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. Just-in-time supply chains, particularly for automotive spare parts – including trucks and vans – would seek to mitigate import delays and trade tariffs of between 2.5% and 4.5% on individual items by keeping more stock in the UK. Parts ranging from truck tyres to brake pads would all be affected under WTO rules and suppliers […]
Online grocery retailer Ocado has said its second customer fulfilment centre in Dordon, Warwickshire, will commence operations in February next year. Equipment installation at the warehouse is almost complete and testing has been underway since May, the firm confirmed. The project “remains in line with budget”, it said. The retailer, which also announced it had secured an 18-month extension on £100m of loans from its lenders to July 2015, said it had achieved an 11% rise in gross sales year-on-year […]
The FTA has called for a freight commissioner for London to ensure mayor Sadiq Khan’s draft transport strategy is implemented.
Norbert Dentressangle has confirmed plans for a new 295,000ft² central UK hub at Crick, in Northamptonshire, which will lead to the closure of two depots at Northampton and Rowley Regis.