On 7 February, the Prime Minister announced the appointment of Catherine RIVOALLON as the first head of this new ensemble. Catherine RIVOALLON, currently Chair of the Board of Directors of Ports of Paris, is an expert in the logistics sector, supply chain management in international environments and attentive to sustainable development issues.
To carry out her mission successfully, Catherine Rivoallon will rely on the management teams and all the employees of the three ports, as well as on a prefiguration committee chaired by Valérie Fourneyron. This committee will include Thierry TUOT, State Councillor, Gilles BELIER, Lawyer, member of the High Council for Social Dialogue, as well as Emmanuèle Perron and Frédéric Henry, Presidents of the Supervisory Boards of the ports of Le Havre and Rouen respectively.
This "new single port complex" will collectively have to be better integrated into the organisation of major international maritime transport flows and the implementation of efficient and innovative logistics chains, which are essential for the development of our industry, our exports and the attractiveness of the territories and employment.
2018 review and 2019 outlook
After the records of 2017 and for the 2nd consecutive year, HAROPA posted overall growth in freight traffic in 2018 of +2% to 94.74 million tonnes in the maritime sector and +4.5% to 22.1 million tonnes in the inland waterway sector in Ile-de-France, supported mainly this year by solid bulk cargo.
These good results confirm the interest of the HAROPA port complex: complementing a panel of sectors, together the ports of the Seine axis face cyclical hazards and reinforce their attractiveness on the northern European range.