Entrepôts Sea Invest sur le Parc du Hode

Logistics

5 reasons why choosing Le Havre

The strength of France's largest port for foreign trade and container traffic

  • Connections to more than 600 ports, via 75 regular shipping lines
  • The first port of call for imports in Europe, best transit time between Europe and the rest of the world 
    • Shanghai – Le Havre : 28 days
    • New York – Le Havre : 6 days
    • Abidjan – Le Havre : 11 days
  • Efficient access and transit in the port
    • Accessible 24/7 all year round, even for the largest ships
    • Average time required for docking: 1 hr 32 mins
    • Average access time from the highways to containers terminals: 9 mins 53
  • Expertise in specific traffic types
    • 900 exceptional loads in 2015, 13 heavy lift berths in the port of Le Havre (35 along the Seine Valley), able to handle up to 3,000 T
    • Controlled temperatures: 1st reefer port in France, 550,000 m3 of storage capacity from -26° to 15°C
    • No. 1 French hub for import and export of new vehicles, with 300,000 vehicles in 2015 and 5 specialist berths for RoRo ships

Local expertise in logistics

  • 1.4 million m² of warehouses, 350,000 m² planned
  • Available real estate near the transport networks
  • 600 businesses – 17,000 professionals
  • Skills and know-how in port, added value and industrial logistics
  • Qualified workforce thanks to a range of training courses from CAP (NVQ equivalent) to engineering diploma
  • Local experts to implement optimised and innovative logistics
    • Comptoir de la Logistique, a logistics engineering training centre managed by ISEL
    • CRITT Transport & Logistique, a centre for consultancy and innovation in logistics
    • Nov@log, the only competitive cluster dedicated to logistics and the supply chain

Business-friendly customs procedures

  • 99% of customs clearance procedures without physical inspection
  • Fast customs clearance for goods, 4 mins 38 on average

  • Secure system for all operators : S)One collaborative platform
  • Postponed VAT payment procedure
  • French customs: No. 1 in the World Bank's Doing Business classification 2017 according "Trading accross borders, time & costs" criteria

Operating costs among the lowest of the North Europe Range  

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(1) Source: "Premium" rent for warehouses ≥ 5,000 m² – BNP Paribas Real Estate Research “Warehouses in Europe – Property report H1 2016”

 

(2) Total cost of labour (excluding apprentices) per employee in full-time equivalent, per year, for transport & logistics activities – Eurostat – NACE Rev 2

  • 20 million consumers less than 200 km away, i.e. the largest consumer basin in France
  • Pan-European multimodal transport network
  • 130 ports connected by shortsea and 40 countries served
  • More than 60 rail services a week, to 15 destinations
  • 500 km of waterways, more than 40 services a week

  • Annual handling capacity of 300,000 TEU via the multimodal terminal

Key figures
 

  • 600 companies – 17,000 professionals

  • 1.4 million sqm of warehouses

  • 350,000 sqm of warehouses in project

  • 20 million consumers less than 200 km away

Your contact
 

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Emmanuel Zervudacki

Logistics Business developer
+33 (0)2 76 40 23 23 – +33 (0)6 66 61 58 92
e.zervudacki@havre-developpement.com