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Optimising the supply chain for data driven cities

Well-located industrial property and highly efficient freight networks are essential links in the supply chain.

Warehouse space provides companies with the physical infrastructure to manage inventory while established transport routes connect these businesses with suppliers, customers and end consumers.

The continued urbanisation of cities and the rise of e-commerce are having a significant impact on demand for warehouse and logistics space in many markets around the world. A well-organised supply chain, that can quickly distribute goods, is essential for these cities to function and grow.

An investment strategy focused on urban logistics space has positioned GMT to maximise these trends.

Auckland is our preferred investment market. It is the gateway to the country, its commercial centre and largest consumer market. It is also growing at a substantial rate with its population forecast to reach two million by the early 2030s.

The customers within the Trust’s portfolio represent a wide range of industries with most involved in the supply chain, either directly as a logistics service provider or indirectly, as a business that regularly utilises these freight networks.

The following examples explain how different companies are using our properties and how the strength of these businesses underpin our own success.

Our approach

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Delivering over the last mile

The growth of e-commerce is directly contributing to increased freight volumes in the business to consumer segment.

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Technology driven change

Technological advances have streamlined supply chains over the last 25 years, improving the speed and accuracy of delivery networks.

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Locational advances

A preference for logistics facilities in central city locations is a growing trend in developed industrial markets all around the world.

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