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Robert.Jervis_43227 Feb 25

Noatum Logistics develops new facility

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E-commerce channels will increase
Retail supply chain specialist, Noatum Logistics (formerly MIQ Logistics in UK) is a Top 50 global freight forwarder who count French Connection, Phase 8 and GANT among their supply chain clients.

Noatum Logistics is part of Noatum Group, the Spanish maritime, logistics and port operation services company.

Noatum Logistics has agreed terms on a new 150,000 sq. ft. facility at London Medway, to develop a dedicated retail and eCommerce facility.

With eCommerce forecast to account for 53% of retail sales by 2028 the investment by Noatum Logistics is driven by the continuing growth of online and customers seeking integrated end-to-end supply chain solutions that seamlessly combine eCommerce channel management.

Contracts have been exchanged and construction commenced last month on the development, located east of Central London, which is due for completion in ten months.

London Medway Commercial Park is strategically located with quick access to the M2, M25 and national motorway network, while the container and RoRo ports of London Gateway, Tilbury, Dover and Felixstowe are all within easy reach.

Noatum Logistics plans to maximise storage and operational capability of its new facility, with additional mezzanine levels and flexible space solutions that will add a further 225,000 sq. ft. of capacity, primarily for automation, eCommerce order picking and fulfilment.

Noatum Logistics has been expanding its national warehousing footprint for twenty years, to service a growing portfolio of fashion brands and retailers.

Steve Hicks, Contract Logistics Director North Europe, for Noatum Logistics said:

“Noatum’s distribution capability integrates with our International Supply Chain (ISC) product to provide customers with a true end-to-end supply chain solution.

“Purchase order, vendor and freight management, segues into contract logistics and eCommerce solutions, with full visibility and granular reporting.

“Continued growth of online sales will drive demand for pick and pack space, which is why we are forecasting that this new development will be filled shortly after completion and will almost entirely be taken over by existing customers.

“When fully operational, the new Noatum Logistics facility will be capable of processing 50,000 + pcs a day, equivalent to 3 million + parcels a year.

“Demand for this integrated supply chain solution, particularly for eCommerce channels, is already significant and will get stronger, which is why we will commit to further investment, as suitable opportunities are identified.”

Andy Martin, Managing Director– North Europe, Noatum Logistics added:

“The value of the acquisition of MIQ Logistics by Noatum Logistics, and their commitment to the UK business, has been underlined by the investment into the Medway development.”

George Glennie, Development Director at Goodman, said:

“This state-of-the-art facility will enable Noatum Logistics to service the rising demands of its customers, providing a strategic location to operate at speed and scale.

“This makes it the perfect fit for London Medway Commercial Park; a well-connected site in close proximity to London, the UK’s ports and the national motorway network.

“At Goodman, our focus is on owning and developing high quality, sustainable facilities. We look forward to seeing Noatum Logistics join our global customers at this strategic location and will continue to work with our partners, including Medway Council, on plans for further facilities at this prime park.”

The 150,000 sq ft site is set to be a highly efficient facility with dock offices, a 50m yard depth, 18 dock loading doors and a storage volume with an 18m clear internal height