The amount of warehousing space being built must rise fivefold if the UK is to keep pace with the e-commerce market, according to research by law firm Addleshaw Goddard. As online retailers compete on speed of delivery to win custom, the demand for industrial property is outstripping supply, with a premium being paid by the largest retailers for well-located sites with advanced fit-outs. The research included 12 policy recommendations that it said are required to meet demand for swift deliveries. […]
East Trans has won a contract with a medical supplies company after investing £1.6m in a new 40,000ft² high-bay warehousing facility.
Two-man delivery operator Arrow XL has launched its complete logistics service, covering all aspects of goods movement from unloading products from containers and delivering them to households.
The availability of UK warehousing stock could come under increased pressure should the UK default to WTO rules in the wake of failed Brexit negotiations.