First-class port and multimodal infrastructure
Combining the advantages of maritime and river transport, HAROPA offers infrastructure along the Seine axis that is unique in Europe and particularly adapted to the construction and building materials sector. Its multimodal connections with a hinterland ranked as the leading European consumer market make HAROPA infrastructures a major asset for the economic players in the sector.
A major asset for the construction industry in Greater Paris
HAROPA is positioned as a partner in the construction of Greater Paris, which should generate a doubling of construction and deconstruction as well as a gradual increase in the power of marine aggregates.
HAROPA has 70 urban ports in the Paris region, 10 multimodal platforms for hosting the sector's activities:
- Montereau Fault Yonne
Industrialists, logisticians and transport organisers in the construction and building materials sector are demanding and innovative in terms of logistical challenges, sometimes with packages that can reach 1,000 tonnes.
HAROPA responds to it 100%
- an offer dedicated to the exceptional parcel sector: 27 maritime and river terminals.
- a sector dedicated to the collection and recycling of waste
- HAROPA support for environmental projects on the Seine axis with stakeholders in the sector. (Environment)
A Charter for the development of facilities in the Seine
HAROPA and the heads of industries and companies on the banks of the Seine in Ile-de-France have signed the Charter for Port Improvement. They are committed to improving the quality of port facilities while respecting major urban changes and strong environmental social demand. Companies in the construction sector have already taken concrete actions to reconcile local economic development, landscape integration and environmental performance. Joined by the 20 multimodal platforms of the recycling stakeholders in Ile-de-France, they form an important community of actors concerned to participate in the image of a harmonious local urban fabric. Sable en Seine The Charter for Ports Improvement is also a forum for reflection, expertise and sharing of good practice to identify and implement innovative and exemplary actions.
Xavier Lascaux Bruno Huvelin, President of UNICEM* Ile de France
A dynamic approach
"In our "materials" activity, ports are only one part of the system that includes extraction - sometimes in the maritime areas of Le Havre and Rouen - handling, transport and delivery. In a logic of flow and supply chain, HAROPA represents the continuity of all these stages on the Seine axis. Its teams think in terms of channels. In the context of Greater Paris, HAROPA’s approach lets us think about the entire chain. »
*National Union of Quarrying Industries and Construction Materials
A few figures
- 50 million tonnes of aggregates consumed per year along the Seine Valley.
- 60% of the aggregates consumed are transported by waterway in the Paris conurbation.
- More than 14 million tonnes of aggregates transported via HAROPA