On January 20, 2014, the SA CEI.BA attended the business event organized by “HAROPA ports” at the Auberge de la Vieille Tour, in Gosier (Guadeloupe FWI).
At the event, Mrs. MONTANTIN, President of the Guadeloupe Maritime & Port Union (Shipping Association) and Louis Collomb, Chairman of the of CEI.BA Supervisory Board gave a testimony on the extent of cooperation between our port community and the HAROPA ‘ports.
HAROPA is the first French Port grouping mechanism, (GIE Groupement d’Intérêt Economique) that has binds together since January 2012 the sales teams, networks, strategies and communication departments of the ports in Le Havre, Rouen and Paris. HAROPA is positioned as a major maritime hub in Europe offering relevant and efficient logistics solutions.
Connected to the entire world through highly sophisticated international maritime services, the ports of Le Havre, Rouen and Paris generate a total of nearly 120 million tons of maritime and river traffic, which makes HAROPA the N°1North European Port .
Louis COLLOMB reminded the several decades of collaboration between the ports in Le Havre and Guadeloupe. He recalled that the partnership had been instrumental in the establishment of a paperless data exchange in the logistics chain, through the platform managed by SA CEI.BA since 2002, for the port community in Guadeloupe.
He pointed out that this platform is the first Caribbean Single contact Port facility that has additionally been extended to airport operations since 2012.
Mrs Michèle MONTANTIN announced that cooperation between the Guadeloupe and Martinique port communities began with the workshop on MUA operational convergence (French Caribbean Single Market).Achieving full traceability of trade between the two islands and the facilitation of procedures are among the main targets.
She added that the HAROPA example is inspiring for developing a future highly attractive and sophisticated hub through the cooperation between the two major ports of Guadeloupe and Martinique, for a full range of services.