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Firms will seek north and south logistics solution

[ November 16, 2012   //   ]

Shifts in global sourcing and the many new channels to market will force companies to seek out multiple locations for their stocks, DP World supply chain expert Peter Ward tpld a conference in Birmingham. Speaking at commercial property adviser Jones Lang LaSalle’s agents briefing on 9 November, he said that having a major distribution centre in the south could complement one in the Midlands, for example.

DP World’s, with its massive investment into London Gateway could be just the firm to oblige, he added.

Meanwhile, Lisa Fitch, associate director for supply chain consulting at BNP Paribas, said that the new port could enjoy support from the local region.

She said: “From a Midlands occupier perspective, the opening of DP World London Gateway next year is perfectly timed for users that are grappling with the recession and are having to accommodate multiple channels to market.

Jones Lang LaSalle national director, Cameron Mitchell, said there was a shortage of good quality distribution capacity looming because there had been little speculative building over the last two years.