HAROPA : an environmental aim recognized
Reconcile economic growth with the environment management is a major challenge for HAROPA ports. The Seine corridor area, a hyphen between Paris and its sea board, has a significant business, tourist, local heritage and industrial potential. It also concentrates major environmental challenges, especially in the Seine estuary. This ecological corridor is an indispensable factor in the correct functioning of the European eco-systems and especially the wetlands on either side of the river.
Each port community has its own specific features, which are the result of both its history and its natural environment. In order to pool good environmental practices and effectively share the returns of experience, an Environmental Business Club was set up in 2012, including environmental experts from the three ports; this structural innovation being allowed by the joint venture between the ports of Le Havre, Rouen and Paris under the common banner of HAROPA.