Rental levels at large warehouses are set to rise this year after a fall in the supply of sites across the UK last year. Supply of logistics facilities of over 100,000ft² fell to “exceptionally low levels” during 2013, according to CBRE’s latest MarketView report. At the end of the year, it stood at just over 20 million ft² – almost 60% below the 2009 peak, and a 21% fall compared to the end of 2012. Take-up of such space, meanwhile, […]
Great Bear Distribution, based in Chester, has announced a new contract with soft drinks producer Cott Beverages for warehousing services in the Midlands.
The industry needs to re-examine its relationship with its customers if it is to end the rate squeeze, according to Bullet Express MD David McCutcheon. Responding to news last week that despite growth in the pallet sector, rates remained under acute pressure, McCutcheon said: “As a haulier of more than 22 years, rates have never been better for clients.” McCutcheon, who is a Pall-Ex member and has a 50-strong fleet of vehicles, said: “While pallet networks remain invaluable to hauliers, […]
ArrowXL is cosying up to mattress firm OTTY Sleep after signing a deal to provide storage at its Wigan head office, as well as delivering its bed products.