Distribution Centers

Distribution Centers

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


Nightmare scenarios are occurring all day, every day at the two biggest U.S. container ports, and the customers receiving some of the worst service are among the nation's largest shippers.

News & Analysis

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.
09 Oct 2014
Global Logistic Properties (GLP) continues to grow its leasing portfolio as customers expand to cater to the fast rising demand for modern e-commerce logistics facilities on the Chinese mainland.
Home Depot
02 Oct 2014
Home Depot is expanding its brick-and-mortar infrastructure to support growing online sales.
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.