The availability of modern warehouses is set to reach a six-year high according to property agent and advisor Cushman & Wakefield – but there are huge regional variations within the UK. Currently there is 5.6 million ft2 of speculative space under construction which will boost the availability of Grade A buildings – consisting of new and modern second-hand space – to 20.6 million ft2 at some point this year, the highest figure since Q4 2011. However, much of the development […]
Last-minute talks are being conducted today between Indesit UK and union Unite over the pay and conditions of over 200 drivers and warehouse staff at the white goods manufacturer – just over 36 hours before the first of three separate strikes is due to start.
Fast-growing Keighley, West Yorkshire haulier McDowell Haulage and Distribution says work will begin shortly on a new 25,000ft2 warehouse in order to keep up with demand. The company, which has contracts to transport school furniture and cosmetics and is also a member of The Pallet Network, opened a new depot in Bellshill in December and earlier this month deliveries began to arrive into another new warehouse in Avonmouth. Now that the firm has been given the green light to construct […]
COVID-19 outbreak triggers exodus of migrant drivers and major disruption to warehouse shift patterns
An exodus of East European drivers and major disruption to warehouse shift patterns are putting increasing pressure on the transport and logistics sector, a new report has warned.