Le Havre and its two partner ports in the HAROPA alliance, Paris and Rouen, have tendered for EU subsidies totalling more €40 million to be spent on multimodal development.
Funding is been sought within the scope of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), a multi-billion initiative to finance projects which are designed to fill the missing links in Europe's energy, transport and digital networks.
Transport is a major component of the CEF with around €26.2 billion being allocated to the sector (RTE-T) over the period of 2014-2020 with a view to improving trans-border connections, removing traffic bottlenecks, completing networks and promoting modal integration and interoperability.
HAROPA’s Deputy Executive Director, Antoine Berbain, said the submission to the European Commission for subsidies reflected "a desire on our part to integrate all transport modes in the economic and environmental development of the Seine artery."
Source: Lloyd's Loading List