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HAROPA elected “Best Green Port” for the 3rd time in row

HAROPA Port complex in Western Europe has been invited by the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) to share its experience on sustainable environment during the 10th Biennal International Conference on Ports, shipping & Logistics. This conference, held in Mumbai on February 16th  is expected to attract senior professionals from shipping, ports and logistics, also a large customer segment and stakeholders. 

This participation is linked to the award for the “Best Green Port” which HAROPA received last June for the third time. Indeed, the port stakeholders and experts in the supply chain of the Asia Pacific zone have placed their trust again in HAROPA (the 5th port complex on the North-European range composed of Port of Le Havre, Port of Rouen and Ports of Paris). 

In competition with world ports among which Barcelona, Hamburg and Rotterdam, Long Beach and Singapore, HAROPA has been elected both “Best Green Port” and “Best Seaport in Europe” by the readers of Asia Cargo News magazine, leader of this specialized press in Asia. The prizes attributed after a vote of more than 18,000 port professionals and experts of the supply chain confirm the attractiveness and competiveness of HAROPA ports, in particular regarding the Asian market and its environmental commitment.

 For Hervé Martel, Vice-President of HAROPA and CEO of HAROPA - Port of Le Havre, “The ‘Best Green Port’ awarded for the third year running, is an enormous sign of recognition in efforts made by the three port communities and their partners. It confirms the common interest of everyone for respectful development of our areas and the attention paid to our ports and our oceans. The other prize ‘Best Seaport in Europe’ repeated award is also an enormous sign of confidence in HAROPA and in all efforts made by the three ports and their partners. That confirms that the New Silk Road is now more than ever going through HAROPA.”


Through the “Best Green Port“, importers-exporters, logisticians, freight forwarders and other Asian shipping companies greet the quality of the environmental initiatives boosted by HAROPA. This commitment turns around two essential axes: developing consolidated modes and multimodality, on the one hand, and encouraging effective initiatives in terms of fight against global warming, on the other hand.

The Seine estuary lies largely within the maritime boundaries of the ports of Rouen and Le Havre. Faced with their need for coherent, comprehensive management of the estuary, the two ports have implemented a shared approach to sustainable development which focuses on three common themes:

 Forward-looking management of wilderness areas and natural resources

 Control of the impact of port activities on the environment

 Support for projects by integrating environmental issues and consultation from the design stage onwards 

Promoting inland waterway transport is the major focus for the environmental commitment of Ports of Paris. Its Environmental Strategic Plan includes 253 actions divided into four priority areas: Integration of the ports in their natural habitat, control of their environmental impacts, the quality management system and the ISO 14 001 certification.

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