Le Havre tries to woo China’s automotive sector

Beijing: France’s Port of Le Havre has welcomed a delegation of company managers from China's automaker and automotive logistics sectors to see what can be done to distribute vehicles and spare parts in Europe.

Led by China Automotive Logistics Association (CALA), the Chinese delegation was welcomed to Le Havre by the HAROPA that allies Le Havre, Rouen and Paris into the fourth largest port complex in northern Europe to hear of the major opportunities for China's automotive sector.

"Having a strong automotive tradition, the Normandy region has a real know-how both as regards manufacturers and parts and distribution. HAROPA is connected to two most high-performance logistics centres for spare parts: the Gecko 'PLIP' (Logistics Park) in Le Havre and Renault platforms of Le Havre Sandoval and Rouen Grand-Corinne, specialising in import-export," the port said in a statement.

Le Havre handled 365,000 new vehicles in 2011 with a capacity to grow to 500,000 vehicles in 2015.  [01/08/12]

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