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A major player in global shipping

Rouen multiport

  • Sea port, river port, inland port and estuary port... HAROPA-Port of Rouen occupies a strategic position in the French port system.
  • it is a seaport berthing seagoing ships that can weigh up to 170,000 tonnes deadweight with direct access to the sea without going through any locks.
  • It is a river port since it is located on the Seine, a major river that connects Rouen to Paris and its hinterland.
  • It is an inland port since it located 80 km from the sea as the crow flies, unlike other major European ports (Antwerp, Hamburg, etc.).
  • Finally, it is an estuary port because its facilities extend from Rouen to Honfleur covering the entire estuary of the Seine.

HAROPA-Port of Rouen records

Records

Level

Ship

Traffic

Length
291.97m
Densa Shark
Coal
Width
45m
Cape Shanghai
Coal
Deadweight
180,310t
Beaufiks
Coal
Tonnage (incoming)
81,639t
Cape Supplier
Coal
Tonnage (outgoing)
59,700t
Ostrako 
Barley
Capacity in TEU
2,800 teu
MSC Insa
Containers
Draught (incoming)
11.60m
Zirje
Coal
Draught (outgoing)
10.80m
Iolcos Legend
Wheat

A natural site
Rouen has been a natural, ideal site for shipping for over 2000 years.
The port facilities in Rouen enable the transport of goods by sea and river direct to major consumption areas, thus saving on transport costs, a major advantage from the economic and environmental points of view.

A favourable economic environment
The development of HAROPA - Port of Rouen has taken place over the centuries in close conjunction with its economic environment.
Located in the heart of a vast agricultural region, the grain port of Rouen is now the # 1 West-European port for grain export. Its sphere of influence also includes a major region for the petrochemical industry. Petroleum products are also one of the main goods in its traffic.
Finally, its proximity to the Paris region, as well as the drive and diversity of the economic fabric in Rouen have enabled the port in the past and present to handle every type of goods.

Sustainable know-how
The know-how acquired over the years has made Rouen one of the few ports capable of handling goods as varied as paper, peat, wood, metal and chemical products, aggregates, containers, heavy-lift cargo...
Cooperation between HAROPA - Port of Rouen and the private companies (forwarding agents, goods handlers, shipping agents, etc.) that constitute the Rouen port community is exemplary and makes Rouen a highly competitive port marketplace.
The main specialties in HAROPA- Port of Rouen are grain, refined petroleum products, forest and paper products, agro-industrial products, heavy-lift cargo and containers with North / South destinations.