Port of Le Havre and Maersk/Perrigault Sign Letter of Intent

Monday, January 20, 2003
A Letter of intent has been signed between the Port of Le Havre and the partnering group of Maersk France S.A. and Perrigault for the operation of two berths in Port 2000, the giant new container facility under construction in Le Havre. The announcement was made following a meeting of the Port’s Board of Directors on December 20, 2002. Maersk France S.A., a division of Maersk Sealand, the world’s largest container shipping line, has paired together with Perrigault, a major stevedoring company at Le Havre, for a two-part initiative: they will create an investment arm in charge of financing new port equipment and will also form a port operations company. Maersk predicts that within two years of the berth’s opening traffic will grow to roughly 600,000 TEUs annually.

The letter of intent is a preliminary step before drafting of a formal terminal operation agreement, as stipulated in regulations issued July 19, 2000 by the French Ministry of Civil Engineering, Transport and Housing. The Board of Directors at Le Havre launched a consultation process on October 26, 2001 that included procedures for the naming of Port 2000 terminal operators. Four private groups were shortlisted for the tender; CMA CGM and GMP signed a separate memo of intent in July 2002.

Maritime Reporter November 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Ports

Wärtsilä to Begin Building LNG Terminal in January

Wärtsilä has been given full notice to proceed (NTP) from Manga LNG Oy for the supply of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in Tornio, Northern Finland.

Benghazi Port Still Closed, Imports Rerouted

The commercial port in Libya's second city, Benghazi, remains closed due to fighting between pro-government and Islamist forces, forcing wheat imports to make a detour via Tobruk harbour,

EGAS Tenders for as many as 48 LNG Cargoes

Egypt's state-owned gas company EGAS has tendered to buy at least 48 cargoes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for delivery in 2015/16, three traders said. A senior

Environmental

Interview: Oil Spill Repsonse Insights from MSRC's Benze: Steven T. Benz, President and CEO, Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC)

As President and CEO of MSRC, Steve Benz presides over the largest oil spill response company in the United States (and worldwide). In that position since January 1996,

Optimarin ,Goltens Ink BWT Retrofit Agreement

Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) specialist Optimarin and Goltens, a provider of engineering and installation solutions for the shipping industry, have signed a nonexclusive

Damen Shipyards Galati wins Dutch Romanian Award

Damen Shipyards Galati has been presented with the Dutch Romanian Business Award for its Corporate Social Responsibility plan, particularly the Group’s community investment initiatives.

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Repair Ship Simulators Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2269 sec (4 req/sec)