Porte-conteneurs s'approchant du Havre, et estacade de Sainte-Adresse

The strength of the port

Port of Le Havre

The Port of Le Havre

The first port of arrival at import and the last exit port at export on the North-Europe range, offering the best transit times between Europe and the rest of the world, Grand Port Maritime du Havre, a member of HAROPA*, handles container traffic, bulk traffics and exceptional loads equally.
Its advantages include 24/7 access even for the largest ships (more than 20,000 TEU), fast, smooth traffic in the port district and a pan-European multimodal transport network.

The port of Le Havre is also Europe's only ISO 28000 Security certified port hub, and was voted "Best Seaport in Europe" 2019 by the readers of the Asian magazine Cargo News.


* Joint venture between the ports of Le Havre, Rouen and Paris.

Port of Le Havre key figures

  • 1st French port for foreign trade and container traffic
  • 1st French port for energy supply
  • 1st French platform for the import / export of new vehicles
  • 1st world port for wines and spirits
  • Nearly 72 million tonnes of goods processed in 2018
  • Bulk: Nearly 42 million tonnes of goods processed in 2018
  • A connection with more than 600 ports on 5 continents
  • 75 regular shipping lines
  • Nearly 6,000 ships welcomed in 2018 (container ships, bulk carriers, ferries, ro-ro ships, cruise ships) including 403 giant container ships
  • Capacity to accommodate container ships of 20,000 TEUs or more
  • A port industrial zone of over 10,000 ha
  • More than € 600 million of investments planned for the development and maintenance of the port


further information

Barge dans le port du Havre
Navire roulier sortant du port du Havre
Port of Fécamp

The Port of Fécamp

Situated to the north of Le Havre, Fécamp is a trading port of human scale, enjoying a privileged intermodal position for bulks and general cargoes. Traffics include oils, food products, paper pulp and heavy lifts.
At import, the goods currently come from Scandinavia, the Baltic and Russia for wood, southern Europe and Africa for oils.
The port of Fécamp is one of the partners of the HAROPA Economic Interest Grouping.


The port of Fécamp in figures

  • 500,000 tonnes a year handling capacity

  • 25,000 m² of storage yards

  • 25,000 m² of storage sheds

  • Operators' certification: ISO 9002 / 2000 and AEO


Useful links

  • HAROPA, EIG between Le Havre, Rouen and Paris ports
  • French Maritime Cluster (CMF), organisation by and for professionals to promote the interests of all sectors of the maritime economy