Rouen, Haute-Normandie
Total area

About Port of Rouen

Located along the Seine, Rouen  gathers major industrials of base and specialty chemicals  with direct access to the multimodal connexions and easy access to utility networks.

With good inland access to the port, Rouen provides savings by offering a choice of modern dedicated terminals.The Port is located close to major centers of production and consumption in the Paris area. 50% of the nation’s wealth is concentrated within a 190-mile radius from the City of Rouen.

Economic size of the Rouen area

44.628 jobs

3050 industrial sites.

Chemical activity

Chemicals (mineral and organic chemistry, biofuels, additives, lubricants, fertilizers, fibers, paints, inks, perfumes,.. ):

2800 jobs

60 chemical sites



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Free n.a.

Infrastructure and Connectivity

Highway yes Airport(s) (2h from Paris)
Railway yes
Waterway yes Inland waterways (connected to the Seine). Container terminal (shortsea in Rouen and deepsea in Le Havre (1h)). Inland Sea harbour with draft until 10,7m (11,7 in 2019).
Sea harbor no


  • TOTAL Lubricants: Lubricant plant 250kt/years close to the European logistic platform of the group (5kms)
  • Borealis: production capacity of 3,3 millions of tons/yr of fertilizers
  • Lubrizol: 2nd biggest plant of the group in EMEA with a production of 200kt/year of additives
  • Saipol (Avril group): European scaled-size biofuel plant : 360kt/year / biggest French plant of the group

New - Start of new fertilizer plant in the Borealis Area in 2018: Tessenderlo

Via Sea (liquide bulk and containers)

  • Natural Gas
  • Methanol
  • Fuels
  • Base oils
  • Additives
  • Biofuels
  • Lubricants
  • Ammonia
  • Fertilizers
  • Other chemicals

Via Road/Rail 

  • Soda
  • Fuels
  • LPG
  • Lubricants
  • Commodities
  • Other chemicals


  • Fuels,


  • Base oils, fuels, biofuels, chemicals, taylor made solutions


  • Power
  • Steam
  • Natural Gas
  • Industrial Gases
  • Water (different grades)

Other logistics services

  • Pipeline connexions with Le Havre and Paris area


  • Effluent management

The handling of hazardous products is operated on specialized platforms: Maprochim in Rouen


Dry bulk

New Project of storage 2018 for dangerous packaged products and containers

Liquid bulk

Tanks (700 000 m3 fuels + chemicals): heated tankers, stainless steal, taylor-made solutions, quadri modal connexions: barge, road, rail and pipe In 2018, start of more than 600.000 m3 of new capacities for the liquid bulks (fuels, chemicals) with two jetties

Investments on this park

Pipeline grid availability

Companies on this park