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Geodis extends green Paris network

[ November 30, 2017   //   ]

French forwarder Geodis has opened a new site  Paris-Bercy in the’ 12th arrondissement of the French capital. The new 15,000 m2 depot symbolizes the Group’s determination to strengthen and develop its position in the Paris region and also underscores its commitment to cleaner urban distribution notably by developing logistics bases in different parts of the capital and using a fleet of electric vehicles.

Geodis’ Paris operation relies on “blue-bases” of 1,000sq m each, which serve as distribution relay points from which clean vehicles adapted to last-mile logistics carry out local deliveries. Boulevard Ney in the 18th arrondissement is already up and running and three more – Forum des Halles in the 1st, Invalides in the 7th and Porte de Versailles in the 15th – will complete the network over the coming months.

The new 15,000 m2 Parisian site also features two new sorting lines, an overhead line capable of sorting 2,500 parcels an hour and a ground line used for pallets, operating at a rate of 200 pallets an hour. With this new technical equipment, the depot is capable of initiating 3,000 deliveries a day, or 8,400 parcels.