Brexit has amplified the shortage of warehousing space in the UK, delegates were told at the Freight in the City Expo. Kevin Mofid, director of research at Savills, described property as “the forgotten part of the supply chain”. “Brexit is amplifying these trends,” said Mofid. “At a national level the vacancy rate for warehousing is 6%, in London that falls to 3%. Amazon took 27% of all available warehousing space in 2016. “You’ve got all this structural change in the retail […]
Miniclipper Logistics is celebrating half a century of trading with a £5.5m investment in a new four acre site, as well as truck and trailer acquisitions.
“You’re crippling us!” – logistics firm to cut jobs and relocate over extension to Low Emissions Zone
The MD of a major logistics specialist based near Heathrow has hit out at London mayor Sadiq Khan’s decision to widen the Low Emissions Zone (LEZ), insisting it is crippling his business.
The FTA is calling for the government to switch the logistics industry’s Apprenticeship Levy payments to a Skills Levy so firms can retrain staff in new roles rather than make them redundant.