The site as a whole has been operated since July by JJA, a company with expertise in branded French industrial logistics, specialising in furnishings and decorative products for house and garden.As a major importer, JJA is expecting the first containers to arrive at its warehouse, handling 50,000 TEU a year by 2025, one of the biggest trader by volume at the Port of Le Havre.
A logistics platform with impressive specifications, it was launched with no presales or prospective tenants by AG Real Estate with an investment of EUR65 million (US$75 million), the construction site managed by property development firm PRD took 16 months.
This is the biggest logistics warehouse ever built in Le Havre at 92,000 square metres and a warehousing capacity of one million cubic metres or 110,000 pallets.
Said Haropa CEO Stephane Raison: 'What we are seeing is a key step forward in the development of the new Haropa Port, France's leading logistics hub. JJA's arrival comes as confirmation of the interest taken by the major shippers in logistics activity deployed along the entire Seine Axis, and is a response to our determination to develop logistics facilities on land held by our ports.'
Said J chairman Jacques-Olivier Abiteboul; 'Few warehouses of this size are constructed on a no-presale basis, without tenants. We have taken advantage of this opportunity, building an application that went through in less than two months. A key benefit of choosing Le Havre: the possibilities offered by its connection to the Seine, which could lead to significant river transport options in the years to come.'