The first ship to call, the ‘Liverpool Express’ carry out transhipment connections with the UK via Le Havre; two days later, the ‘MSC John Rickmers’ will inaugurate, at the TNMSC terminal in Port 2000, the Ireland & Scotland Express weekly service with the ports of Dublin and Greenock. Finally, the ‘MSC Aries’ will operate Biscay Express service, calling at the Atlantic coast ports of Brest, Montoir and Le Verdon.
“As a result of some 350,000 additional teu on our TNMSC terminal at Port 2000, the new services are the first stage of our business growth plan in Le Havre. In the near future, MSC plans further development in shipping services thus strengthening the part played by the Port of Le Havre as a hub,” said Stephan Snijders, executive director of MSC France.
MSC provides from its Port 2000 facilities four river services along the Seine for containers, offering seven return voyages per week linking Le Havre with the HAROPA terminals of Rouen, Gennevilliers, Limay and Evry.
Grouping together the three ports of Le Havre, Rouen and Paris, HAROPA has the ambition to strengthen its position on world container traffic by offering a comprehensive service to customers to and from the North-European range.