Original news was published on 24 June 2019
The Port of Le Havre (HAROPA-Le Havre) is teaming up with the French Development Agency (AFD) to help ports in developing countries.
The new partnership is aimed at tapping into HAROPA-Le Havre’s experience, know-how and expertise as France’s biggest container handler that is also a major oil port, ro-ro traffic facilitator and cruise port.
It will build on ongoing cooperation between the port, AFD and the Indonesian Directorate General of Sea Transportation. This project, financed by AFD, is aimed at strengthening the abilities of Indonesian port authorities to improve the efficiency of the management in Indonesian ports.
This partnership, financed by the AFD, gathers Le Havre’s expertise through six training sessions delivered in Le Havre and Jakarta. The aim is to strengthen the knowledge and skills of Indonesian managers in the management and operation of their respective ports. It brings together representatives of some 30 Indonesian port authorities from the main ports in the huge archipelago.
The programme started in 2018 and will end in late 2019. Three intensive training and exchange sessions are being organised in Jakarta and three in Le Havre in order to "immerse the participants as close as possible to the leading port for the external trade of France."
The current training and exchange meeting started today (24th June) in Le Havre and will finish on Friday, 28th June. The next one will run from October 28th to November 9th in Surabaya.
Topics include port and maritime economy, role and competence of a port in the logistics chain, information systems, performance indicators and environmental sustainability, including modal shift of inland moves.