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Construction work starts on future multimodal port in Paris area


Construction work for the PSMO (Port Seine Métropole Ouest / Western Metropolitan Seine Port) is now beginning in the Yvelines département 60km from Paris. Located at the confluence of the Seine and the Oise rivers, this multimodal facility is expected to host activities in the construction and civil engineering sectors. The first phase of the construction work will enable the new port to become operational as early as 2027. This will be followed by additional development work continuing up to 2040.

The land occupied by PSMO – approximately 100 hectares – is located in the Achères, Andrésy and Conflans-Sainte-Honorine municipalities. The multimodal (river, rail and road) platform will host activities related to transportation and distribution of materials for the construction and civil engineering industries.

The future port will allow river and rail transport to be developed across the Paris area. Ultimately, it will strengthen the region’s economic development and contribute to the rapid expansion of sustainable logistics to meet the needs of the construction sector for Grand Paris project worksites and across the Paris area generally.

By developing new port facilities, HAROPA PORT is consolidating its coverage of the Paris region, extending its hinterland to expand the use of river transport. The Seine Axis ports will thus be helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change.

The investment by HAROPA PORT totals €122m.

“The project for the future port has been underpinned by wide-ranging consultation with non-profit associations, local residents, elected representatives and economic and institutional actors and it will make a massive contribution to “clean” logistics along the Seine Valley,” said Antoine Berbain, deputy CEO of HAROPA PORT | Paris with responsibility for the Multimodal Project.

(Image from HAROPA)