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07-16-2007 09:15 PM CET | Logistics & Transport

Press release from: Davies Turner

Independent freight forwarder, Davies Turner - - has started to build a multi-million pound expansion to its existing freight and logistics hub in Bristol.

The overall warehouse area at Avonmouth will be tripled in size to give an overall footprint of 10,500 sq. metres.

The construction work comes just over a decade after Davies Turner opened its Phase 1 transit hub for the West Country at a cost then of £2 million, and six years after the company built a 2,000 sq. metres mezzanine in the existing warehouse to cater for the increased number of clients needing order-sorting capacity, as well as customs-controlled storage.

The current development will encompass a 7,000 sq. metre logistics warehouse and ancillary offices. With a clear eaves height of 16 metres, the new building will be just over twice the height of the adjacent rapid transit warehouse.

The new warehouse will make full use of the additional height with narrow aisle, high bay racking capable of storing more than 10,000 pallets. In addition, there will be four mezzanine floors, each with a capacity of 2,000 sq. metres.

Increasingly, Davies Turner is finding that customers require large open-plan areas for order-sorting and checking - the Phase 2 warehouse will therefore have 14,000 sq. metres of operational floor-space for this activity, directly linked to the racked pallet storage and connected by internal conveyors, providing a very cost effective flow of product from receipt of goods through storage, picking and despatch.

On completion in March next year, Davies Turner’s Bristol Western Freight Terminal will comprise two warehouses within the same secure perimeter fence meeting customers’ full supply chain requirements for both consolidation and transit goods, as well as full customs- controlled logistics services.

Bristol is one of Davies Turner’s key multi-modal hubs, serving South Wales and the West Country with satellite branches in Bridgend and Plymouth. The other Regional Distribution Centres are at Birmingham, Dartford, Heathrow, Manchester, and Cumbernauld in Scotland - with a further 16 satellite branches supporting them. Of these RDCs, all but Heathrow and the new Dublin purpose-build are freehold developments, and reflect the group’s ongoing investment programme. On completion the expanded Bristol branch with ample trailer-parking and 35 tailgate plus 2 side- loading doors will occupy 25,000 sq. metres or 6 acres, employing more than 100 staff.

“This is the start of much needed expansion for Davies Turner in the South West as our existing transit depot is already working to full capacity. We are fortunate that the extra land became available next to our present building at exactly the right time. We plan to install compatible CCTV and security systems so that these can be integrated with those installed throughout the rest of the Group facilities,” said Philip Stephenson, joint managing director of Davies Turner. “Supporting this physical investment in infrastructure and trailers is our equally important commitment to ICT/software development, simplified customs procedures and order-tracking, all of which enable us to meet the shipping and supply chain management needs of our customers.”

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Notes to editors: Established in the 1870s, Davies Turner & Co is the UK's largest independent freight forwarding and logistics group. The company operates its services through its own exclusive network, offering a high quality operation backed by integrated IT systems, financial stability and professional personnel.

CMB, Compagnie Maritime Belge, is a maritime group with its registered offices in Antwerp. The company was founded in 1895. Its shares are quoted on Euronext. The CMB share is included in the Next 150 index and is also part of the NextPrime index. The CMB Group's main activities are all directly or indirectly related to the shipping industry, i.e. transport of dry cargo and related financial activities.

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