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Located in the heart of Europe and benefiting from highly developed transport infrastructures, Eastern France is strategically ideal for developing logistics activities.   

Key figures 

  • 4 European corridors   
  • 24 to 72 hours to link the major European seaports by regular river or rail shuttles   
  • more than 5,500 transport and logistics companies   

Eastern France, a unique location in Europe   

As the only French Region with four borders – with Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland – the Region is surrounded by the most important European markets.    

With access to four different modes of transport, Eastern France benefits from a unique combination of advantages. Its location and geological characteristics allow it to offer road, rail, river and air transport:   

  • Ports on the Rhine (Mulhouse, Colmar, Strasbourg), Moselle (Nancy, Metz), Meuse (Givet), Seine (Nogent)   
  • Freight airports of Vatry and Mulhouse   
  • East-west motorways A33, A4 and A5, north-south axes A35/36, A31, A26   
  • TGV East line, Bettembourg-Perpignan piggyback line   

Our Region also offers present and future companies the possibility of integrating a sophisticated network of players supported by nearly 300,000 m2 of new or rehabilitated warehouses.   

Education and training: an offer adapted to the sector   

Eastern France provides nearly 800 training courses in the logistics sector ranging from CAP to master’s degree or beyond. Thanks to them, more than 4,500 people gain access to transport and logistics jobs every year.    

The AFT, the Association for the Development of Training in Transport and Logistics, helps companies, students and jobseekers to discover the professions in the field and find the training courses adapted to their needs. (choisis-ton-avenir.com)   

 Transport and logistics companies have chosen the Grand Est   

By choosing Eastern France, you are opting for a Region that can meet your company’s needs and provide you with the support, ecosystem and resources needed to facilitate your establishment and optimise your logistics challenges. These recognised players in the sector have set up shop here: