Moody Logistics-Cross Deck Investment

Electrical contractor Paul Beattie and Caroline Moody, MD of Moody Logistics (right), review the Cross-Desk facility plans.

Moody Logistics is spending half a million pounds to boost productivity at its base in Cramlington, Northumberland.

The company is constructing a 12,000ft² addition to its facility at the Bolam Business Park to increase capacity for its cross-deck operations.

Currently, Moody undertakes cross-deck loading and unloading of freight in its warehouse, which only allows capacity for one vehicle at a time.

The new three-lane, drive-through building, which is due to be completed in the spring, will have the provision to manage a minimum of three vehicles at any a time.

Transferring its cross-deck operations to the extension, will also allow it to expand the size of its 30,000ft² warehousing and storage facility, including the addition of new offices for its transport department.

Moody Logistics said the construction of the cross-deck facility will free up a further 14,000ft² of warehouse space.

Caroline Moody, MD of Moody Logistics, said: “Our continued growth has facilitated the need to further scale-up our operations and this new facility will provide the capacity and increased productivity we need to meet the demand for our services.

“The Cross-deck facility is an important development for the company as it increases our capabilities and agility meeting increasing customer requirements, it also creates the opportunity to expand our warehousing and storage resource."

Employing around 50 people, Moody Logistics provides pallet delivery, contract logistics, general haulage and container delivery across the UK and has an annual turnover of £3m.

It is also a founder Pall-Ex member.