GEODIS named official freight carrier of Rugby World Cup France 2023

Marie-Christine Lombard, GEODIS CEO and Claude Atcher, France 2023 CEO. Source: L. Hazgui / Capa Pictures for GEODIS

The France 2023 Rugby World Cup Organising Committee has announced that GEODIS, a global leading transport and logistics provider, has been appointed as the Official Fret Carrier of the tournament. 

GEODIS has therefore committed to provide bespoke logistics services with the target of having the lowest possible impact on the environment.

GEODIS is a global leading transport and logistics provider recognized for its commitment to help clients overcome their logistical constraints. GEODIS’ growth-focused offerings (Supply Chain Optimisation, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport), coupled with the company’s truly global reach thanks to a global network spanning nearly 170 countries, is reflected in its top business rankings: no. 1 in France and no. 7 worldwide.

GEODIS employs more than 44,000 people globally and has generated €10.9 billion in revenue in 2021.

Rugby World Cup (RWC) 2023 will take place in France from 8 September-28 October with matches played in nine venues across 10 host cities. The tournament will be the 10th men’s Rugby World Cup and the second to be hosted by France after a memorable event in 2007.

RWC 2023 will take place in a year when the sport celebrates 200 years since Rugby School pupil William Webb Ellis was credited with inventing the game of rugby football by showing “a fine disregard for the rules” in catching the ball and running with it in 1823.

RWC 2023 will set new standards in social responsibility, inclusion and sustainability for a major rugby event, targeting four key pillars for the tournament’s legacy: acting for sustainability and circular economy, supporting education, training and employment, respecting and protecting the environment and promoting inclusivity by being a champion for gender equality.

The showpiece event in men’s 15s, Rugby World Cup 2023 will feature 20 teams – 12 of whom qualified directly by finishing in the top three in their pool at Japan 2019 and eight from a global qualification process – with 48 matches played across 51 days.

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