PlaceEXPO Logistics 2020: Bernard Molloy, Unipart and SuperPort

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Bernard Molloy, global industrial logistics director, Unipart, and chairman of Liverpool SuperPort

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PlaceEXPO Logistics 2020: Bernard Molloy, Unipart and SuperPort

  1. 1. Bernard Molloy Unipart Global Industrial Logistics Director Chairman Liverpool Superport
  2. 2. Why SUPERPORT? • Higher density of warehousing than Golden Triangle - over 9,000 m² • 35 million consumers within 150 miles • Population centric logistics - saves time, cost and carbon 2
  3. 3. LEP Core Activities • Genuine independent members model • Strategic economic development • Relentless pursuit of Key Growth Sectors • Underpinned by the key enablers of Skills, Transport and Housing • Conduit for Government policy • Co-ordinator and influencer of UK Government and European funds • Local, regional and national collaboration 3
  4. 4. Liverpool City Region • GVA per head grew 4.2% pa (1997-2012) • Ranks Liverpool City Region 9th of 39 LEPs in England • Only Northern LEP area in top 10 • Higher productivity improvement per head for hours worked than any of the other LEP areas (2004-2012) 4
  5. 5. Liverpool Region Logistics Sector • Sector worth £2.6 billion & 7% of City Region economic value • Nationally take-up increased by 24% to 94.2m sq ft in 2013 (LSH’s Industrial & Logistics Market Report 2014) • North West - highest take-up in UK of logistics space at 5.6m sq ft in 2013 (100,000 sq ft +) (LSH’s Market Report 2014) • Record levels this year? Speculative development? • Over 2m sq ft of unsatisfied demand (Knight Frank 2013 North West Logistics and Industrial Review) 5
  6. 6. SUPERPORT Global Freight & Logistics Hub 6
  7. 7. Rising demand for warehousing • Acting now to bring forward land and property • Market analysis of the demand and supply for distribution space in the NW forecasts: – a net requirement of 634 hectares • 418 hectares for logistics • 216 hectares for manufacturing • Positive interest from local authorities including those beyond our City Region border, developers and investors 7
  8. 8. Multimodal freight hub 8
  9. 9. Rebalancing the UK • SUPERPORT can significantly enhance competitiveness and rebalance the UK economy • We need road and rail infrastructure to recognise and support that opportunity • Integrate our plans with national infrastructure such as HS2 and Trans-Pennine • Realise economic potential 9
  10. 10. In summary • Strategy • Governance • Major projects • SUPERPORT at the heart! Bernard Molloy FCILT bernard.molloy@unipart.com 10

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