Ro-Ro Traffic: ERL Selects HAROPA

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Wednesday, April 02, 2014

In order to develop its business of carriage of new and secondhand vehicles from France, European Roro Lines (ERL), a company among the leaders of the ro-ro traffic bound for Africa, has selected HAROPA.

Created March 1, the French subsidiary of European Roro Lines, (ERL France) has just set up its head office in the port of Le Havre and launches the operation of a river terminal on a surface of 4,650 sq. m. at the port of Gennevilliers - port in the ‘Ile-de-France’ (Paris) region - dedicated to the transport of vehicles to the ‘quai de l’Europe’ (Europe terminal) in Le Havre. ERL’s objective is reproducing in France a similar scheme to that developed with Belgium to manage the flows – especially the French ones – while fostering the dispatch of consolidated lots from the Paris area to Le Havre, via a future river solution between the port of Gennevilliers and HAROPA terminals.

According to Karim Chami, General Manager, ERL France, "This decision meets our will to set up under our own name on the Seine corridor, and especially, in Le Havre which succeeded in making the necessary efforts to improve its service offer. It also meets the expectations of our customers looking for quality improvement and environmental performance."

Created in 2009, European Roro Lines is settled in Africa on the main platforms of vehicle distribution. The group now has three vessels in operation (MV CARIBBEAN, MV MODERN LINK and MODERN EXPRESS), thus raising global transport capacity to 3,000 CEU (Car Equivalent Units) on average.

The kind of cargo carried is as follows: rolling stock of all types, civil engineering and agricultural machinery, conventional on MAFI’s (carrying up to 70 metric tons of cargo).

In a dull context for the automotive industry, Hervé Cornède, HAROPA Commercial and Marketing Director, is pleased with this setting-up, "which enables HAROPA to strengthen its international rank as regards ro-ro traffic".

The first call is scheduled in mid-April at the Europe terminal. It will be operated by the stevedore ‘Générale de Manutention Portuaire’ (GMP), which is AEO certified.

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