Greener warehousing being driven by online shopping and Brexit stockpiling boom

Greener warehousing being driven by online shopping and Brexit stockpiling boom

With pre-Brexit stockpiling and an increase in online shopping leading the current warehousing and logistics boom in the UK, many warehouse owners and managers are seeking ways to reduce energy consumption in a bid to make warehousing greener.

With Britain gearing up to leave the EU later this month, many businesses have begun to ‘stockpile’ consumer goods that might become difficult to get hold of once this date passes and the UK officially leaves the European Union.

Combined with a sharp increase in online shopping, including the emergence of ‘vampire’ shoppers who’s buying habits see them placing online orders in the middle of the night, the energy consumption of warehouses that work throughout the night to meet consumer demand has drawn the attention of managers and environmental experts who are seeking ways to make warehousing more energy efficient.