LOCATION

London

LON

4th

IMPORT VALUE RANK 2016

£6.7B

IMPORT VALUE 2016

12th

EXPORT VALUE RANK 2016

£2B

EXPORT VALUE 2016

INDICATIVE PRICE

~ £3.00-5.00 per pallet

London obviously has an enormous amount of warehouses but supply is shrinking as land is at a premium - old industrial space is required for residential development which fetches a much higher price. Stowga get a lot of requests for small warehouses all over London - the right site can be hard to find but we have a network of industrial funds who we partner with to get exclusive access to many sites that do not normally get advertised online.

Rental prices are high. Our suply chain experts normally advise clients to consider the options of using third party logistic companies (3PL) to outsource warehousing, fulfilment and logistics - it's often cheaper and easier than renting a warehouse in London.

Speaking of outsourcing, as Stowga is a London-based tech business we are well connected to the London startup scene and are friendly with lots of emerging ecommerce, hardware and subscription businesses all of which generally require fulfilment services. We have relationships with some of the best, most modern and efficient efulfilment providers who can manage pick and pack and distribution from London should it be required. Many can also do bulk storage and pallet storage if needed.

Each year the Port of London handles over 40 million tonnes of cargo, from fuel to food, cars to containers, at more than 70 dedicated terminal and wharf operations all along the River Thames (Map)

TOP 10 IMPORTED COMMODITIES BY VALUE 2016

Rank Description Total
1 Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals (other than crude); preparations, n.e.s., containing by weight 70% or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils more info £970M
2 Works of art, collectors' pieces and antiques more info £820M
3 Fruit and nuts (not including oil nuts), fresh or dried more info £680M
4 Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than motor vehicles for the transport of ten or more persons, including the driver), including station-wagons and racing cars more info £410M
5 Alcoholic beverages more info £360M
6 Veneers, plywood, particle board, and other wood, worked, n.e.s. more info £190M
7 Sugars, molasses and honey more info £160M
8 Coffee and coffee substitutes more info £110M
9 Articles of apparel, of textile fabrics, whether or not knitted or crocheted, n.e.s. more info £110M
10 Furniture and parts thereof; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings more info £95M

TOP 10 EXPORTED COMMODITIES BY VALUE 2016

Rank Description Total
1 Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than motor vehicles for the transport of ten or more persons, including the driver), including station-wagons and racing cars more info £450M
2 Printed matter more info £110M
3 Rotating electric plant and parts thereof, n.e.s. more info £61M
4 Perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (excluding soaps) more info £52M
5 Taps, cocks, valves and similar appliances for pipes, boiler shells, tanks, vats or the like, including pressure-reducing valves and thermostatically controlled valves more info £44M
6 Mechanical handling equipment and parts thereof, n.e.s. more info £38M
7 Miscellaneous chemical products, n.e.s. more info £38M
8 Civil engineering and contractors' plant and equipment; parts thereof more info £35M
9 Wheat (including spelt) and meslin, unmilled more info £33M
10 Pumps (other than pumps for liquids), air or other gas compressors and fans; ventilating or recycling hoods incorporating a fan, whether or not fitted with filters; centrifuges; filtering or purifying apparatus; parts thereof more info £32M
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