Geodis has launched a distribution hub in the 18th district of Paris (Montmartre), France, to enable low-carbon deliveries in all districts of the city.
Covering 7,600m2, the center is dedicated to urban delivery and temperature-controlled local storage. The building was constructed in 1976 and designed as a multi-story warehouse on three levels, served by a ramp that is accessible to trucks.
Approximately 4,000 parcels a day, weighing an average of 11kg, will pass through this site. The hub has been dedicated to the company’s express service. Deliveries are to be made the same or the next day before 1pm, with a reduced carbon footprint over the last mile. By the end of the first quarter of 2023, electric or biogas-powered vehicles will be used to deliver to all companies, businesses and individuals in Paris.
Marie-Christine Lombard, CEO of Geodis, said, “Faced with the sharp rise in e-commerce and the climate emergency, we have chosen to reinvest in the capital, in a building considered to be the largest logistics facility in Paris. This strategic location brings us closer to the end points of delivery and allows us to reaffirm our status as a major player in urban supply.”