7.9.2021 | Warehousing

Uniserve’s New Felixstowe Distribution Centre is Ready for Business

FMDC provides a range of solutions across all industries. 

If you’ve travelled down the A14 on the way to the docks recently and looked right, you will have noticed an impressive new building rising up behind the trees. This is the Felixstowe Mega Distribution Centre (or FMDC) – Uniserve’s brand new port-centric warehousing facility – which is now ready for business. Offering 750,000 square feet of space, the FMDC is set to change the UK logistics landscape forever.

The numbers speak for themselves:

• 400,000 sq ft of marshalling, narrow and wide-aisle racking
• 200,000 sq ft purpose-built e-fulfilment zone
• 100,000 sq ft cold store
• 80,000 ambient pallet spaces
• Only a ¼ mile from the Port

The last point is what makes the FMDC unique. For the first time ever, port-centric logistics at scale is a reality at the UK’s largest container port. In doing so you take costly, time-consuming links out of the supply chain; replacing them with seamless, simple solutions from ship to doorstep. With a port-centric approach, businesses can reap the benefits of reduced costs and complexity, while freeing up resources, improving cash flow, and having quicker access to goods.

What’s more, with no port-to-distribution-centre haulage leg to speak of, port-centricity offers a more environmentally-friendly approach, while also not requiring ever more scarce driver resource.

Ignas Saknaitis, Warehouse Operations Manager at the FMDC, said: “Uniserve’s new distribution centre is a game-changing addition to the thriving Port of Felixstowe, as it provides a range of solutions across all industries. Not only that, but the FMDC means great news for the town, as Uniserve have a number of job opportunities available at all levels.”