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Rhenus to move HQ to Port Salford

[ February 17, 2017   //   ]

Forwarder Rhenus Logistics has confirmed started building its new headquarters and warehouse at Port Salford, on the Manchester Ship Canal, expected to be fully operational by late 2017.

Rhenus says it has enjoyed strong and sustainable growth, with the past year seeing a 10% increase in volumes and is relocating its headquarters from Trafford Park to the new 60,700sq ft site which will include 50,000sq ft of logistics and warehousing space, 10,000 sq ft of offices, along with parking for 16 trailers.

David Williams, managing director at Rhenus UK, said: “The site is strategically located at the UK’s first tri-modal inland port facility which gives our customers access to some of the fastest and most efficient routes into and out of the UK.

“We’ve seen plans for the sight come together quickly and construction work is moving along in line with the projected schedule. We think this investment in our facilities will not only allow Rhenus to extend its logistics solutions in the UK but help companies looking to export goods access a world-leading service from Rhenus and the surrounding development.”

Matthew Fitton, development director at Peel Logistics Property, said that Rhenus Logistics was the second occupier to commit to Port Salford, adding: “The facility is quickly gathering momentum and establishing itself as a key national logistics hub which will ultimately be served by road, rail and water. This makes the site a unique proposition in the logistics market and gives companies across the supply chain the opportunity to move goods through alternative transportation solutions.”

The Rhenus Group has meanwhile taken over Network 4 Home Delivery, also based in Manchester. The two-man delivery specialist also has sites in Milton Keynes and London.

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Left to right Phil Kerridge, Peel Logistics Property; David Williams, MD Rhenus UK; Matthew Fitton, Peel Logistics Property

 

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