Ever tried purchasing something online from a Chinese merchant and realized that it takes weeks to deliver your product - which sometimes doesn't even arrive after all that waiting and may lead to an argument with the merchant?
A four-million-square-foot logistics development in the Northwest of England has taken a further step forward. Leading UK regeneration specialist Harworth Estate has confirmed the outline planning approval already granted by the local authority (Bolton Council) for Logistics North, which will be the largest distribution, logistics and employment site in Greater Manchester.
Deutsche Post will invest $206m to double capacity at the European hub of its express delivery business. The DHL Express division, which posted 14-percent growth in third-quarter profit from operating activities to 263m euros, saw its European shipments grow 8.7 percent in January to September of 2013.
Goodman, the global property group that owns, develops and manages logistics space, will develop a fulfillment center in Wroclaw, Poland, for Amazon. The new development will be the largest free-standing logistics facility in the country.
With the global economic outlook still far from certain, companies across all industry sectors are focused on delivering efficiency gains across their supply chains. This means that today's forklift trucks - for so long the workhorse of any well executed logistics operation - are expected to work harder for longer and with minimal downtime.