Distribution Centers

Distribution Centers

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


As a way to drive efficiency and reduce costs, manufacturing and distribution companies are on a mission to get lean. One way they’re doing so is by optimizing and reducing inventory levels across the supply chain. A frequent problem, however, is a lack of involvement among distribution center heads when making the decision.

News & Analysis

12 Nov 2014
The millions of products ordered online in China during the November 11 “Singles Day” will have to be delivered across mainland China in the next couple of weeks, placing intense pressure on distribution networks in the country.
04 Nov 2014
In an effort to tap growing Asian perishable demand, a Japanese logistics firm and a Chinese fishing company today joined to create a cold chain logistics provider that will serve China and then eventually Southeast Asia.
03 Nov 2014
Foreign logistics property developers continue to beef up their business in China’s fast growing inland provinces, with Australia’s Goodman Group and Singapore-listed Global Logistics Properties (GLP) this week adding almost 900,000 square feet of combined leased space to existing customers.
31 Oct 2014
Home Depot Canada is building a more than 1 million-square-feet distribution hub near a Canadian Pacific Railway intermodal terminal in Calgary, further cementing the largest city in Alberta province as a major staging ground for western Canada.
29 Oct 2014
Amazon’s opening of three distribution centers in western Poland this week closes the remaining gap in the e-commerce giant’s European network.
29 Oct 2014
A manufacturer of custom office furniture is investing $17 million to establish a Virginia distribution center at the CenterPoint Intermodal Center in Suffolk, a boost for the Port of Virginia and CSX Transportation and another sign of growing momentum for inland ports served by rail.
24 Oct 2014
Shippers and their logistics and transportation providers must collaborate, and not simply negotiate, if they hope to resolve a host of supply chain problems, starting with equipment, personnel and capacity shortages.
20 Oct 2014
Officials celebrated the opening of Katoen Natie's new $50 million terminal extension with a ribbon cutting at
15 Oct 2014
Growth expectations for the Asian middle class are staggering, but so is the scale of supply chain upgrades that will be needed to meet demand.
13 Oct 2014
Shippers may have to start locating distribution centers closer to consumers, as growth in e-commerce pressing retailers to deliver goods inexpensively and quickly, and challenging traditional logistics models.