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Amazon Snaps Up Warehousing Space in Staffs

The recent takeover of a huge warehouse space in Rugeley by online retail juggernaut Amazon has been welcomed by the local community, who expect it to lead to the creation of 700 new jobs.

The 700,000 square foot warehouse, near the Staffordshire town’s power station, has been unoccupied for some time, but it is believed that the recent acquisition by Amazon of the building will lead to a new lease of life for the warehousing space.

The Flair building is set on a 40-acre site and the local paper revealed that is “the largest remaining speculatively built industrial shed in … Read More

Doncaster Warehouse Chosen for Logistics Link North Exhibition

The 2011 Logistics Link North exhibition will take place this year in a massive new warehouse in Doncaster.

The exhibition, which runs between 27 and 28 September, will showcase a number of products and services associated with business logistics and transport, including warehouse services, materials handling machinery, packaging systems and storage. The event is backed by the United Kingdom Warehouse Association, the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport and the Road Haulage Association.

The warehouse complex that will be home to the exhibition boasts an internal space of some 240,000 sq ft, with high roof clearance and a great deal … Read More

Xbite Acquires Additional Warehouse Space

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The video games industry has always been one of the UK’s more discreet economic success stories, and it is continuing to flourish, as the recent warehouse acquisition of independent games retailer Xbite showed this week.

In order to compete with the brand leaders in online video games retail, Xbite announced that it has increased its warehousing space and its staff numbers, plus what it called a “solid management team to take us through our next growth phase.”

Xbite sells games on eBay as well as via its own dedicated sites, and is expecting to require more … Read More

Heavy Metal – Recommendations for Delivery Loads from LME Warehouses

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This week the London Metal Exchange (LME) said that it is taking on board recommendations made following a study of its warehousing system.

The LME warehouses have been suffering from a problem where long queues form in its delivery operations, and the study looked at ways to alleviate these bottlenecks.

In a press release the Exchange said that it “has accepted the recommendations put before it in respect to loading out rates above 300,000 tonnes per company per location per day.”

Research carried out by the Europe Economics consultancy urged the LME to raise the minimum delivery … Read More

Paint Warehouse Blaze in the Philippines

The dangers of flammable paints in a warehousing environment were underscored this week when a fire caused serious damage at a paint storage facility in the Filipino capital of Manila.

The fire broke out on Monday afternoon at a warehouse belonging to Topboss Plastics Inc, taking fire-fighters more than an hour to bring under control and extinguish.

Chief Inspector Roy Quistro of Manila’s Pasig Fire Station told local reporters that damage caused by the blaze was estimated at more than £1 million.

Mr Quistro said that one difficulty when it came to tackling the fire was access to the warehouse, … Read More

Bangalore Firm Gives Warehouses Massive Cash Injection

A recent injection of $18.5 million of equity funding will be used by the Bangalore-based company National Collateral Management Services (NCMSL) to improve their Indian warehousing services by building more warehouses in order to service the constantly growing food industry in the country.

Contributions of $5 million from the India Farmers’ Fertilizer Cooperative, $7.5 million from Rabobank and $6 million from the IFC, the funding will see warehousing, processing, marketing and logistics see a boost in the face of a massive predicted growth in the Indian food market by 2015.

Managing Director and CEO of NCMSL, Sanjay Kaul, stated: “We … Read More

Topps Tiles to Complete New Lancashire Warehouse

The fourth quarter of 2011 will see the completion of a brand new £1.6 million warehouse constructed by Topps Tiles, which has stated that the new warehouse facility is “integral to its supply chain.”

The extra warehousing space will be incorporated as an additional facility to its existing buildings and warehouse units in Leicestershire and is expected to be up and working in time for October.

In an official statement, Topp Tiles said that “the warehouse will play a significant role in our logistics strategy over the coming years, as we further integrate our supply chain and allow increased levels … Read More

New York Food Bank Increasese Warehouse Space

The Food Bank Of Central New York, an organisation created with the aim of distributing food supplies, education and other essential necessities to the needy, has recently announced that a new 74,000 square foot warehouse location now has more space and is therefore able to house more cold food storage.

This new warehousing project will see an marked increase in the supply of foods to those in need, with space for cold storage previously being a major issue for the organisation. The Syracuse-based warehouse can now accept big consignments of USDA (United States Department of Agriculture commodities) donations, including frozen … Read More

Five Elms Boosts Holdings With Smart Warehousing Scheme

A Kansas City based firm, Five Elms Capital, recently purchased a stake in a Smart Warehousing scheme that will give the organisation the potential to pursue regional procurements in various ventures across the country.

Smart Warehousing made this announcement last week, but executives chose not to mention the specific amount of money invested. Already controlling an area of over 1.7 million square feet of warehouse area in Hawaii, California, Washington, Pennsylvania, Florida, Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas itself, this new tranche of investment will see them planning on expanding warehouse operations into Idaho, Texas, Utah and Nevada in an effort to … Read More

New Warehouse Complex Opens in Dubai

A specialist construction firm based in the Middle East which is also involved in the distribution of building materials has recently announced the launch of its new state of the art Dhs40m warehouse facility in Dubai’s Jafza South.

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This new 550,000 square foot warehousing unit has been created with the express intention of continuing the company’s push to satisfy the region’s ever increasing business. This new warehouse project is part of a recent expansion initiative by the company to help satisfy the continued demand for high quality building materials.

This expansion has also seen the … Read More

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