Distribution Centers

Distribution Centers

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

Commentary

Third-party logistics had a better year than President Obama in 2013, but that’s not saying much. Gross revenue topped $150 billion for the first time. All market segments showed growth, with domestic transportation management leading the way. Overall net revenue growth was 4.9 percent.

News & Analysis

Old Dominion Freight Line drayage truck.
29 Sep 2014
Old Dominion Freight Line is expanding its U.S. intermodal drayage network at ports and inland railheads, strengthening the less-than-truckload carrier's connections with global shippers.
A busy warehousing operation in Mexico
26 Sep 2014
Ryder System is expanding its inland distribution network in Mexico, starting with a transloading center for Chrysler at the Gulf Coast Port of Altamira.
23 Sep 2014
China’s logistics industry is expected to show double-digit growth over the next five years, continuing a trend of 21 percent compound annual growth since 1991 and driven by rising online shopping and a growing trend of outsourcing non-core activities.
11 Sep 2014
China’s logistics property investment is continuing at a rapid pace as retailers sign leases for specialised distribution centres to support their mainland expansion plans.
distribution center
02 Sep 2014
Strong U.S. imports are fueling growth of distribution centers near major U.S. port gateways, but there’s no sign that overcapacity is on the way, according to real estate management firm Jones Lang LaSalle.
27 Aug 2014
Haier Electronics spent $60 million in the first half developing its logistics business as the well-known Chinese brand embarks on a bold new strategy to tackle the increasingly outsourced logistics requirements of household electrical appliances and consumer electronics.
BNSF Alliance intermodal center
19 Aug 2014
Distribution centers and manufacturing plants are increasingly springing up around U.S. intermodal terminals, as shippers aim to reduce drayage costs and overall tightening truck capacity fuels intermodal volume growth.
U.S. industrial real estate rents rose as vacancies fell in the first half of 2014.
04 Aug 2014
One of the nation’s top real estate firms says the United States’ industrial real estate market continued major growth in the second quarter, but noted this growth is more responsible and less speculative than the pre-recession boom.
10 Jul 2014
A shortcut to a major intermodal complex in the Chicago area should be accessible to truckers until at least the autumn of 2015 now that a trial concerning a repealed ban isn’t expected until then.
Goodman Landport Logistics Estate
06 Jul 2014
Rapidly rising demand for retail and e-commerce logistics in China is providing warehouse property developers with a constant stream of business in both tier one cities along the coast and in the less developed inland regions.