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Port of Le Havre

Introduction, Major Towns Near, Port Detail

The Port of Le Havre is the third largest port in France, after Marseille and Dunkirk. It is located on the English Channel in the commune of Le Havre, in the Seine-Maritime department of Normandy. The major towns near Le Havre Port are Le Havre, Rouen, Calais, Boulogne-sur-Mer, and Dunkirk. The port has a long history dating back to the Roman era and was an important strategic point during the Hundred Years’ War and the Napoleonic Wars. The port covers an area of 2,000 hectares and comprises three main sections: the inner harbor, the outer harbor, and the Bassin du Commerce. The inner harbor is the busiest and most important part of the port and is where most of the shipping traffic is concentrated. The outer harbor is used for smaller vessels and recreational boating, while the Bassin du Commerce is a large artificial basin that was created in the 19th century to accommodate the growing number of ships using the port. Many ferry routes serve the port of Le Havre to destinations in England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. It is also connected to the French canal system, which allows for the passage of larger vessels. The port handles a wide variety of cargo, including containers, oil, coal, grains, and livestock.

Export /Import requirements

In order to ship goods to or from Le Havre, businesses need to consider the following export/import requirements:

  1. All businesses must have a valid export/import license from the French government.
  2. All businesses must have a valid Customs ID number.
  3. All businesses must register with the local Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
  4. All businesses must have a valid business registration certificate from the French Trade and Companies Registry.
  5. All businesses must have a valid physical address in France.
  6. All businesses must have a French bank account.
  7. All businesses must comply with French labor laws and regulations.
  8. All businesses must comply with French environmental laws and regulations.
  9. All businesses must have liability insurance.
  10. All businesses must comply with the French Consumer Code.

1 - AddressTerre-Plein de la Barre B.P. 1413 Le Havre, Cedex 76067 France

2 - Port AuthorityPort Authority of Le Havre

3 - Phone33 2 32 74 74 00

4 - Fax33 2 32 74 74 29

5 - Email[email protected]

6 - Coordinates49º 29' 9'' N, 0º 6' 25'' E

7 - Decimal49.4859977, 0.1070536

8 - UN/LOCODEFRLEH

9 - Port TypeDeepwater Seaport

10 - Port SizeLarge

11 - Websitewww.havre-port.net

12 - TerminalYes

Informations
Port Detail

Inland port

Entrance Restrictions

Mean tide7 feet

Tide

Overhead Limit

Swell

Water Depth

Channel51 - 55 feet 15.5 - 16 meters

Cargo Pier16 - 20 feet 4.9 - 6.1 meters

Mean Tide

Anchorage36 - 40 feet 11 - 12.2 meters

Oil Terminal46 - 50 feet 14 - 15.2 meters

Harbor Characteristics

Harbor SizeLarge

ShelterExcellent

Max Vessel SizeOver 500 feet in length

Harbor TypeRiver Tide Gate

Turning Area

Informations
Pilotage

Compulsory

Available

Advisable

Local Assist

Supplies

Provisions

Fuel Oil

Deck

Water

Diesel Oil

Engine

Lifts & Cranes

0-24 Ton Lifts

25-49 Ton Lifts

50-100 Ton Lifts

100+ Ton Lifts

Fixed Cranes

Mobile Cranes

Floating Cranes

Loading & Unloading

Wharves

Med Moor

Ice

Anchor

Beach

Tugs

Assist

Salvage

Quarantine

Pratique

Deratt Cert

Port Services

Longshore

Electrical Repair

Steam

Electrical

Navigation Eq

Repairs, Drydock & Other Services

Ship Repairs

Marine Railroad

Drydock Size

Garbage Disposal

Dirty Ballast

Communications

Telephone

Radio

Air

Telegraph

Radio Tel

Rail

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Ocean

Economical, Efficient and
Environmental-friendly
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Air

Speedy, cost-effective
and Highly reliable
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Land

Door to door, low risk and
flexible
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Customs

Expert brokerage
assistance
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