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Birmingham forwarder steps up storage ahead of Brexit

[ October 27, 2020   //   ]

Birmingham-based International Forwarding Ltd (IFL), has taken over a third large, secure, storage facility to meet increased demand due to coronavirus restrictions and an anticipated surge in volume ahead of Brexit. The new unit will provide space for up to 6,000 pallets and is close to the city centre, the M42 and M6, and Birmingham International Airport.
The 3,700sq m (40,000 sq ft) site in the Garretts Green area of the city is already starting to fill up with short and long-term goods storage bound for the UK and Europe. A year ago IFL, a Palletways member, almost doubled its storage space with a second 2,000 sq m facility at its Coleshill headquarters.
Managing director Rob Pike said: “Like many other forwarders, our warehouse operations have been running at near maximum capacity throughout lockdown. The trend for over-purchasing of goods from Europe is one that is likely to continue in the lead up to Brexit, and for the next year at least, as companies try to cushion the impacts of disrupted supply chains. We are also now able to offer additional temporary space to other freight and logistics operators who are also at capacity.”

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