‚ÄčInternational freight forwarder, WE Deane has freed up 5,000 pallet spaces at its head office (Barking) depot in the UK in order to further accommodate the incoming surplus that is expected to arrive as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

With the UK currently in the midst of a nationwide capacity crunch, WE Deane has taken the view to free up space in order to help businesses meet with the spike in demand because of the stockpiling that has resulted from quarantines and social distancing.

As demand continues to overtake supply at an unprecedented rate, a recurring trend of businesses struggling to source warehouse capacity is beginning to have a serious effect on industries up and down the country.

The severity of the current situation has been highlighted by the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA), which has suggested that over the coming weeks the increased demand for additional warehousing services will be vital to migrating the effects of the Coronavirus outbreak on supply chains and to keep goods moving.

As labour shortages dog the nation because of workers becoming ill, the UKWA predicts that warehousing and distribution services could be crippled under the pressure without a viable solution.

To assist companies struggling to fulfil orders at the challenging time, WE Deane is now offering full warehousing, pick and pack, distribution and fulfilment services.