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US fashion footwear freight slows to a halt

Ari Ashe, Senior Editor | Mar 19, 2020, 2:51 PM EDT

While truck activity is rampant for essential goods, US fashion footwear freight movement is slowing to a halt as department stores shut down, according to supply chain executives.
Industrial real estate

Maersk acquisition deepens North American warehouse reach

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Feb 19, 2020, 1:05 PM EST

Maersk is more than doubling its warehousing and distribution assets in North America through an acquisition that serves as another signal of its commitment to transition from container line to integrator.
Industrial real estateContainer lines

Texas inland port to offer rail link to Mexican manufacturers

Hugh R. Morley, Senior Editor | Feb 19, 2020, 7:00 AM EST

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.
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ARO 2020: US warehouse lease rates set to keep rising

Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor | Dec 30, 2019, 1:28 PM EST

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.
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NY-NJ faces cold storage space scarcity

Hugh R. Morley, Senior Editor | Nov 18, 2019, 4:12 PM EST

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.
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New space won’t reverse climb in US warehouse rents: report

Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor | Oct 24, 2019, 12:23 PM EDT

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.
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Monterrey inland port bucks slowing auto production

Hugh R. Morley, Senior Editor | Oct 14, 2019, 4:48 PM EDT

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E-commerce helps boost small warehouse demand, rents

Hugh R. Morley, Senior Editor | Oct 11, 2019, 5:47 PM EDT

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.
Industrial real estate

DHL looks to capitalize on growing El Paso market

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Oct 10, 2019, 2:40 PM EDT

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.
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Multi-story warehouse opening near NY-NJ’s Red Hook terminal

Hugh R. Morley, Senior Editor | Sep 26, 2019, 6:07 PM EDT

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.
Industrial real estateNorth American ports

Mexico City warehouse market unfazed by slow economy

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Aug 2, 2019, 11:42 AM EDT

Centralized cargo consolidation makes Mexico City dominant in industrial development, but growing port volumes may change that over time.
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Port growth pushes Jersey space availability to 13-year low

Hugh R. Morley, Senior Editor | Jul 18, 2019, 5:56 PM EDT

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.
Industrial real estateNorth American ports

Cooling warehouse market gives shippers limited relief

Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor | Jul 16, 2019, 5:38 PM EDT

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.
Industrial real estateNorth American ports

E-commerce growth hits real-world transport obstacles

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Jul 10, 2019, 12:16 PM EDT

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.
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Warehouse vacancy low despite ‘unprecedented’ construction

Hugh R. Morley, Senior Editor | Jun 19, 2019, 5:22 PM EDT

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.
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US warehouses, ports prep for reefer volume boom

Ari Ashe, Senior Editor | Jun 12, 2019, 12:45 PM EDT

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.
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Newark land seizure opens port warehousing potential

Hugh R. Morley, Senior Editor | May 23, 2019, 6:07 PM EDT

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.
Industrial real estateNorth American ports

HK logistics firms eye South China FTZ

Keith Wallis, Special Correspondent | May 21, 2019, 12:05 PM EDT

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.
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New service fueling Savannah port’s reefer growth

Ari Ashe, Senior Editor | May 9, 2019, 3:05 PM EDT

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.
Industrial real estateNorth American ports

On-demand warehousing nabs more funding

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | May 7, 2019, 2:59 PM EDT

The pioneer in on-demand warehousing, Flexe, nabbed $43 million in venture capital funding to build out its short-term spot contract logistics marketplace.
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