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Inchcape Shipping Services France opened two new offices in Le Havre and Rouen during March 2010, to effectively cover all Seine river ports and complete our coverage of Northern France.


The Port of Le Havre, known as the ‘Grand Port Maritime du Havre’, is positioning itself to become an international port, with high level performance exchange and a major partner in North European business.


Le Havre port is currently the second busiest port in France and the first for handling container traffic. It is also a major actor in petroleum/crude products within the French network, with a total of 40% of traffic leaving its storages.


Le Havre is a deep water seaport and can accommodate the largest of vessels, containers and multi purpose traffics, due to the diversity of its terminals. Le Havre was the first container port in France and has three terminals dedicated to containers and 6.5 kilometres of docks.  


The port is an international facility for vehicle flows and enjoys all necessary logistic networks including;


  • Le Havre Octeville airport
  • The A 29 / A 131 motorway allowing rapid access from the North to Lille and Benelux, South to Nantes and Bordeaux and East to Paris
  • Daily railroad services provide a direct connection to Paris Saint-Lazare and the railroad network freight service offers access to the whole of the European continent
  • The river network services are constantly being developed and connect with the port and industrial area of Le Havre to Paris.

Inchcape Shipping Services Le Havre can arrange crew changes, spares deliveries and provide any assistance needed during your ships call. Our local expertise and experienced staff can also handle all varieties of port calls from; tankers, gas, chemicals, dry-bulk and general cargo to naval, container and cruise ships.


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