The Port of Gennevilliers
The Port of Paris, public institution of the State, is to develop river transport of goods and passengers in Ile-de-France. For this, it is responsible to develop, maintain and operate the port facilities in the Ile de France.
First river port in France
It is now the largest river port in France and second in Europe with 20 million tonnes transported by water in 2008. In the field of tourism - passenger transport, entertainment activities - occupies more 7 million passengers who passed from land to water in 2008 first worldwide tourist ports.
No river traffic related its existence, it would have to double several highways in the Ile-de-France. It accounts for 13% of regional supply of goods.
Second river sailed from Europe, fitted with large gauge, the Seine (with its tributaries) hosts its banks three main ports of Port of Paris, all connected to the rail network and road links Gennevilliers, Bonneuil-sur-Marne and Limay.
On major multimodal platforms of the Port of Paris, up to five modes combine: River course, sea, road, rail and as Gennevilliers Nanterre or with a pipeline. 70 storage-distribution ports, 1 000 ha of port areas, one million square meters of warehouses, business premises and offices (including 300,000 m² belong to it) complete the offer of the Port of Paris .
Since its creation in 1970, this public institution, thanks to made equipment, has promoted the development of a true "subway goods" essential to the economy and urban ecology (removal of household waste, industrial transport, or linked to BTP). But for this equipment that uses the river and its banks, sensitive sites if any, effort landscape integration, environmental, architectural and town planning consents that the Port is justified.
Development of river freight
Strengthen and develop the Paris port network to offer companies tailored port facilities. This objective of the Port fits precisely in the desire of the Government, at the end of the Grenelle Environment Forum, increase of 25% modal share of alternative modes of transport to the road.
Modernization, responsiveness, environmental issues are the key words that characterize the current face of the Paris ports. At the heart of these guidelines, the will of the Port Authority to demonstrate its ability to provide logistical expertise for alternative methods to promote multimodal transport. In this context, the development of capacities, in line with a number of operators involved in combined transport on the increase, is part of a dynamic policy of river transport, popular with more than nine in ten Parisians. A trend that is concretely translated for the Port by massive investment and a sustainable development strategy based on the long term.
Development of passenger and river tourism
The Ile-de-France in 2008 retains its position as one tourist region in the world with over 45 million visitors. The mission of the Port of Paris is to orchestrate a balanced and transparent development by creating suitable equipment (stops, ports fasteners ...) the development of passenger transport.
A network of 34 stops appointed by the Port of Paris and welcomes each year more than 7 million passengers embarking on passenger vessels (or a tourist visiting the capital of 4).