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MSC Cruises launches a new line from the port of Le Havre

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MSC Cruises launches a new line from the port of Le Havre

Wednesday of November 17th, HAROPA PORT welcomed the MSC Magnifica for the launch of the new line “pearls of Northern » from the port of Le Havre to visit some of Europe’s capitals.

Historical customer of the first French port, MSC Cruises has great ambitions on the French cruise market which place Le Havre among the essential cities of its development strategy.

The launch of this new line in Le Havre is a strong signal from the Company in a context of weak economic recovery due to the health situation.

In addition, the Seine axis Major River & Sea Port and the Urban Community of Le Havre are joining forces creating a Public Interest Group called Le Havre Cruises dedicated to the development of the Cruise Terminal.

The ambition of this new organization is to consolidate Le Havre as a major international cruise port, one of the leaders in Northern Europe. €40m have been invested by HAROPA PORT to modernize the Cruise Terminal, including the project of Electrical power supply for cruise ships.


Since 1 June 2021, the ports of Le Havre, Rouen and Paris, already united under single banner of HAROPA since 2012, form the major Seine Axis river and sea port authority. As the fifth largest north-European port complex, HAROPA PORT has connections to every continent based on an international maritime offering in the very first rank (calling at nearly 650 ports).

It serves an extensive hinterland centred on the Seine Valley and the Paris region, together constituting Frances biggest consumer catchment area.

From Le Havre to Rouen, the port complex can point to over 2.5m sq. m. of logistics warehousing currently in service and over 1m sq. m. of available warehousing space.

Today in France, HAROPA PORT provides a transport and logistics system capable of proposing holistic, end-to-end service offerings. It generates annual maritime and river traffic more than 130m tonnes and its activities represent approximately 160,000 jobs.


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