For most logistics or warehousing businesses or freight forwarders, the speed of loading and unloading of goods can be important as time may mean money to business owners. Let’s find out how warehouses with staging areas located at loading and unloading bays can help speed up the loading and unloading process.
Easy Loading & Unloading
Whenever there are staging areas present, it is usually easier to unload or unstuff goods from the goods vehicles or containers as there is usually more space to manoeuvre around. This helps to save time and also enables easier and faster loading & unloading of goods.
Forklifts & Stackers Can Move Around Easily
With staging areas, forklifts and stackers may also be able to manoeuvre around more easily. This helps in terms of speed of loading and unloading as forklifts or stackers require sufficient space to move around.
May or May Not Be Included as Part of Unit Size
Staging areas may sometimes be included or not included as part of the unit size and this will also depend on the location and type of the particular warehouse. If the staging area is not included as part of the unit area, the tenants would not have to pay any additional rental for the staging area even though the tenants are benefiting from this space. However, you may note that it may sometimes also be included as part of the floor area.
While staging areas may be useful, you may note that not all warehouses have these staging areas present and it would depend on the specifications of the building and how it was built.