Don’t have the time to rehash last year and want to know what’s in store for the next 18 months? You’ve got freight to move, so here are the takeaways from the annual State of Logistics report released on Tuesday by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and JOC.com reporting.
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19 Feb 2020
The developer of a Texas industrial park scheduled to open in early 2021 says it will work with Kansas City Southern of Mexico to offer a shorter, cheaper way for Mexican manufacturers to ship goods to Houston and other Texas markets.
14 Feb 2020
Sponsored: NAI's Adam Roth on his "Rule of 1.5," and the transportation concerns that will impact real estate in 2020/2021. Roth discusses maritime and trucking regulations, precision scheduled railroading, and his bullish outlook on the market.
07 Feb 2020
Sponsored: CenterPoint Properties' Matt Mullarkey on Chicago as an inland distribution hub, congestion challenges, sustainability in real estate, and the continued evolution of the e-commerce impact.
29 Jan 2020
Officials say the funding will help complete the Oregon river port’s partially finished breakbulk terminal and expedite project cargoes for two ambitious wind energy projects in the state.
30 Dec 2019
With the US-China trade war still unresolved and demand growth waning, developers in 2020 will be more cautious in bringing new logistics space online than they have been during the boom times of the past six years.
19 Nov 2019
The acquisition of Emergent Cold gives US-based Lineage Logistics greater access to Asian markets and facilities at three US ports.
18 Nov 2019
Shippers and logistics providers are finding it difficult to secure refrigerated warehousing around the Port of New York and New Jersey as consumer demand for food and perishables sold via e-commerce increases.
24 Oct 2019
New warehouse and distribution space in Q3 2019 exceeded demand for the first time in nine years, and the excess supply will slow the pace of growth in rents and absorption of new space into 2020, according to Cushman & Wakefield.
11 Oct 2019
Demand from e-commerce and other companies has pushed up rents and reduced availability of smaller warehouses over the last five years more than for larger spaces, according to a new report.
10 Oct 2019
A bigger footprint in El Paso, Texas, will help the freight forwarding arm of Deutsche Post DHL reach more shippers in the US and Mexico.
26 Sep 2019
Fierce competition for warehouse space in and around New York and a lack of land on which to build has prompted developers to construct multi-level warehouses to meet the industrial space demands of logistics companies, shippers, and e-commerce business.
18 Sep 2019
The acquisition of two Van Soest Coldstores facilities complements Lineage’s existing network of refrigerated sites across Belgium, the Netherlands, and the UK.
02 Aug 2019
Centralized cargo consolidation makes Mexico City dominant in industrial development, but growing port volumes may change that over time.
18 Jul 2019
A new study shows a growing percentage of the Port of New York and New Jersey drayage fleet is making its first stop close to the port, an apparent reflection of the desire by shippers and logistics providers to use near-port warehouse space. That demand continues to create a tight market, with lease rates hitting new highs in the second quarter.
16 Jul 2019
The prolonged rent increases over the past decade for logistics space are beginning to moderate, although growing imports and strong demand for e-commerce fulfillment space in the largest seaport cities will keep industrial real estate development robust through the end of the year.
10 Jul 2019
DHL Supply Chain Research finds businesses of all types struggling to keep up with the pace of e-commerce as they work to realign supply chain and transportation networks.
19 Jun 2019
Strong demand for warehouse space fueled by booming e-commerce and the third-party logistics providers that serve it means high levels of warehouse development have not lowered vacancy rates, or made it easier for shippers to find space.
12 Jun 2019
Commercial realtor CBRE forecasts refrigerated warehousing will increase 30 to 40 percent over the next five years, even though the rapid supply and demand imbalance in warehousing overall is flattening.
31 May 2019
Sponsored: CenterPoint's SVP William Lu on partnerships with West Coast ports and the role industrial real estate can play in streamlining a supply chain.
23 May 2019
A proposal from the City of Newark would see dozens of underused and vacant land plots near the Port of New York and New Jersey redeveloped to create port-related warehousing and logistics facilities.
21 May 2019
Shipper interest in a free trade zone in Zhuhai, China, is being driven by a shortage of logistics space and rocketing rental prices across the Pearl River in Hong Kong.
09 May 2019
The first Central American vessel as part of two vessel strings from Seaboard Marine to the US East coast visited Savannah this week, a growing trade lane that has generated a 70 percent increase in imports in Georgia since 2014.
07 May 2019
The pioneer in on-demand warehousing, Flexe, nabbed $43 million in venture capital funding to build out its short-term spot contract logistics marketplace.
22 Apr 2019
US containerized imports from Asia dropped 0.5 percent year over year in the first quarter of 2019, after rising 15.5 percent in the fourth quarter, according to the PIERS data, a sister product of JOC.com within IHS Markit
18 Apr 2019
The eight-year trend of declining industrial space availability could soon be over, with a more even balance between the demand for space and the amount of new space completed, even as rents continue to go up.
12 Apr 2019
Each year JOC publishes a directory of nearly 200 warehousing service providers across the United States to help beneficial cargo owners and transportation providers find warehousing capacity as needed.
05 Apr 2019
Ryder is creating new space in four warehouses and upgrading a trucking yard in Mexico to meet the country’s growing demand for industrial space, especially near the US border.
12 Mar 2019
Mega-box warehouses of 1 million square feet and larger offer the size and efficiencies that are necessary for efficient e-commerce fulfillment, but finding sites in urban areas large enough to support the sprawling facilities can be problematic.
15 Feb 2019
Import demand growth in the region is improving prospects for already strong exports of petrochemical, agricultural, and forest products, which had previously been limited by a shortage of empty containers.
07 Feb 2019
Space taken by shippers and transportation providers accounts for an increasingly large share of the tightening Mexican industrial real estate market, which offered low vacancy rates and high rental costs in 2018.
01 Feb 2019
The US-China trade war may be a one-off event, but it highlighted the tenuous balance of warehouse supply and demand in Southern California and New York-New Jersey, where future trade or weather events could result in meltdowns.
02 Jan 2019
Users of industrial space who are looking for the right location for additional space must be prepared to pay more, sector analysts say.
18 Nov 2018
Sponsored: CenterPoint's Brian McKiernan, and JOC Inland Distribution panelist, on the Chicago market, and developing industrial real estate with the flexibility to keep up with robotics and technology.
09 Aug 2018
Historically, when warehouse/industrial rental rates increase at near double-digit levels, it reduces demand. However, as the US economic expansion continues, that is not occurring, especially near seaports and in large inland hubs, where import distribution and e-commerce fulfillment needs are the greatest.
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