Distribution Centers

News coverage of distribution centers, freight indexes, service providers and more.

Commentary

China's ports and warehouses are refusing to handle dangerous goods cargoes in the wake of the Tianjin port explosion, driving up costs and threatening the supply chains, logistics operators, and manufacturers that deal in those products.

News & Analysis

17 May 2016
Mention Indianapolis and its famous speedway comes to mind, but so should supply chain velocity, warehousing and freight.
e-commerce, growth, Asia, India, China, Indonesia, distribution
17 May 2016
Industry players from logistics service providers to container lines and air cargo airlines correctly see e-commerce as a trend that, more than any other, will drive change in traditional supply chain processes and have a transformational effect on the way goods are connected to consumers.
16 May 2016
Warehouse capacity in the U.S. is at the tightest level "ever observed," one real estate firm says.
28 Apr 2016
Could U.S. freight volumes rise and overall economic growth slow?
27 Apr 2016
A local cold-storage provider near the Port of Oakland has decided to expand after seeing the results of the port's efforts to improve the movement of refrigerated products between the port and its warehouses.
15 Apr 2016
The market for industrial real estate is booming nationwide, with record occupancy rates at the start of 2016 that are fueled in part by demand from logistics companies, two recent commercial real estate reports say.
24 Feb 2016
The ground package arm of FedEx will lease a CenterPoint-owned distribution and sorting facility in Auburn, Washington, six miles from Amazon's Kent fulfillment center and close to the ports of Seattle and Tacoma.
16 Feb 2016
Global warehouse provider GLP and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board have poured almost $1 billion into expanding their Japanese joint venture fund to capitalize on growing demand for logistics facilities in the country.
01 Feb 2016
Logistics companies are investing heavily to keep pace with global e-commerce demand.
25 Jan 2016
Despite unexpected volatility in the first few weeks of 2016, Cushman & Wakefield anticipates one more year of strong absorption of industrial real estate space before demand in the warehouse and distribution sector slows down.