Terminal operator, the core business of CNMP

Since 1920, CNMP has been loading and unloading some of the biggest vessels from all over the world. On its container terminals, Quai de l'Atlantique and Quai des Amériques, the company can handle ships with a maximum capacity of 14 000 TEUs.

As the only handler of this size to remain independent, CNMP is the third largest container operator by volume handled on French territory. It is also thanks to this independence that partnerships of more than 50 years can continu, making sure to treat each of its customers with the same care.

The heart of the CNMP's activity

Loading and Unloading

The main activity of CNMP is the loading and unloading of containers on and from vessels.


Whether empty or full containers, reefers or even breakbulk, the terminals offer many possibilities and a large storage capacity on the platforms themselves.

Security / Safety

In addition to the specific monitoring from which the ISPS secure areas benefit, the operator terminal activity naturally induces special attention from our teams and services adapted to waiting goods.
CNMP - A gateway between Europe and the world
Le Havre terminals are a real strategic hub for import and export.

Indeed, by its geographical location, Le Havre is the first port of call in northern Europe for import and necessarily the last for export.
Large Doors opening onto America, Asia or Africa, our terminals are the only ones in Le Havre which provide, through their native multimodal character (Road, Train, Barge), an optimal link between the world and the western Europe.
A unique geographical location
The only port in Europe of this capacity located on the Atlantic coast, at the mouth of a river that goes directly into the land and Paris, the city of Le Havre was created on this search for the ideal port by François 1er.
The port area of ​​Le Havre has 3 accesses to the highway networks 5 minutes away. The A13 brings Paris at 2:30 by truck, the A28 and A29 ideally open the north and south of the country.
The CNMP has freight access directly on its terminal. It is thus linked to the French rail network and its connections with neighboring countries.
The northern terminals are the only ones in Le Havre to have direct access to the river for barges. With daily connections to Paris and Rouen, river traffic on the Seine is booming.
The port, the Basin
The CNMP terminal has a unique location even in Le Havre. Although being on a basin of the open sea, it is located in the historic port. It therefore has all the facilities of access, but offers the advantages of interior basins for the safety of operations and equipment.
Links between terminals
Whether by train or the CNMP traction service, which provides road transport between terminals and to private warehouses in and around the port area, transfers are facilitated to ensure optimal fluidity.
CNMP - Quays and cranes by night
CNMP - Straddles carriers by night
CNMP - quay by night
CNMP - quay from a car by night

Quays, machines and people

CNMP has 1350m of quays, 9 post-panamax cranes, a secured platform of 35 ha, 30 straddle carriers, 300 reefer plugs (up to 500), areas specifically dedicated to container maintenance.
It is also a direct access to the river Seine, 3 highways within 5 kms and 3 rail tracks directly on the terminals, on leading to the "le Havre multimodal plateform".

Above all, there is 550 people including 500 qualified dockers who put all their know-how to offer a tailor-made service 363 days a year.