Thursday, August 28, 2014

Logistics Group Expands Warehouse Facilities for a Very Precious Cargo

Demand for Scotland's Whisky Results in Further Storage Requirements
Shipping News Feature

UK – Aside from the plastic strapping our photograph could represent a scene dating back literally hundreds of years and showing something inextricably linked with Scotland – a whisky storage facility holding the barrels in which the spirit ages over time. Now Carntyne Transport, a specialist handler of bulk liquids and one of the largest logistics providers to the Scottish whisky industry has expanded its storage for the precious cargo by over 100,000 square feet.

Carntyne, a Glasgow based subsidiary of the Russell Group, has opened three new HMRC approved warehouses in the last 18 months, all dedicated to the storage and maturation of whisky in casks. The new warehouses are located in Leith, Paisley and Hillington and each measures 55,000, 30,000 and 25,000 square feet respectively. The sites offer storage in the form of specialist cask racking, palletised and traditional dunnage. David Paterson, Managing Director of Carntyne Transport, said:

"The whisky industry has experienced significant growth in recent years which has driven demand for high quality, flexible warehousing that meets all legislative requirements. Given Carntyne's presence within the bulk whisky industry, our experience of bonded warehousing and existing property portfolio, extending our offering to include cask warehousing seemed a logical step."