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HAROPA PORT creates major river and sea port

[ June 11, 2021   //   ]

The Ports of Le Havre, Rouen and Paris, or HAROPA Port, recently announced the creation of a major river and sea port complex and the outcome of a call for logistics projects initiated for the port of Gennevilliers ( French d├ępartement 92).
Goodman has been selected for the development of a 90,000 sqm multimodal logistics platform – unique in Europe , the platform will be structured over four levels , linked directly to the Seine and intended for the development of river transport and urban distribution for the Greater Paris region . The project is a perfect illustration of the new river and sea port ‘ s positioning and ambitions for the development of decarbonized logistics.
Named GREEN DOCK, this cutting-edge logistics program will be ideally located in the port of Gennevilliers , the leading port facility for the Greater Paris area by size and activity and only five kilometres from Paris and 20 minutes from Roissy – Charles de Gaulle airport . 250 companies from a diverse range of sectors have already chosen the area due to the port location and multi modal offerings, which include a combination of river, sea / rail, oil pipeline and road transport modes. GREEN DOCK will allow urban distribution businesses to provide ” final-kilometre ” delivery and to develop river-based transport deep into the French capital .

The vision of river transport is becoming increasingly important for many operators . STEF, DB SCHENKER and CEVA Logistics have already expressed interest in GREEN DOCK , providing input for its design . GREEN DOCK will be developed, held and managed directly by Goodman.

Goodman ‘ s approach utilised a multi-disciplinary team to conceptualise this prime multimodal site combining modularity and a contemporary eco-design. The, modern architectural lines of its facade will be constructed in natural, recycled materials including wood and concrete to integrate the site into its Seine riverbank surroundings . The building ‘ s structure has been conceived for total flexibility and will allow its working areas to evolve in line with the needs of the occupants . Lastly, its roofing will be home to the largest urban farm in Europe, run by Cultivate it will cover 17 , 000 sqm., including 7 , 000 sqm. of greenhouse space .

GREEN DOCK also sets out to be a model of economic land use and sustainable development, aiming for BREEAM certification at Outstanding level plus the BiodiverCity and low -carbon labels. Covering 90 , 000 sqm over four levels, supplemented by an access zone and underground parking , the project will have a density four times higher than standard . Energy management on the site will also benefit from innovations unparalleled in terms of scale : a solar PV plant covering 11 , 000 sqm of roof area intended for the site ‘ s own supply , a heat exchanger connected to the Seine for heating and cooling the building and a geothermal plant . The dock, a key component of the site ‘ s multimodality, fully funded by Goodman, provides a direct link between the project and the river . It will offer users direct, functional access to river transport , both upstream and downstream .