A delegation from HAROPA Ports, the 5th largest
port complex in Northern Europe, will be visiting India, led by Mr Herve
Martel, CEO - Port of Le Havre and Director - HAROPA Ports, from February
11-15, 2019 to conduct meetings in Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai.
The visit assumes significance in light of
the likely increasing investment by over 1 billion Euros annually by French
companies in India over the next few years. Today, more than 1,000 French
subsidiaries from a wide spectrum of sectors are present in India and employ a
workforce of around 300,000. Moreover, the joint venture of HAROPA Ports
offers some 115 commercial offers spread over 14 Indian ports.
HAROPA Ports will showcase its key
initiatives in ease of doing business, viz., digitization of port service to
offer optimized management of data and flows, to bring integrated, faster,
efficient and secure flow of goods aided by 100 per cent paperless
documentation and Customs clearance within less than 4 minutes, and provide
highly cost-competitive and green logistics solutions to Indian ex-im
trade," said Capt. Avinash Batra, Chairman, Seahorse Group.
Ship Agencies Pvt. Ltd represents HAROPA Ports for commercial and promotional
activities in India. The meeting in Delhi will be held on February 11,
followed by February 13 in Chennai and February 15 in Mumbai..
HAROPA is a joint venture between the ports
of Le Havre, Rouen and Paris, that serves a vast hinterland of Seine valley and
the Paris region, forming the biggest French consumer market area, and handles
over 94 million tons of cargo by sea and more than 22 million tons of river
traffic each year.
In 2018, HAROPA posted traffic growth of 2 per
cent in maritime tonnage with 94.74 million tons. Container traffic maintained
3 million TEUs and set a new historical record for hinterland flows, while
cereals as a commodity recorded a historically high market share with export
volumesshowing the best performance in 15 years.