HAROPA PORT, connection makers

Since 1 June 2021 the ports of Le Havre, Rouen and Paris have been united in a single entity: HAROPA PORT

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HAROPA PORT is the merging of the three ports of Le Havre, Rouen and Paris: the Seine Axis Major River & Sea Port.

It represents the fifth ranked port in Northern Europe, but also the largest port for foreign trade in France. There are nearly 650 ports of calls worldwide and 6,000 stopovers per year in Le Havre. It is a heavyweight in European port activity.

HAROPA PORT's aim is simple:  to ensure that the Seine Axis is a port, logistics and industrial system in the first rank by 2025 and a worthy rival to the Northern range ports.

HAROPA PORT’s strategy rests on several pillars

  • Support the recovery of flows and traffic,
  • Reposition and establish more logistics activities along the Seine axis,
  • Capitalise on our land potential,
  • Accelerate multimodal transfer in each of the ports,
  • Strengthen our Green Port positioning,
  • Make HAROPA PORT the smart port of tomorrow.


Key numbers


  • 5th ranked port in Northern Europe
  • No. 1 French port for foreign trade
  • No. 1 European river port for passenger transport


  • Calls at nearly 650 ports around the world
  • 500km of navigable waterways


  • 93Mt of maritime traffic
  • 29Mt of river traffic
  • 2.9M TEU
  • 60Mt dry and liquid bulk
  • + 507,000 cruise passengers


  • Over 16,000 hectares total area
  • 2,660 corporate facilities on port land
  • Over 2,5m sq. m. of operational warehousing
  • Approximately 5,000 hectares of land reserved for natural habitats


  • €7.3bn** value-added generated
  • 160,000** jobs generated
  • A population catchment area with 25 million consumers: France’s largest consumer market and the second largest in Europe
  • The No. 1 logistics region for Europe


*2019 statistic
**INSEE national statistics reports for 2014 and 2017