Distribution Centers

Distribution Centers

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


Amazon’s fulfillment operations are process fanatics. Fast, efficient processes are designed, and everyone is trained to follow the correct process, which especially makes handling peak shipping periods with temporary associates that much more successful.

News & Analysis

23 Nov 2015
APM Terminals has opened the expanded Aqaba Logistics Village, a multi-purpose distribution center close to Jordan’s main container port.
16 Nov 2015
An increase in inventories in the third quarter and September is skewing the pre-holiday shipping season, depressing imports and overland freight demand.
22 Oct 2015
China’s logistics and courier services are preparing for Alibaba’s annual Singles Day online shopping frenzy on Nov. 11 that last year saw 278 million orders placed in just 24 hours and sorely tested the mainland’s distribution network.
21 Sep 2015
A 1.6-million-square-foot direct fulfillment center in Troy Township, northwestern Ohio plays a key part in Home Depot's interconnected retail strategy blending online and in-store sales.
01 Sep 2015
Menlo Logistics will open a new logistics center in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, early next year, as growing e-commerce sales, both domestic and cross-border, are forcing changes in European supply chains and logistics networks.
24 Aug 2015
U.S. retailers and manufacturers are slicing into inventories they built up during the West Coast port labor dispute, contributing to what's reported to be a softer third-quarter freight market. Stronger consumer spending may help shippers balance inventories as peak season demand picks up.
18 Aug 2015
The same logistics strategy that propelled U.S. online retailer Zulily to greatness has led to its defeat, according to industry analysts, culminating this week in the company’s sale to a retail giant with a markedly different idea of how supply chains are run.
12 Aug 2015
Macy’s is expanding same-day delivery options into more markets, upping the ante in its high-stakes poker game with e-commerce giant Amazon.
03 Aug 2015
London Gateway wants shippers to use its new common-user facility as a testbed for trying out innovative logistics solutions, said it implementation director Graeme Clarke.