XXL works on the PortSynergy - GMP terminal. The port terminal of Le Havre raises 4 of its 10 STS gantry cranes in Port 2000 of 9 meters to continue to accommodate the largest ships in the world.



The PortSynergy - GMP STS gantry crane upgrade project is entering a spectacular phase. The legs of the first of the 4 gantries concerned were indeed cut and raised by 9 meters.


PortSynergy - GMP regularly demonstrates its ability to handle the world's largest ships. Recently, the port terminal hosted the official inauguration of the last mastodon of CMA-CGM, the ship Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (400 meters long, 59 meters wide and 20,600 TEU containers on board).


To prepare for the next generation of ships in 2020, PortSynergy - GMP continues to adapt and invest. This extraordinary project was entrusted to Kalmar.


PortSynergy – GMP’s project manager & technical director, Guy Sansone, explained that by increasing the size of gantry cranes, the terminal will be able to continue to provide its customers with the best level of service, regardless of the size of their vessels.


The duration of the work is estimated at 10 weeks per crane.


PortSynergy Group is the number 1 container port operator in France with around 50% market share (more thanb 2 million TEU handled annually). Through its two main subsidiaries (GMP and EuroFos), it operates the two largest container terminals in France on the Ports of Le Havre and Fos-sur-Mer. PortSynergy Group also handles conventional traffic, CONRO, etc.


PortSynergy Group is a 50% subsidiary of DP World (the 3rd largest global port operator) and 50% of Terminal Link (a 51% subsidiary of CMA-CGM, a global maritime carrier, and 49% of CM Port, also a global port operator).


PortSynergy – GMP (http://www.gmportuaire.fr)


Ideally located at the entrance to the North Range, PortSynergy - GMP is the largest container port operator in France. PortSynergy - GMP operates three terminals in Le Havre: The oldest is Terminal de l'Europe, which along with Terminal des Amériques, is part of "North Terminals". Since April 2006, PortSynergy - GMP also operates Terminal de France on "Port 2000".