During the Inter-Ministerial Committee for the Sea (CIMER) last November, the government decided to integrate the ports of Le Havre, Rouen and Paris into a single public port establishment on the Seine.

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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.

HAROPA PORT 2020-2025 strategic project

HAROPA PORT has developed its first Strategic Project for the 2020-2025 period. Parts 4, 5 and 6 of the Strategic Project, as well as the environmental assessment report associated, have been submitted for public consultation from January 14 to February 11th, 2022.

This consultation took place after the Environmental Authority notice of December 2021.

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 620 ports around the world
  • 500km of navigable waterways


  • 84Mt of maritime traffic
  • 22.5Mt of river traffic
  • 3.07M TEU
  • 14Mt dry bulk traffic
  • 39 Mt liquid bulk traffic
  • 294.000 Maritime vehicle traffic 
  • Following a dramatic shutdown due to the pandemic in 2020, passenger cruises, after resuming in the second half of 2021, ended the year on a positive note given the context, registering 49 port calls and 45,500 passengers (+100%).


  • 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


*2021 statistic
**INSEE national statistics reports for 2014 and 2017