GIP Le Havre Croisières starts work on three new cruise terminals at Le Havre

The French port is aiming to complete the facilities, which will offer shore power capabilities and use solar panels, by 2026 

GIP Le Havre Croisières starts work on three new cruise terminals at Le Havre

Le Havre

By Laura Hyde |

GIP Le Havre Croisières has begun work to build three new cruise terminals at the Port of Le Havre in Normandy, France. 

The new terminals, which are scheduled to be completed by 2026, are part of an investment programme to improve the port’s ability to handle cruise ship calls and passengers. They will form part of a ‘cruise hub’ at the nine-hectare Pointe de Floride site. 

The three cruise terminals will offer shore power connectivity, which will save 100 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per cruise call. The terminals will also feature photovoltaic panels on the roof to generate energy from sunlight, ensuring the buildings are low energy. 

Port Le Havre Normandy France

Work has begun to demolish old hangers at the port

In recent years the port’s annual growth has been higher than average for the Channel and North Sea countries, with annual passenger numbers hitting 480,000 in 2023. The addition of the new terminals will mean the port has the capacity to handle triple cruise ship calls and up to 13,500 passengers a day. 

Work will be carried out while the port continues to operate, with two of the existing quays open to cruise ships during peak season and one available for use out of season. The first two of the three new terminals are expected to be completed by September 2025, with Terminal One scheduled to open in January 2026. 

Port Le Havre Normandy France

The Port of Le Havre is one of the busiest ports on the Channel-Atlantic coast for cruise passengers

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