Missions and ambitions

HAROPA PORT | LE HAVRE deploys its missions in the service of an ambition of European exemplarity and leadership.
- Territorial Department of Le Havre

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The activity of HAROPA PORT | LE HAVRE is structured around four main missions:

  • define and implement marketing and sales strategies,
  • receive ships,
  • facilitate the passage of goods through the port,
  • receive and live on the estate.


The development policy for port activities is based on a strategic project. The main objective of this project is to strengthen Le Havre's position and attractiveness as one of the top 5 ports in Western Europe. The strategic project also aims to increase employment and local wealth in a spirit of sustainable development. It thus participates in the development of HAROPA PORT, the 1st French port complex formed by the three ports of the Seine Axis: LE HAVRE - ROUEN - PARIS.

Main strategic axes:

  • to focus our action primarily on container activity: a sector that generates significant employment and added value and has the greatest development potential. HAROPA PORT | LE HAVRE has identified four main levers for this purpose: 

- the quality of reception of ships 
- the excellence of passage through the port 
- the performance of multimodal solutions 
- structuring the logistics offer. 

  • consolidate and develop all activities in the other sectors to perpetuate and strengthen our industrial port complex; 
  • offer our customers an adapted land offer, allowing the development of their logistics and industrial activities by promoting the conversion of spaces. 
  • aim for the ambitious objective of a 10-point increase in the share of inland waterway and rail transport to nearly 25% by acting proactively, with our partners, both on infrastructure and transport services; 
  • pursue, at both company and port level, a continuous improvement approach to the performance of port operations; 
  • ensure the sustainability of the assets managed by the Port by relying on a recovered self-financing capacity; 
  • pursue port development while contributing to the quality of the environmental functions of the Seine estuary.