Distribution Centers

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


The knowledge of local needs and practices make foreign distribution partners a valuable asset to gaining marketing share for companies operating internationally.

News & Analysis

20 Oct 2016
Precariously low West Coast vacancy rates for warehouse and distribution space are sending a stark message to shippers: Expect to pay even more to carry your goods, or rework your containerized supply chains.
11 Oct 2016
The need to keep e-commerce inventory on hand is driving a surge in demand for US warehouse and distribution center space.
15 Sep 2016
The intensity of industrial real estate activity around the Georgia port underscores the strong demand nationally for logistics properties as well as shipper implementation of long-term plans to use Southeast versus West Coast ports to access inland markets.
14 Sep 2016
Automation on the highways and in warehouses will radically change how products are produced, moved, and stored over the next decade, CBRE says.
13 Sep 2016
Logistics property developer makes $1.1 billion acquisition of US portfolio.
02 Sep 2016
Import warehouses are next in line as a wave of disruption caused by the sudden shutdown of Hanjin Shipping heads inland. Expect warehouses to be "inundated," a logistics executive says.
Under Armour in 2015 rerouted its US shipments through the Port of Baltimore after the difficulties it experienced during the 2014 and 2015 West Coast labor dispute.
30 Aug 2016
Athletic footwear and apparel maker Under Armour’s plan to build a 1.3-million-square-foot e-commerce distribution and warehouse facility is set to boost container traffic through the nearby Port of Baltimore and enhance the larger logistics park it will move goods through.
Target is just one of the many retailers and manufacturers grappling with the issue of inventory placement as e-commerce growth challenges logistics professionals.
23 Aug 2016
Retailer tightens control over delivery times, flow of inventory from warehouses as e-commerce grows.
18 Aug 2016
Retailers such as Wal-Mart want to reduce inventory while offering more products.
Warehousea with 32 feet of clearance are the most in demand and speculative properties with 36 feet or 40 feet of clearance may take slightly longer to lease.
17 Aug 2016
Net absorption of warehouse and distribution space in the U.S. during the first six months of 2016 was the strongest since 2007.