HAROPA - Port of Le Havre is PERS certified

Le Havre, March 23rd, 2015
EcoPorts has rewarded the environmental approach of HAROPA - Port of Le Havre
HAROPA - Port of Le Havre is PERS certified
The French Port of Le Havre was distinguished on January 29th for its environmental actions by the
European Seaport Organization (ESPO). ESPO, which represents the seaports within the European
Union, is delighted to congratulate HAROPA - Port of Le Havre and Port of Nantes-Saint-Nazaire for
achieving the Port Environmental Review System (PERS) certification in January 2015.
This certificate highlights the positive environmental policy of HAROPA - Port of Le Havre.
Compliance with the PERS standard is independently assessed by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance
and the certificate has a validity of two years.
“The certification PERS proves that HAROPA - Port of Le Havre practically acts in order to protect our
environment and to reduce the ecological impact of our industrial activities”, said Hervé Martel, the
Chairman of HAROPA - Port of Le Havre management board.
With these two new certifications the number of PERS certified French ports rises to four, making
France the country with the highest number of valid PERS certificates. There are currently 22 ports in
Europe that hold a valid PERS certificate.
This high environmental recognition will be officially handed in December during the next Greenport
cruise conference in Copenhagen (Denmark).
About HAROPA - HAROPA, the 5 largest port complex in Northern Europe, is a joint venture between the ports of Le Havre,
Rouen and Paris. It is connected to every continent owing to a first-rate international shipping offer (linking 600 ports
worldwide). It serves a vast hinterland whose core is in the Seine valley and the Paris region forming the biggest French
consumer market area. With around 10 Normandy and Paris area partner ports, the "one-stop" hub now forms in France a
global transport and logistics system, capable of providing a comprehensive end-to-end service. HAROPA handles over 120
million tons of cargo by sea and waterway each year. HAROPA business represents 160,000 jobs.
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