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Asia Cargo News rewards HAROPA HAROPA voted "Best Green Seaport"

Asia Cargo News magazine, Asia's leading professional press publication, has just revealed the names of the 47 winners of its 2020 Awards. The awards ceremony took place in Hong Kong on Monday 9 November, in the “remote” presence of Laurent Foloppe, HAROPA's Commercial and Marketing Director.

The premier French port complex received the "Best Green Seaport" prize, awarded to HAROPA by the magazine's 15,000 readers. HAROPA was competing against the ports of Hamburg, Long Beach and Singapore. This event highlights transport and logistics players who demonstrate excellence in quality of service, innovation, customer satisfaction and reliability.

Laurent Foloppe, HAROPA's Commercial and Marketing Director, had the privilege of presenting the awards to winners in the "Best Shipping Lines" categories:

  • Asia-Africa : MSC

  • Asia-Europe : CMA CGM

  • Intra-Asia : Yang Ming

  • Trans-Pacific : APL

  • Project Cargo : AAL

This is the 4th "Best Green Seaport" trophy awarded to ports of the Seine axis. This new prize underlines recognition of HAROPA’s commitment to the environment. With this award, Asian importers/exporters, logisticians, freight forwarders and shipping companies acknowledge the quality of environmental initiatives driven by HAROPA, whose environmental commitment is based around the development of mass modes and the encouragement of effective initiatives in the fight against global warming.

HAROPA's environmental approach translates into :

  • Commitments to reduce the carbon footprint related to its activities and protect the port ecosystem

  • Helping its customers decarbonise

  • Research, work and environmental certification procedures

"This trophy illustrates recognition of our environmental policy. It proves that we can both be the premier French port complex and ensure the respectful development of our regions and ecosystems", says Laurent Foloppe, HAROPA’s Commercial and Marketing Director. "Congratulations also to our winning customers and partners in the Best Logistics Service Provider and Best Shipping Line categories."

HAROPA is a member of the Getting To Zero coalition, an organisation that supports the decarbonisation of the maritime industry, alongside companies from shipping, energy, infrastructure and finance.


About HAROPA HAROPA, the 5th largest port complex in Northern Europe, is a joint venture between the ports of Le Havre, Rouen and Paris. Connected to every continent owing to a first-rate international shipping offer (linking around 700 ports worldwide). It serves a vast hinterland the center of which 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, HAROPA 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.


Press contact:

HAROPA : Clémence Rebours – +33 (0)6 60 57 76 43


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