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  1. Baie de Seine/Etretat

    Le Havre, today : [/img]
  2. Lumieres sur le Baie de Seine

    View from Le Havre cathedral :
  3. Baie de Seine/Etretat

    Urban planners and politicians in Le Havre want to urbanize the island of the Citadel, where the Transmanche terminal is located. In parallel we are talking more and more about the reconstruction of the Cruise Terminal "Pointe de Floride". This Cruise terminal should include a railway station, the Paquebot terminal and the Ferry terminal. This is a considerable project, in connection with the very important development of the cruise in Le Havre (170 steamships in 2018!). For the moment, there is no official plan, just sketches. http://www.aurh.fr/media/estuaireenseinebrunofortier__062247300_1703_28112013.pdf http://cpdp.debatpublic.fr/cpdp-lnpn/site/_SCRIPT/NTSP_DOCUMENT_FILE_DOWNLOADE0F0.PDF?document_id=2&document_file_id=2
  4. Baie de Seine/Etretat

    Le Havre, this Morning. Baie de Seine from Portsmouth and QM2 from Southampton, to New York. [/img]
  5. Etretat

    This is a photo from Le Havre Port Authority. The sam photo will be better with MV Normandie. :-))
  6. Etretat

    probably an Aidacruise liner ?
  7. Etretat

    ETRETAT at Le Havre Cross Channel Ferries https://www.facebook.com/HaropaPortsdeParisSeineNormandie/?ref=br_rs [/img]
  8. Southampton - Le Havre

    New Thoresen Car Ferries Southampton / Le Havre - 1964 http://avenio.ville-lehavre.fr/Documents/tempdocs/FRAC076351_4AV0002-10-1964.mp4
  9. Southampton - Le Havre

    Le Havre and Southampton are twinned since 1965. Two major port cities, with common interests, such as the Transatlantic Liners... 1966 - Visit of the mayor of Southampton in Le Havre after a crossing aboard a Viking Ferries http://avenio.ville-lehavre.fr/Documents/tempdocs/FRAC076351_4AV0004-05-1966.mp4 1970 - Another visit of the Mayor of Southampton, Mrs. Johnson, landing at Le Havre of a Normandy-Ferries http://avenio.ville-lehavre.fr/Documents/tempdocs/FRAC076351_4AV0008-18-1970.mp4
  10. The "Compagnie Maritime Nantaise -MN",owner of BELEM, MN Pelican, Toucan [...], is bought by a shipowner in Le Havre "SOGESTRAN" http://www.ouest-france.fr/normandie/la-nantaise-reprise-par-un-groupe-havrais-5096178 The Maritime company of Nantes transports the rocket elements Ariane and manages the Belem. She works for the Defense. The Maritime Nantes (MN) company, headquartered in Nantes and previously a subsidiary of the Compagnie Nationale de Navigation, is taken over by Le Havre Sogestran group, announced Wednesday June 28, 2017 its CEO, Patrick Gerbeno. The MN manages, without the Nantes know, a symbolic ship, the three-masted barque Belem, on behalf of the Belem foundation (Groupe des Caisses d'Epargne). This historic ship is the only one of the fleet of the MN to frequent the port of Nantes. The other ships of the Nantaise, as it is called in maritime circles, five roars and a scientific boat, criss-cross the seas. The company is in particular the carrier of elements of the Ariane rocket between Europe and Guyana, and of the Ministry of Defense. La Nantaise was formerly known as Morbihan, when the passenger transport activity on the islands (Groix, Belle-île) had not been separated from the long course. "This acquisition does not change the organization, says Patrick Gerbeno. MN retains its ships, its name, its flag, its headquarters in Nantes, its Brest facility (in particular, the operation of six passenger boats in the Brest harbor) and all its sedentary and seagoing employees. In total, it employs more than 550 people. The acquirer, Sogestran, is a family group headed by Pascal Girardet, created in Le Havre in 1948 and active in logistics and maritime and river transport through specialized subsidiaries such as the CLT, the Liège Transport Company and, in the maritime sector , Someca (transport of cement on Corsica), Maritima (refueling in Marseille-Fos and Algeria) and Biomar (transport of biofuels).
  11. LE HAVRE: Port Facilities

    Sorry (with google translate)... Le Havre: a strategic position for Brittany Ferries The Maritime Ferry Station in Le Havre has been the subject of development work financed by the port and Le Havre City Conciles. To the delight of its tenant, Brittany Ferries, whose activity in Le Havre keeps growing ... In recent days, passengers who use the Maritime Ferry Station in Le Havre have access to refurbished and modernized facilities. "It is a question of ensuring a better comfort for the passengers as well as facilitating the work of the customs officers and the police at the borders in terms of control and security in particular", explains Jean-Baptiste Gastinne, vice-president of The Communauté d'agglomération havraise (CODAH), which together with the Port of Le Havre, co-financed all the works, for a total amount of 300,000 euros. Jean-Marc Roué, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Brittany Ferries, present at the inauguration of these new installations, expressed his satisfaction and above all to remind us of the challenges that the Havre place represents for his group. Present on the "Porte Océane" (surname of Le Havre)" since 2013 via the Le Havre - Portsmouth route, Brittany Ferries now operates up to 10 departures per week from Le Havre. "Year after year, we are growing on this line: 11.5% since the date of our implantation. In 2016, we carried out 713 movements and transported 170,000 passengers. Finally, with 35,000 freight units transported, Le Havre is the 2nd largest port for Brittany Ferries, "explains Jean-Marc Roué. A particularly competitive activity, particularly with the Eurostar which allows direct links between Paris and London. "We must therefore offer a quality of service to our customers". Thus, by 2019, Brittany Ferries should benefit from a new ship departing from Le Havre to ensure the link to England. "As soon as we have received delivery of Mont-Saint-Michel II, Normandy currently in service on the Caen-Portsmouth line will be assigned to Le Havre," said Jean-Marc Roué. Still essentially English (80% on all lines), the clientele of Brittany Ferries suffered the full effects of the Brexit. "In 48 hours, our customers saw a 25% drop in purchasing power. And it has a real impact on us. Now, with Le Havre, we have a real strategic potential in terms of freight, because most of the English ports are inland estuary ports where the draft is too low to accommodate container ships Oceanic ". There is therefore a need for ro-ro traffic already operated by Brittany Ferries and on which the Roscoff group is already well positioned. http://normandinamik.cci.fr/233078-l...ittany-ferries Cita: Established in 2013 on the Le Havre-Portsmouth route, the Breton company saw an increase in traffic of 11.5% in 2016, with 170,000 passengers, 35,000 industrial vehicles and 60,000 passenger vehicles. Jean-Marc Roué regretted "competition subsidized by public funds that weakens Le Havre", referring to the Danish DFDS who provides the Dieppe-Newhaven cross-Channel link with the support of the Seine-Maritime General Council. But the president of Armateurs de France welcomed the appointment of Edouard Philippe (Mayor of Le Havre, new Prime Minister) to Matignon, "a man of the sea who knows the stakes of the blue economy". https://www.filfax.com/2017/05/22/te...gare-maritime/
  12. LE HAVRE: Port Facilities

    While waiting for MV Normandie, the schedules could already be strengthened, because today the Etretat awaits at Le Havre from 8 am to 5 pm. There may be an alternative to offer a night out from Portsmouth to Le Havre, once in 2 with the Bay of Seine, systematically serving Portsmouth / Le Havre after a return from Spain ?
  13. LE HAVRE: Port Facilities

    Le Havre : un positionnement stratégique pour Brittany Ferries La Gare Maritime Ferry du Havre vient de faire l’objet de travaux d’aménagement financés par le port et la Codah. A la plus grande joie de son locataire, Brittany Ferries, dont l’activité au Havre ne cesse de croître…Depuis quelques jours, les passagers qui empruntent la Gare Maritime Ferry du Havre bénéficient d’accès rénovés et modernisés. « Il s’agit aussi bien d’assurer un meilleur confort des passagers que de faciliter le travail des agents des douanes et de la police aux frontières en matière de contrôle et de sécurité notamment », détaille Jean-Baptiste Gastinne, vice-président de la Communauté d’agglomération havraise (CODAH), qui, avec le Port du Havre, a co-financé l’ensemble des travaux, pour un montant total de 300 000 euros.Présent à l’occasion de l’inauguration de ces nouveaux aménagements, Jean-Marc Roué, président du conseil de surveillance de Brittany Ferries, a tenu à exprimer sa satisfaction mais surtout à rappeler les enjeux que la place havraise représente pour son groupe. Présente sur la Porte Océane depuis 2013 via la ligne Le Havre – Portsmouth, Brittany Ferries assure aujourd’hui jusqu’à 10 départs par semaine depuis le Havre. « Année après année, nous sommes en croissance sur cette ligne : 11,5 % depuis la date de notre implantation. En 2016, nous avons réalisé 713 mouvements et transporté 170 000 passagers. Enfin avec 35 000 unités de fret transportées, Le Havre est le 2ème port d’importance pour Brittany Ferries », détaille Jean-Marc Roué.Une activité particulièrement concurrentielle, notamment avec l’Eurostar qui autorise des liaisons directes entre Paris et Londres. « Nous nous devons donc de proposer une qualité de service à nos clients ». Ainsi, dès 2019, Brittany Ferries devrait bénéficier d’un nouveau navire au départ du Havre pour assurer la liaison vers l’Angleterre. « Dès que nous aurons reçu livraison du Mont-Saint-Michel II, le Normandie actuellement en service sur la ligne Caen – Portsmouth sera affecté au Havre », souligne Jean-Marc Roué.Toujours essentiellement anglaise (80 % sur l’ensemble des lignes), la clientèle de Brittany Ferries a subi de plein fouet les effets du Brexit. « En 48 h, nos clients ont enregistré une baisse de leur pouvoir d’achat de 25 %. Et cela a un véritable impact sur nous. Maintenant, nous avons avec le Havre un véritable potentiel stratégique en matière de fret, car la plupart des ports anglais sont des ports d’intérieur d’estuaire où le tirant d’eau trop faible ne leur permet pas d’accueillir de porte-conteneur océanique ». Il y a donc nécessité d’un trafic roulier qu’opère déjà Brittany Ferries et sur lequel le groupe de Roscoff est déjà bien positionné.http://normandinamik.cci.fr/233078-l...ittany-ferries Cita: Implantée en 2013 sur la ligne Le Havre-Portsmouth, la compagnie bretonne a connu en 2016 une hausse de 11,5 % du trafic, avec 170 000 passagers, 35 000 véhicules industriels et 60 000 véhicules de tourisme. Jean-Marc Roué a regretté « la concurrence subventionnée par des fonds publics qui affaiblit Le Havre », faisant allusion au Danois DFDS qui assure la liaison transmanche Dieppe-Newhaven avec le soutien du conseil général de Seine-Maritime. Mais le président d’Armateurs de France s’est réjoui de la nomination à Matignon d’Edouard Philippe (Maire du Havre, nouveau Premier Ministre), « un homme de la mer qui connaît les enjeux de l’économie bleue ». https://www.filfax.com/2017/05/22/te...gare-maritime/
  14. HONFLEUR - Arriving June 2019

    Jean Marc Roué confirms the transfer of the MV Normandie to Le Havre in 2019 during his visit to Le Havre with the port director and the president of the Normandy region. http://www.paris-normandie.fr/actualites/economie/l-activite-croisiere-au-havre-sera-soutenue-par-la-region-MH8922079