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California Lawmakers Lukewarm to Amazon Offer

Mark Szakonyi | Sep 2, 2011, 1:10 PM EDT

California’s top lawmakers appear lukewarm to's offer to hire 7,000 workers and build at least two giant distribution centers in exchange for the state holding off on collecting sales
Industrial real estate

Transport Work Force Shrinks Slightly

John D. Boyd | Sep 2, 2011, 9:41 AM EDT

The transportation and warehousing sector shed 2,400 jobs in August, for a drop of 0.06 percent from July, as larger drops in air and trucking employment offset mild gains in rail, water and warehouse
Industrial real estate

Globe Express Expands in Miami, China

Mark Szakonyi | Aug 31, 2011, 4:17 PM EDT

Globe Express Services opened an 110,000-square-foot facility in Miami and added two offices in China, as the freight forwarder works to expand its stations to 50 from 42 by the end of 2011.<br />
Industrial real estate

Penske Logistics Wins Major Brazil Contract

Peter T. Leach | Aug 31, 2011, 1:28 PM EDT

Penske Logistics will handle the Brazilian distribution of LG Electronics products that are produced in the country and imported from South Korea. <br /> <br />
Industrial real estate

Kerry Expands Vietnam Distribution Network

Mike King | Aug 31, 2011, 9:01 AM EDT

Kerry Logistics will open a 32,808-square-foot logistics center in northern Vietnam in November, as the company completes its warehouse network in the <a href="
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ProLogis Sells 13 Warehouses to Clarion

JOC Staff | Aug 24, 2011, 4:03 PM EDT

Logistics real estate provider ProLogis, adjusting its holdings after merging with AMB Property, says it will sell 13 warehouse properties across the United States to Clarion Partners for $118 million
Industrial real estate

Kerry Opens China Auto Logistics Center

Joseph Bonney | Aug 23, 2011, 10:36 AM EDT

Hong Kong-based Kerry Logistics opened a 215,000-square-foot logistics center in Hefei, China, for the growing automotive industry in Anhui Province, west of Shanghai in central China.<br /> <br />
Industrial real estate

Rhenus Buys Wincanton Europe Operations

JOC Staff | Aug 15, 2011, 9:53 AM EDT

British contract logistics operator Wincanton will pull out of mainland Europe under an agreement to sell its business there to Germany&rsquo;s Rhenus for $107 million. <br /> <br />
Industrial real estate

Saddle Creek Adds Chicago, Jacksonville Sites

JOC Staff | Aug 11, 2011, 12:19 PM EDT

Saddle Creek is adding facilities in Chicago and Jacksonville, Fla., expanding its <u><a href="">network of contract logistics and distribution
Industrial real estate

Vacancies Decline at Port-Area Warehouses

Joseph Bonney | Aug 9, 2011, 3:05 PM EDT

Vacancy rates for warehouses and distribution centers near U.S.
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US Factory Orders Dipped 0.8 Percent in June

Joseph Bonney | Aug 3, 2011, 11:52 AM EDT

Orders to U.S. factories fell 0.8 percent in June, according to the Commerce Department, indicating a slowdown in manufacturing, which has been one of the strongest engines of economic recovery.
Industrial real estate

Liberty Property Enters Inland Port Chicago Market

Mark Szakonyi | Jul 14, 2011, 10:49 AM EDT

Liberty Property Trust gained first inland port access by buying 1.2 million square feet of warehouse and distribution space adjacent to BNSF Logistics Park-Chicago for $60 million. <br /> <br />
Industrial real estate

Customer Location Central to DC Choices, Shippers Say

Bill Mongelluzzo | Jul 1, 2011, 10:02 AM EDT

Locating close to customers often is more important than tax and financial incentives in choosing distribution facilities, shippers told The Journal of Commerce Inland Ports conference in Chicago this
Industrial real estate

From Restocking to Destocking?

Joseph Bonney | Jun 27, 2011, 9:33 AM EDT

Inventory restocking seems to be on summer vacation.
Industrial real estate

Retailers' Balancing Act

Joseph Bonney | Jun 27, 2011, 12:00 AM EDT

In any economy, inventory management must strike a balance between costs and cutting into sales.<br /> <br />
Industrial real estate

No Shelf Life for Taxes

David Biederman | Jun 17, 2011, 11:26 AM EDT

With the retailing sector already in the midst of a shaky recovery, the seismic shift to online sales is changing the retail distribution model.<br /> <br />
Industrial real estateTransport, trade and regulation

Is Recovery Built to Last?

David Biederman | Jun 17, 2011, 11:26 AM EDT

Cautious optimism is turning into genuine belief as the industrial real estate sector finds itself in a long-awaited recovery mode. <br /> <br />
Industrial real estate

Warehousing to Benefit From Canal Project, Report Says

Joseph Bonney | May 31, 2011, 4:33 PM EDT

The expanded Panama Canal and higher fuel costs will boost demand for U.S. warehouses and distribution centers, a new report says. <br /> <br />
Industrial real estate

CEVA to Close Ohio Distribution Center

Joseph Bonney | May 17, 2011, 10:21 AM EDT

CEVA Logistics US said it will close a logistics center at West Chester, Ohio, following &ldquo;a very recent decision by Dell Computers to transfer operations from the facility to a new location.&rdq
Industrial real estate

Crowley Warehouse Wins High-Security Designation

Joseph Bonney | May 16, 2011, 4:27 PM EDT

The State Department designated Crowley Maritime Corp.&rsquo;s Miami logistics warehouse as a Consolidated Receiving Point facility, allowing the company to act as a subcontractor for high-security lo
Industrial real estateMaritimeTransport, trade and regulation

Amazon Threatens to Halt New Warehouse Plans

Dana L. Brundage | May 6, 2011, 4:52 PM EDT

A showdown between and state governments is spreading as the online retailer threatens to shutter more plans for distribution centers in disputes over demands that the company collect taxes
Industrial real estate

Amazon to Build Eighth Distribution Center in China

JOC Staff | May 3, 2011, 11:06 AM EDT plans to build its eighth logistics center in China this year, Chinese officials said Tuesday. <br /><br />
Industrial real estate

Warehousing Emerges From Deep Freeze

David Biederman | Oct 29, 2010, 12:00 AM EDT

The U.S. warehousing sector is in the midst of a moderate recovery, but any sustained and substantive growth is unlikely until the broader economy recovers.<br /> <br />
Industrial real estate

Warehousing Service Providers Directory

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Dayton Superior Adds Georgia Plant, Distribution Center

JOC Staff | Jun 11, 2010, 3:15 PM EDT

Construction products manufacturer Dayton Superior will place a manufacturing and distribution center in central Georgia to serve as its main point to ship goods to the southeast U.S. <br /> <br />
Industrial real estate

Rx for Secure Warehouses

Joseph Bonney | Mar 29, 2010, 12:00 AM EDT

The stunning theft of up to $75 million worth of pharmaceuticals from an Eli Lilly warehouse this month has other companies wondering: Could it happen to us?<br /> <br />
Industrial real estate

Cold Storage Space Grows 5 Percent

Stephanie Nall | Nov 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EST

The proof is in the numbers.
Industrial real estate

Pharmaceuticals’ Strong Immune System

Ina Paiva Cordle | Aug 24, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT

It’s a simple fact of life: People get sick. So when economies take ill worldwide, the one area consumers won’t skimp on is their own health.
Industrial real estateTruckingAir CargoAir cargo forwarding

NYK Logistics Names U.S. Warehouse Chief

Peter T. Leach | Mar 27, 2009, 1:51 PM EDT

NYK Logistics (Americas) named James Armstrong to the position of senior vice president and general manager of the company's Warehouse Division.<br /> <br />
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