DP World's JV wins concession for construction of berths at Port 2000
Terminal represents an additional operational capacity of 1m TEUs, and will include a 700m-long quay and a 42ha site
The joint venture between Dubai-headquartered port operator DP World and the France-based international container operator Terminal Link - PortSynergy Group (GMP) has been awarded service concession for the construction and operation of berths 11 and 12 at Port 2000 in Le Havre, France.
DP World said in a statement that the terminal represents an additional operational capacity of 1m TEUs and will include a 700m-long quay and a 42ha site.
The new berths are expected to service large container vessels, creating a terminal with smarter trade-enabling solutions to increase productivity, and enhance service capability and quality, including a 35ha stacking area, a direct rail access into the hinterland, as well as a 7ha area dedicated to buildings and operating infrastructures.
The favourable decision by the Supervisory Board of the Port of Le Havre will also allow GMP to strengthen its presence in France, as it looks to invest in two additional container berths spanning 700m.
The concession agreement is for a term of 34 years, including two years of studies and design, two years of civil engineering work, and 30 years of operation, the port operator confirmed.
Commenting on the agreement, managing director of GMP, Louis Jonquiere, said: “The signing marks a new chapter in our partnership with the Port of Le Havre. The addition of the two new berths will enable us to secure more volume and provide high-efficiency services. As a major hub port, the expansion in the terminal will facilitate the capture of more volume from the trade, benefitting from the momentum that has built in the region.”
Jonquiere added: "We aim to enable smarter trade and create a much stronger economic engine for the national and regional market. By investing further in the terminal, GMP is driving economic development for the region and generating career opportunities for the local population.”