Sustainable urban logistics

Every year, more than 2 million tonnes of goods (construction and public works, but also consumer products) enter the capital via the river, which represents a saving of 100,000 trucks on the streets !
- Territorial Department of Paris

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The river, a logistics solution adapted to all your needs

Urban logistics covers all the techniques used to transport under the best conditions the flows of goods that enter, exit and circulate around the city.
From e-commerce to exceptional parcels, urban logistics applies to all goods:
- Construction and recyclable products: aggregates, bottom ash, paper/cardboard, plastics, ordinary industrial waste (OIW), construction excavated material,
- Products with high added value: cars, household appliances, express courier services, food products (including fresh and frozen), textiles, drinks.
All packaging: pallets, bulk, drums, heavy packages, bags, big bags, containers, swap bodies, on-board delivery vehicles (bicycles, light or heavy vehicles).
All delivery methods: e-commerce, out-of-home catering (cafés, restaurants, fast food, public or private authorities, points of sale, parcel relay etc).

A reliable, attractive and sustainable alternative

- Unsaturated river network
- Flexibility of deliveries
- Safety of transport and transhipment operations.
- Reduction of external costs
- An integrated port network in the city, as close as possible to the points of consumption.
- Reduction of CO2 emissions
- Noise control
- Reduction in the number of kilometres travelled by road.

A network of urban ports dedicated to logistics

Urban ports offer flexibility and a multiplicity of points of call in Paris. They are connected to the multimodal platforms of Gennevilliers, Bonneuil-sur-Marne, Limay-Porcheville and other HAROPA ports, both upstream and downstream of Paris.
Urban river logistics : a reality Urban river logistics is already a reality in Ile-de-France for :
- The construction sector (11Mt/year): the waterway allows the supply of concrete plants, the evacuation of excavated material and the distribution of finished products (Point P, Raboni),
- The value-added products sector (6 Mt/year) : Every year, several thousand waste containers (used paper and OIW) use the waterways (20,000 TEU/year) on behalf of UPM and VEOLIA. The PAPREC and SITA groups use the river to transport bulky and plastic materials to their sorting and processing centres.
 As part of the work on the Greater Paris Express metro, a partnership has been set up between HAROPA - Ports de Paris and the Société du Grand Paris to promote the use of the waterway for the disposal of construction site waste - 45 Mt planned over 15 years. To this end, four river transhipment platforms will be created at the following ports, near the tunnel boring machines: Ile Monsieur in Sèvres, Gennevilliers, Aubervilliers and Les Ardoines in Vitry-sur-Seine.

Complementarity of offers for sustainable urban logistics

HAROPA - Ports de Paris, Caisse des Dépôts, and Sogaris are joining forces to develop operational links and strengthen their commercial offer, from international flows to last-mile logistics.
This partnership makes it possible to support the investment of Chapelle International's rail logistics centre, whose objective is to promote entry into the capital of goods by rail shuttle, then to ensure final distribution by clean electric, CNG or hybrid vehicles.
The urban rail terminal will be able to receive up to four trains per day from the HAROPA Bruyères-sur-Oise and Dourges ports.