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Seafrigo sets up Le Havre site

[ November 15, 2021   //   ]

Temperature-controlled food logistics company Seafrigo Group has inaugurated a new 60,000sq m (650,000sq ft) ambient temperature logistics platform in the port area of Le Havre, close to its existing Parc Logistique Seafrigo site.

The two new buildings, 30,000sq m each, owned by AG Real Estate and operated by Seafrigo for a fixed 12-year period, will be operating at full capacity by the end of the year and will accommodate logistics flows for large food retailers and manufacturers.

The buildings will also shortly be rail-linked while a quay will be created to boost river traffic and encourage modal transfer to the port of Paris.

It will also create dozens of jobs in the region.

Haropa Port managing director Baptiste Maurand, commented: “Seafrigo is currently one of the main employers in the port area and this new facility is a strong marker of growth and stability for our sectors. In this we share a common ambition: to contribute towards making Le Havre a maritime metropolis and the Seine axis a multimodal corridor.”

Chairman and chief executive of the Seafrigo Group, Eric Barbé, added: “We are proud to share this joint project with Le Havre regional management and to offer our customers this new multimodal logistics park, ideally located in the heart of the port’s shipping areas. Seafrigo Group will continue to grow in the years to come, with other projects currently under study both in France and abroad. Our commitment is to master the entire logistics chain for the global and continued satisfaction of our partners.”

(The next printed issue of FBJ, FBJ 8 2021, will include an interview with Haropa Port.)

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