International food logistics specialist Seafrigo consolidates its presence in Le Havre
11 December 2020

International food logistics specialist Seafrigo consolidates its presence in Le Havre

The Seafrigo group, a major player in controlled-temperature logistics for food products, is strengthening its presence in Le Havre’s port area by setting up a facility located at the Seafrigo Logistics Park.

This logistics facility near Le Havre’s Red Bridge will comprise two warehouses whose construction began last September. Each warehouse, designed for the storage of dry products, will cover an area of 30,000 sq. m.

The “dry” 60,000 sq. m. facility, due to enter service in October 2021, is additional to the 16,000 sq. m. of buildings dedicated to the already existing flows of fresh and deep-frozen products (see layout drawing on next page).

The Port of Le Havre is pleased to be able to assist in the conversion of this vacant lot for the benefit of a project that will underpin industrial, logistics and maritime activities that generate value-added.

I salute this major expansion project as it now comes to fruition. And I am pleased to stand alongside AGRE in supporting SEAFRIGO – a longstanding partner of the Port – in its development at the heart of the Le Havre area. The decisiveness shown by these companies in choosing to create this new facility testifies to their confidence in our Port and the attractiveness of the Seine Axis”, Baptiste Maurand, CEO of HAROPA – Le Havre Port tells us.

As Eric Barbé, Chairman and CEO of the Seafrigo group, explains: “Le Havre, which enjoys a strategic geographical location for food exports and warehousing, has today some of the biggest maritime terminals in Europe. Based at the heart of the port infrastructure, the Seafrigo Logistics Park provides rapid access to Rungis wholesale market. Our close partnerships with major shipping lines also enable us to ship products to all destinations leaving from and arriving at Le Havre.

AG Real Estate has already invested in Le Havre through its 92,000 sq. m. XXL logistics project, delivery of which is scheduled for the second quarter of 2021, and is the owner of the building constructed for Seafrigo. This further investment in the Port of Le Havre allows us to confirm our interest in supporting logistics actors for so-called “turnkey” programmes” adds Thibault Delamain, CEO of AG Real Estate France.

The Seafrigo logistics platform

From left to right:
Ancillary storage, weighing and container preparation activities (4 hectares).
Warehousing operations: 60,000 sq. m. of non-refrigerated logistics buildings (“general cargo” logistics) on 13 hectares.
Warehousing operations: 16,000 sq. m. of refrigerated logistics buildings (controlled-temperature logistics) +3,000 sq. m. (6.2 hectares).

About AG Real Estate

AG Real Estate, a wholly owned subsidiary of AG Insurance, is active in various real-estate businesses: asset & property management, development & construction management, PPP and real-estate finance, and car-park management via its subsidiary Interparking. AG Real Estate has a portfolio that it manages, for its own account and for third parties, worth more than €6.5 billion.

It has more than 250 employees with multiple profiles and skills, and employs nearly 2,300 people in car-park management in nine European countries.

AG Real Estate France is the French subsidiary of AG Real Estate, an acknowledged leader in the Belgian property market. As a player on the French market, AG Real Estate France focuses on its core business of property development and investment in corporate real estate.

Véronique Mathonet
Chief HR & Communication Officer
Véronique Mathonet