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US inventory drawdown key to trans-Pacific volume recovery: analyst

Jason Miller, associate professor of logistics at Michigan State University, and JOC analyst | Jan 23, 2023, 2:42 PM EST

While there are encouraging signs regarding general merchandise retailers seeing their inventories-to-sales return toward pre-COVID levels, data suggests many sectors have a long way to go before their inventories-to-sales come back to pre-pandemic levels.
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Tight supply to keep warehousing costs rising despite slower freight growth

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Jan 9, 2023, 3:00 PM EST

The rapid expansion of US industrial real estate is expected to slow in 2023 as warehouses are completed, capital costs rise, and the US economy slows, but capacity isn’t going to suddenly flood the market.
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Developers warn that US warehousing constraints will get tighter

William Cassidy, Senior Editor | Dec 30, 2022, 9:10 AM EST

Warehousing capacity in the US is predicted to get tighter as 2023 progresses despite the substantial number of distribution and warehousing construction projects under way and efforts to reduce inventories.
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Bargain shoppers accelerate US retail inventory shift

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor, and Cathy Morrow Roberson, JOC analyst | Dec 15, 2022, 3:41 PM EST

As inflation-battered consumers shop for bargains, US retail discounters are expanding their distribution networks.
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US warehousing supply gap could emerge by late 2023: Prologis

Teri Errico Griffis, Associate Editor | Oct 21, 2022, 2:34 PM EDT

The industrial warehouse market in the US has enough supply to last through the next year, but logistics developer Prologis cautions there could be an emerging gap in capacity starting as soon as late next year.
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Lineage Logistics expands with new business line, storage facility in Savannah

Teri Errico Griffis, Associate Editor | Oct 12, 2022, 1:56 PM EDT

Lineage Logistics’ new business line and planned facility in Savannah builds on recent acquisitions the company has made amid an uptick in reefer storage demand.
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No recession for US warehouse demand: JOC Inland speakers

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Sep 30, 2022, 11:33 AM EDT

Despite predictions that the US economy is headed for a recession, warehousing demand keeps mounting as different streams of goods fill available space, experts told the JOC Inland Distribution Conference.
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US shippers fine-tune search for warehousing space

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Sep 2, 2022, 12:33 PM EDT

With US warehouses full or filling up, shippers are rethinking broader distribution strategies and basic practices such as how they stack and track goods to find the space they need.
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US warehousing demand shifting inland: JLL

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Aug 16, 2022, 2:27 PM EDT

Inventory buildup and changing inland distribution routes are setting a fire under construction of new logistics and distribution facilities in markets across the US, despite economic concerns.
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Maersk picks NJ for fourth cold-storage warehouse

Michael Angell, Associate Editor | Jun 6, 2022, 3:55 PM EDT

Maersk’s Performance Team subsidiary said it will open its fourth US cold-storage warehouse near the Port of New York and New Jersey as it seeks to add refrigerated cargo handling to its growing suite of integrated logistics services.
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Lineage buys cold storage near East, Gulf coast ports

Michael Angell, Associate Editor | Mar 9, 2022, 5:23 PM EST

Lineage Logistics is acquiring MTC Logistics, a cold storage operator with warehouses at the ports of Baltimore, Wilmington, Delaware, and Mobile.
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US East Coast e-commerce network growth fuels imports

Michael Angell, Associate Editor | Jan 28, 2022, 2:35 PM EST

Amazon and third-party logistics providers are busy adding distribution capacity in the eastern half of the US to take advantage of more ocean services into East Coast ports.
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Outlook 2022: Unrelenting US logistics real estate demand to continue through 2022

Michael Angell, Associate Editor | Dec 28, 2021, 9:55 AM EST

US industrial real estate markets set records in 2021 for leasing activity, low vacancy rates, rental rate growth, and new construction permits, and shippers looking for warehousing and distribution space should expect more of the same in the coming year.
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Retailers expand East Coast warehousing for West Coast relief

Michael Angell, Associate Editor | Oct 8, 2021, 8:00 AM EDT

Brick-and-mortar and online retailers are growing their warehousing footprint near ports as a method to more quickly receive and handle ocean freight, and further their e-commerce goals.
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Warehouse woes driven by labor shortage, not capacity scarcity: economist

Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor | Oct 7, 2021, 11:40 AM EDT

Warehouses at seaports and inland hubs are filled to capacity as operators find they must pay workers more competitive wages and benefits to attract the labor they need to handle peak season volumes.
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US importers squeezed for warehousing at ports, inland hubs

Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor | Aug 10, 2021, 3:54 PM EDT

Near record-low vacancy rates at distribution warehouses throughout the US sound the alarm that shippers seeking additional logistics space for the peak season may be out of luck.
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8VC, Lineage partner to infuse tech into cold storage giant

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Jul 15, 2021, 9:53 AM EDT

Supply chain-focused venture capital firm 8VC has partnered with the largest provider of cold storage facilities globally to fast-track the company’s technology development and adoption.
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US warehouse development shifting from e-commerce back to import logistics

Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor | May 18, 2021, 4:56 PM EDT

After 10 consecutive months of record or near-record import volumes, and seaport-dependent supply chains struggling with congestion, developers this year are focusing on traditional warehouse and import distribution space.
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New warehousing blooming across Savannah

Ari Ashe, Senior Editor | Jun 26, 2020, 3:01 PM EDT

With phase 1 of the Georgia International Trade Park now complete and a new headquarters for Port City Logistics being built a few miles from the trade park, the Savannah area is adding new warehousing and distribution capacity at a time when space is especially tight.
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COVID-19 sparks fresh investment in Asia warehouse capacity

Keith Wallis, Special Correspondent | Jun 19, 2020, 12:07 PM EDT

Demand for distribution centers and warehouses in Asia is set to climb as firms reappraise supply chains, increase inventories, and diversify into other countries after the disruption caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic.
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