The Paris Region sits at the geographic heart of Europe. An outstanding transport and telecommunications infrastructure connects the French capital to all of the world’s major economic regions. Paris Region benefits from a catchment area with an estimated 25 million inhabitants within a 200-kilometre radius.

Exceptional transport infrastructure

  • 3 international airports:
    • Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG): #1 in Europe and #14 in the world for cargo with a little more than 2 million tonnes transported.
      Nearly 90% of national airfreight passes through Paris CDG airport
      The Paris cluster is able to offer an annual cargo handling capacity of up to 3.6 million tonnes of goods spread over a dedicated cargo area of 300 hectares.
    • Paris-Orly,
      At the southern Paris region’s airport, cargo is perceived more as a niche activity, owing to the airport’s proximity to Rungis International Market, Orly being particularly well positioned for imports of fruit and vegetables and other fresh produce.
    • Paris-Le Bourget
  • Extensive rail network: 10 main stations, including 7 TGV stations for high-speed rail links to London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt and other major cities;
    Railway freight relies on 111 freight stations and 640 facilities connected to them
  • French #1 and Europe’s #2 river port: 310 miles (500km) of navigable waterways; 60 ports; 10 multimodal platforms; 1,000 ha of port areas, 6 container terminals in operation

Source : Paris Region Key Figures 2019

  • Europe’s #1 highway and road network
  • Strategic hub for global logistics leaders: Air France Cargo, FedEx, La Poste, DHL, DB Schenker, Kuehne+Nagel, UPS, WFS, etc.

Significant capacity in logistics real estate in France

  • 19 million m2 of surface area in warehouses facilities over 5,000m2
  • Very competitive logistics costs: €56 / year for warehouses over 5,000 m2 (2018)

Source : Paris Region Key Figures 2019

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