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The Legendre Groupe has just announced the installation of a new large-scale logistics facility in the Nantes Chevire port area by early 2019. The Loire estuary, and the Port of Nantes-Saint-Nazaire in particular, are thus again proving a strong vocation for international logistics.

The 24,000-m² building, which will be available on rental for businesses, will be established on a 6-hectare site. It will be divided into 4 storage cells of about 6,000-m² each. These so-called “class A” high-functionality warehouses will offer attractive logistics solutions to import/export businesses with a seaport vocation. The project is owned by the Legendre Group, a construction, real estate and energy player with national and international reach.

“The economic dynamism of the Nantes agglomeration, located in the immediate vicinity of a dense consumer area, as well as the remarkable visibility of the building, close to the motorway and the Chevire bridge, are assets that seduced the Legendre Group, as the owner of this project”, a Port of Nantes-Saint-Nazaire official said.

The logistics potential of the estuary

The overall economic growth context of the Pays de la Loire Region, and the drivers created by the industries established in the Loire estuary and by the Nantes-Saint-Nazaire metropole, with its 800,000 inhabitants, actually create strong logistics activity potentials, at international level in particular. The territory’s players are thus pooled together to offer infrastructures and land opportunities adapted to such needs. As such, the Port of Nantes-Saint-Nazaire, a state-owned port operated for general and energy-supply purposes, holds a prominent position.

The port, which rank 4th in France and 1st on France Atlantic side, in relation with more than 400 ports in the world, had traffic volumes of around 30 million tons in 2017 (i.e. a 17% increase), and generates more than 25,000 jobs. From the mouth of the Loire river to the city of Nantes, by way of Montoir and Donges, the port offers significant logistics opportunities, based on several modes of transportation, including sea, road, river, rail, land and air. It thus covers all transportation modes (containers, Ro-Ro, bulk, industrial packages) and needs (food, mechanics, renewable marine energies…).


About the Port of Nantes-Saint-Nazaire’s logistics offer: http://www.nantes.port.fr/travailler-avec-le-port/solutions-logistiques-et-industrielles/

About the Legendre Group: https://www.groupe-legendre.com/

The Loire estuary asserts its vocation for international logistics