of the interdepartmental delegate for the development of the Seine Valley, the collaborative approach between SNCF Réseau and HAROPA has achieved its initial results. Its purpose? In order to make rail freight slots on the Seine Valley reliable and secure, The analysis demonstrates the improvement in the stability of the freight slots, an improvement in performance and in overcoming working hours as well as a better matching of times with the needs of shippers.
LThe public consultation on the improvement of inland waterway access to Port 2000 was the subject of five public meetings, which brought together 313 people, some 60 interventions and gave rise to 400 comments or opinions, all media combined. It was completed on 19 January 2018 and Marianne Azario, the guarantor appointed by the National Commission for Public Debate, handed in her report on 16 February 2018.
In February 2018 Bolloré Logistics opened a weekly inland waterway line between Le Havre and Bonneuil-sur-Marne via the Gennevilliers platform (and that of Rouen on request).
In order to optimize the environmental performance of this service, the "last kilometre" service will be operated by trucks running on compressed natural gas (CNG).
In partnership with the port of Marseille-Fos and the the Naviland-Cargo operator, HAROPA is working to set up a rail shuttle to Switzerland by autumn 2018. This innovative arrangement will allow the port of Le Havre to expand to eastern Europe.