A cosmopolitan and historic port city, Marseille is France’s gateway to the Mediterranean and an important center for logistics. Marseille is France’s second-largest metropolitan area with more than 1.7 million residents.
Marseille derives much of its economic strength from its bustling port. Tourism, trade and exports are among the city’s leading industries. Marseille is one of the most frequented stops for Mediterranean cruise ships. It is also a vital center for distribution and industrial property. The Port of Marseille Fos is France’s largest by cargo volume. In 2015, Port of Marseille Fos handled 1.22 million TEUs and 11.7 million metric tons of cargo.
Marseille is the fourth-largest logistics hub in France, capitalizing on a location that is central to both France and Europe. Marseille is connected to the Rhone river by canal. Rail and highways connect Marseille to the great population centers of Italy, Spain and France. The Marseille Provence Airport is France’s fourth largest.
Prologis operates industrial property and warehouses in the Marseille area.