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Terminaux de normandie - Our History

1945

Foundation of the first company of the Group, "Maison Paul Perrigault ", created in 1945 by Mr Paul Perrigault. The beginning of our family adventure began with a first truck. It was an event, the first symbol and birth certificate of the trucking company.

1958

Diversification of the company with the launch of a freight transit company, of which the canned-cotton-rice-beans made up a large part of the freights transported.

1964

M. P. Perrigault built 5,000m2 of stocks at Quai de Saône due to the amplification of storage needs.

1965

The act of consecration came at the signing of the contract with the Citrus Board of South Africa for the transit of 40,000 tons of citrus fruits.

1966

Our company took possession of the stores and the offices of the company CHARLES which engendered an increase of the storage capacity of the group of 7 000m2. Hangar 78 - Storage of citrus fruits from South Africa.

1966

Establishment of the family company at 32 rue de Colmar 76600 Le Havre. The "historic" headquarters of the TN Group remains at this address.

1968

Our Company was trading citrus fruits and early fruits from Morocco, the United-States and other countries.

1970

With 400,000 tons of transit handled annually, it was the main activity of the company, becoming 4th in importance in the port of Le Havre and employing an average of 380 workers and employees daily.

1970

Death of Paul Perrigault founder of the family group created in 1945. Charismatic personage, he has marked the Port and the city of Le Havre of his imprints. He was also president of the HAC (Havre Athletic Club) football from 1949 to 1956. He developed the family business until 1970 when he passed away.

1972

General view of the quay and its infrastructures specialized in receiving fruits.

1979

Management of heavy cargos using the Bigue (lifting capacity 650 tons).

1980

Beginning of the operation of a public container terminal by M. P. Perrigault at Bougainville quay on Port du Havre (3 operators on the same quay: MPP, SHMP, SOMABA).

1989

Investment in the first private container terminal in France: the Normandie Terminal on the Port du Havre called "fast port in tidal basin" for ships of 8 000 TEU. The quays at this terminal, Quay of Asia and Quay of Osaka, had a docking capacity of 1075 meters dredged with a draft of 14 meters. The area of this Terminal was 40 Hectares.

1993

Association with SAGA Group (Bolloré), owner of SOMABA, for the joint exploitation of the Terminal de Normandie and the Terminal de l'Océan. This resulted in a takeover by TN Group of SOMABA and a sale to SAGA Group of the Transit branch of MPP.

1993

Establishment of monthly salary payments for the dockworkers in the company Dockers de Normandie (DN). Historically the longshoremen had to report to the Central Manpower Office (BCMO) for the hiring of the day on the various port terminals of Le Havre.

1995

TN Group has shown his interest as a future investor-operator during public debates in view of the creation of Port 2000.

2000

Signature of the partnership agreement between the Mediterranean Shipping Company and Terminaux de Normandie, headed respectively by Mr Gianluigi Aponte and Mr Jean Bekaert. This partnership gives birth to the company TNMSC and make possible to establish the Hub of MSC in Le Havre, firstly at the Terminal of Bougainville.

2001

Creation of SMR, a subsidiary of the TN group specializing in the handling of vehicle carriers, PCTC carriers and ferries. SMR concentrates more than 50% of the RO-RO activities in Le Havre.

2002

The Perrigault Group is partnering at 50/50 with the MAERSK Group and at 50/50 with the MSC Group for the investment and operation of two private container terminals on Port 2000 and thus responds to calls for tenders.

2002

Work begins as part of the creation of Port 2000. This ambitious project, developed in several phases, aims to create a vast port domain dedicated to containers. One of the objectives of this project is to allow the reception of the largest container ships in the world.

2003

Construction of the Port 2000 quay wall with for final objective to create 12 berths reaching 4.2 km of quays.

2005

Completion of Phase 1 of Port 2000 project.

2007

Arrivals from 4 ZPMC gantry cranes from Asia on behalf of the future TPO's terminal on Port 2000.

2007

Launch of the Port Océane terminal (TPO) on Port 2000 with 700 meters of platform and ZPMC gantry cranes last generation with 42.5 meters high (under spreader).

2009

Visit of the Digue of Port 2000 of a length of 3.5km which is part of the colossal dockyard of Port 2000, in the presence of Mr Maurizio Aponte and Mr Jean Bekaert.

2011

Works are under way to build the TNMSC's terminal. This terminal is scheduled to open in 2012.

2012

Movement of the ZPMC double trolley gantries to the new TNMSC's terminal at Port 2000.

2012

Opening of the terminal TNMSC on Port 2000. This terminal has up-to-date equipment with double trolley cranes and an installed capacity of 1.500.000 TEU.

2013

Completions of the works on TNMSC's terminal. This terminal has a lenght of quay of 1 400 meters and can accommodate the newest generation of container ships, Ultra Large Container Ship (ULCS).

2014

Entry of the Maersk Magleby in Port 2000. First stop of a ULCS in Le Havre. This giant of the seas, 399 meters long and 59 meters wide, has been handled within our terminal TPO.

2015

Aerial view of the harbor of Le Havre, in the foreground the Digue of Port 2000 and in the background our two container terminals, TNMSC and TPO.

2016

Ceremony along the TNMSC quay in honor of the MSC SVEVA baptism. This mastodon is actually one of the largest container ships in the world. Length of 399.4 meters and wide of 59 meters, for a maximum draft of 16 meters it offers a capacity of 19 224 TEU.