Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Warehousing and Storage industry provides its clients with storage facilities for a wide variety of goods. Although a large proportion of this is general merchandise, the industry also offers specialised storage of liquids and gases, agricultural commodities and refrigerated goods. Industry revenue is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.8% over the five years through 2016-17 to reach £14.2 billion. Supply chains have become increasingly complex and the industry has adapted to satisfy new consumer demands. Warehouses have developed into distribution centres, where goods can be finished, packed and held in preparation for final delivery. Many facilities also increasingly handle customer returns and waste management through reverse logistics... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The spread of industry establishments in the Warehousing and Storage industry is influenced by the distribution of economic activity, the location of trade terminals and logistics routes and the location of end markets for the products being stored.
The South East and the East of England
These regions are located near ports and well connected to road and rail transport networks. Operators are increasingly locating their warehouses away from major cities in response to community concerns about congestion and large lorries. This allows goods to be transported from major container ports, such as Felixstowe and Dover, on large highways to warehouses in heavy good vehicles without crossing congested cities. The.. purchase to read more