MENTION THE WORD PARIS TO ALMOST ANYONE AND NUMEROUS IMAGES COME TO MIND. WE VISUALISE THE EIFFEL TOWER, ROMANTICISE ITS LATIN QUARTER, AND ADMIRE ITS STATUS AS A GLOBAL CULTURAL CENTRE. WHAT MOST DON’T REALISE IS THAT PARIS IS ALSO A MAJOR LOGISTICS HUB.
Nearly 60% of the labour force in Paris is employed in the commerce, transport and services sector. Then there’s the land itself. Paris’s central role in a key French corridor linking Lille to Lyon and Marseille makes it a valuable location for industrial and logistics real estate.
In Paris, money comes in to play in more than land values. The city’s 12 million residents have an estimated GDP per capita of $70,760, and in 2014 Paris was ranked in the world’s ten richest cities.
Through utilising our gateway strategy of buying high quality logistics space in key urban areas, Goodman’s Parisian properties have proven highly attractive to our customers.
At Charles de Gaulle airport, DHL Global Forwarding is capitalising on our 16,440 sqm development in Roissy for its air cargo services. Just 20 km from Paris and 1km away from a critical north-south truck route on the A1 highway, the Goodman facility allows DHL high utility space in Europe’s second largest cargo airport.
While the location is superb, we’ve ensured the facilities are too. Doubling the number of dock doors compared to market average helps DHL increase the amount of cargo it can process. We’ve also provided a standalone office block for administration, so the company can keep its warehouse dedicated purely to logistics.
While our airport-based facilities near Roissy have Greater Paris and beyond covered, we’ve not forgotten the city’s centre. At the Port of Gennevilliers we’ve invested in a prime urban location, just 10 km from the centre of Paris.
The Port of Gennevilliers is France’s largest river port. Here, in a city where proximity makes a tangible difference to last-mile delivery times, Goodman holds a prime 20,465 sqm logistics property.
It’s an attractive proposition for Goodman’s global customer DB Schenker. The logistics specialist uses Goodman’s Port of Gennevilliers property as a key regional hub, with its strategic location and cross-docking features making it efficient for receiving and delivering goods by road, rail and water. The facility is so central that consumers can even come to collect items themselves. It’s just 1km from the Paris metro station of Asnières-Gennevilliers-Les Courtilles, meaning customers can make the trip from Gare Saint Lazare train station in only fifteen minutes.