Transforming the Supply Chain for Shifting Channel & Product Demands

How has COVID-19 Impacted eCommerce, Logistics & Manufacturing?     Join a panel of logistics and retail experts for a discussion about pandemic-driven shifts in supply and demand. Find out what changes are happening now and how industries may be impacted in the coming months/years. The conversation will include the eCommerce multiplier, acceleration of technology[…]

Industrial cooled off in 2019 – Will it heat back up?

Over the next couple of years, we expect industrial to remain one of the leading product types to watch. The forecast for North American industrial absorption in 2020-2021 is a healthy 459.9 msf. Economic indicators, with strong links to industrial fundamentals, point to continued growth in 2020 and 2021. Industrial has been the investors’ darling[…]

2019 Industrial Logistics Report

Cushman & Wakefield’s Florida Industrial Logistics Report explores the state’s unique network for moving goods from entry points to markets. The report also explores how Florida’s combination of ports, rail lines and highway systems play an integral part in supply chains that service customers. We follow a by the numbers approach in the report that[…]

Walmart Tests Shipping Goods from Third-Party Vendors, The Better to Take on Amazon

Retail giant Walmart Inc. is testing a service that will store and ship products for third-party vendors, something that mega-retailer Amazon has done for over a decade. Currently Walmart only uses its vast logistics infrastructure to supply its own stores. The move by Walmart would not only allow it to compete for online sales against[…]

Uber Freight Grows Quickly Ahead of Company IPO

Uber Freight, Uber Eats and other non-ridesharing lines of business are the bright spots in terms of growth for Uber Technologies, according to a Thursday filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission ahead of the company’s upcoming initial public offering (IPO). Uber Freight posted $359 million in bookings in 2018, according to the filing, placing[…]

Food Could Sit Rotting if A Brexit Deal Isn’t Reached

Perishable goods are particularly at risk when supply chains are delayed, and U.K. and EU food producers are on edge as the clock ticks down to the planned date of Brexit next March. Under current trade agreements, food products can move quickly between the European mainland and the U.K. For example, salad greens can go[…]

Container Spot Rate Rebound?

Container freight rates had been on the decline for several weeks, with both the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index, produced by the Shanghai Shipping Exchange, and Drewry’s World Container Index playing out in similar patterns. Seasonal demand for container shipping tends to grow in the lead up to the Lunar New Year, during which factories across[…]

U.S. Ecommerce Logistics Spend Hits $117.2 Billion, Still Soaring

Spending on ecommerce logistics in the U.S. reached $117.2 billion in 2017, representing 6.9% of all domestic logistics costs, up from 5.2% in 2016, according to a new report from third-party logistics research group Armstrong & Associates, as online buying continues experiences 14% annual growth. The report estimates that ecommerce logistics costs will reach $196.2[…]

Blockchain is Everywhere

Blockchain technology is viewed as an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions but virtually everything of value. Earlier this month, DHL released a trend report on blockchain technology’s potential to transform the logistics industry. The report noted that global supply chains are notoriously complex, with[…]

Monday News Roundup

We gathered a few interesting articles from the past week to share. DHL Committed to Delivering Excellent Service to KFC Logistics Manager / March 9, 2018 Trucking Firm Fined for Overcharging Postal Service American Shipper / March 13, 2018 Medicine’s Long, Thin Supply Chain Wired / March 5, 2018 America’s Economic Strength Built on Global[…]

Logistics Giant in Search of Logistics Start-Up

Kuehne + Nagel and Temasek have teamed up to form a joint venture that will find and invest in start-ups focused on developing new technology aimed at logistics and supply chain. The plan is to invest at early stages of development in the companies that have the potential to improve efficiency, models and particularly in[…]

Are U.S. Ports the New Logistics Operations Hot Spots?

Some of the priciest logistics hubs are located at U.S. seaports, and distributors and equipment providers may be willing to pay a premium in these coveted areas. As the eCommerce world continues to impact all areas of industrial real estate, landlords of these port properties and the potential occupiers see benefits to these port locations.[…]

A Few Interesting Articles

Here are a few articles we found interesting, we thought you might too! How did Amazon do Over Thanksgiving?  Digital Commerce 360 / December 4 How Renewal Energy Beat out Coal  Wall Street Journal / November 30 Higher Energy Costs Coming to Logistics  Logistics Management / December 5 US Importers Shift to Independent Carriers  JOC[…]

Tesla’s Electric Semi Truck Gets Orders From Wal-Mart and J.B. Hunt

Ryder is in the process of an order for the truck due out in 2019 Some of the country’s biggest trucking fleets are among Tesla Inc.’s first customers for its all-electric big rig. J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc., which operate thousands of trucks, said Friday they had reserved Tesla’s truck, which Chief Executive Elon Muskrevealed at[…]