Building and Construction

The building and construction sector accounts for 11% of the French GDP, and three French firms are among the giants of the sector worldwide. HAROPA often tops the global rankings for its services to the building and construction and construction materials industries: in 2016, for the third time (2012 & 2013), HAROPA won the prestigious title of Best Dry Bulk Port in the world.

Top-level port and multimodal infrastructure facilities

Combining the advantages of sea and river transport, all along the Seine corridor HAROPA offers infrastructure facilities that are unique in Europe and especially suited to the building and construction and construction materials sector. Its multimodal connections with a hinterland ranking as the leading European consumer market make HAROPA's infrastructure a major asset for the stakeholders in this sector of the economy.

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A major asset for the Greater Paris building and construction sector


HAROPA aims to be a key player in the construction of Greater Paris which should generate the doubling of construction and deconstruction activity and the gradual development of marine aggregates.

In the Paris region HAROPA has 70 urban ports and 10 main multimodal hubs to host the activities of the sector:

  • Gennevilliers, 
  • Bonneuil, 
  • Limay, 
  • Bruyères-sur-Oise, 
  • Montereau Fault Yonne 

Look up all the dry bulk terminals serving the building and construction and construction materials sector in the Paris region

Heavy lift cargo and recycling: a renowned expertise

Manufacturers, logistics operators and transport organisers for the building and construction and construction materials sector are demanding and innovative with regard to logistics challenges, sometimes with cargoes that can weigh up to 1,000 tonnes.

HAROPA meets 100 % of the requirements 

  • an offer dedicated to the heavy-lift cargo sector: 27 maritime and river terminals. 
  • a sector dedicated to the waste collection and recycling
  • HAROPA has joined forces with firms in the sector in numerous environmental projects on the Seine corridor. 

A Charter for the development of facilities in the Seine area

HAROPA and the managers of industrial firms and companies bordering the Seine in the Paris region have signed the Sable en Seine commitment Charter. They commit themselves to improve the quality of port facilities, while respecting the major urban transformations and strong social and environmental demand. Joined by the 20 multimodal hubs of the Paris region, they now form a large community of stakeholders, keen to contribute to the image of a harmonious local urban fabric. ‘Sable en Seine’ is also a think-tank, providing expertise and exchanges of good practices to identify and implement exemplary innovative measures.


« A dynamic approach »

Xavier Lascaux, President of UNICEM* Ile de France 

“In our "materials" business, ports are part of a system that includes extraction - sometimes in the shipping areas of Le Havre and Rouen -, handling, transport and delivery. In a scheme of flows and logistics chain, HAROPA means continuity in all the stages on the Seine corridor. The teams are thinking in sectors and trades. As far as Greater Paris is concerned, HAROPA’s approach makes us think in terms of the entire chain.”

*National Union of quarrying industries and building materials

A few figures 

  • 50 million tonnes of aggregates consumed per year along the Seine Valley. 
  • 60% of the aggregates consumed are carried by waterway in the Paris urban area. 
  • More than 14 million tonnes of aggregates carried via HAROPA. 


Responsable Filère Logistique Vrac - branche Industrie

Unité BTP - Produits valorisables
Karim Lalmas

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Responsable unité BTP/Produits valorisables - Filière Vracs Solides - Branche Industrie

Christophe du Chatelier
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