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GMP – DP World and CMA CGM win the tender for the construction and operation of the future container berths of the Port of Le Havre

The CMA CGM Group, a world leader in shipping and logistics, welcomes the choice announced by the Port of Le Havre supervisory board to grant Générale de Manutention Portuaire (GMP), a joint venture held at parity by DP World and Terminal Link, a subsidiary of the CMA CGM Group, the concession contract for the construction and operation of the container terminal for the Port 2000 berths 11 and 12, the company said in its release.

Under the terms of this decision, GMP will be responsible for the creation and operation of the container terminal located at the west end of Port 2000. With an ultimate additional operational capacity of one million TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units), the new terminal will include a 700-meter-long quay and 42 hectares of land. The concession contract, which will be signed shortly, will last 34 years, including two years of study and design, two years of work and 30 years of operation.

The favorable decision of the Port of Le Havre supervisory board will allow GMP to further strengthen the activity and attractiveness of the port. A port handling company based in Le Havre, GMP employs 1,200 people and since 2006 has been operating berths 2 to 5 located east of Port 2000 as well as the Quai de l’Europe and the Quai des Amériques wharves at the North Terminals.

A major French port for container shipping, Le Havre is one of the main gateways to Europe and France.


Led by RODOLPHE SAADÉ, the CMA CGM Group is a world leader in shipping and logistics. Its 528 vessels serve more than 420 ports on five continents around the world and carried nearly 21 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) in 2018. With CEVA, a world leader in logistics services, CMA CGM handled more than 500,000 tons of airfreight and 1.9 million tons of inland freight in 2018. CMA CGM is constantly innovating to offer customers new maritime, inland and logistics solutions. Present on every continent and in 160 countries through its network of 755 offices and 750 warehouses, the Group employs 110,000 people worldwide, of which 2,400 in Marseille where its head office is located.

About DP World

DP World is a leading enabler of global trade and an integral part of the supply chain.

We operate multiple yet related businesses – from marine and inland terminals, maritime services, logistics and ancillary services, to technology-driven trade solutions.

We have a portfolio of over 150 operations in over 45 countries across six continents, with a significant presence in both high-growth and mature markets. We aim to be essential to the bright future of global trade, ensuring that everything we do contributes positively and sustainably to both the economy and society.

Our dedicated team of more than 46,000 employees from 120 countries cultivates long-standing relationships with governments, shipping lines, importers and exporters, communities, and many other important constituents of the global supply chain, providing quality value-added services today and tomorrow.

Container handling is the company’s core business and generates more than 50% of its revenue. In 2018, DP World handled 71.4 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across our portfolio. With its committed pipeline of developments and expansions, the current gross capacity of 91 million TEU is expected to rise in line with market demand.

By thinking ahead, foreseeing change and innovating, DP World aims to create the most productive, efficient and safe trade solutions globally.

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