5 reasons to choose Le Havre

  • Connection to more of 650 ports on the 5 continents
  • The first port of call for imports in Europe, best transit time between Europe and the rest of the world
  • Accessible 24/7 all year round, even for the largest ships
  • 75 regular shipping lines operated by more than 50 shipping companies
  • Headquarters of HAROPA, grouping the ports of Le Havre, Rouen and Paris: nearly 90 million tonnes of maritime traffic and 3 million TEUs in 2019
  • A port for the future: an investment plan of more than €640 million over 5 years (new berths at Port 2000, crossover, extension of the ro-ro terminal, installation of the Siemens Gamesa offshore wind turbine factory…)
  • More than 400,000 m² of warehouses available in the short and medium term
  • Over 2 million sqm of warehouses dedicated to logistics, supply chain, e-commerce, etc.
  • New state-of-the-art XXL warehouses under construction and planned, including the largest project in France (92,000 sqm)
  • A competitive real estate offer compared to the North European range and the Paris region
  • Competitive investment and operating tax rates in the Le Havre Industrial Port Area
  • Immediate proximity to container terminals and access to a multimodal offer
  • Security of goods and warehouses provided by 134 DNV-GL certified agents
  • An uncongested port complex: less than 5 days of container outflow
  • 25 million consumers within a 200 km radius, the largest consumer area in France
  • Fluid connection to the European motorway network (A13 – A29)
  • A secure one-stop port: S)One
  • Passage of goods: 2.39 days to obtain the Good to Go (BAS) for imports
  • Average time to clear goods through customs: 2’25
  • Road appointments to ease traffic at port terminals
  • VAT exemption for goods stored in bonded warehouses
  • Auto-liquidation of Import VAT
  • Optimisation of parking allowances
  • The multimodal terminal, a tool for the massification of flows: 250,000 TEU of annual capacity, 8 rail tracks and 2 river quays
  • River: 35 return trips per week, and nearly 210,000 TEU handled / year
  • Rail: nearly 70 return trips per week to 15 destinations, for nearly 100,000 TEU handled / year
  • S)One Green, a module for monitoring the carbon footprint of flows, for the implementation of CSR policies
  • Deployment of alternative fuel refuelling (LNG / CNG / GNVERT / CNG / Hydrogen) for land and sea transport
  • Deployment of 93 electric charging stations along the Seine axis: a saving of 6,300 t/year of CO2
  • Electrification of cruise ship docks
  • 600 companies – 17,000 professionals
  • Skills and know-how in port, added value and industrial logistics
  • Qualified workforce thanks to a range of training courses from CAP (NVQ equivalent) to engineering diploma
  • Local experts to implement optimised and innovative process: Comptoir de la Logistique, Circoé…
  • Among the projects of Le Havre Smart Port City, a major territorial investment plan of €241 million: fluidity of goods mobility thanks to digital technology, platform for cyber security, deployment of 5G…

Supporting your set-up

Le Havre Seine Développement, the economic development agency for the Le Havre region, prospects, advises and supports companies in their project to set up, invest or develop in Le Havre and its region (Le Havre and Fécamp intercommunities).

How can we help your project?

  • Searching for premises or land
  • Networking with potential partners, customers and service providers
  • Relationship with the administrations
  • Searching for funding
Emilie DUGRANDLogistics Business developer
Supply Chain | Carriers | E-commerce

+33 (0)6 07 13 30 74

They have chosen Le Havre and its region

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