“Worry,” but “vigilance” and ” anticipation “. Talk about the Brexit and its contours uncertain with the economic actors of le Havre (Seine-Maritime), mainly port, and the same words come back. The blur reign, the stress is palpable, the pessimism, too. And it is on the basis of the “worst case scenario” – Brexit hard, without agreement – that the second French port builds its strategy, in common with all of the ports in normandy (Rouen, Cherbourg, Caen-Ouistreham and Dieppe).

The challenge is daunting : to maintain the fluidity of the current traffic channel, despite the re-establishment of a boundary and a passage customs, if, at the march 30, 2019, the Uk is completely out of the european Union (EU). However, the controls and formalities take time.

” today, a truck exits the ferry and got on the road fifteen minutes later, without any blocking. Tomorrow, it could take two to three hours, ” observes Patrick Maletras, president of the company Tramar, a forwarding agent located in le Havre. “A congestion of the port can quickly occur,” adds Jean-Marc Roué, president of Brittany Ferries.

according to a study by the national Federation of road transport (FNTR), a two-minute control in addition to result in a traffic jam of 27 km at Calais (Pas-de-Calais). “To my knowledge, there is no forecast as fine in le Havre,” says Alain Verna, president of Logistics Seine-Normandy. But, [knowing that] ports normans concentrated 10 % of the flow of traffic channel [4.7 million trucks in 2017], we can build on 2.7 km of traffic jam, or 10% of the queue calaisienne. “

Hervé Morin has estimated “30 million” the total cost of the investments required in Normandy due to the Brexit

This situation would create new parking areas…