Will Warehouses Eventually Go Dark?

Enterra Insights

Thanks to the popularity of e-commerce, warehouses are some of the hottest properties in real estate. Phillips ( @EricaEPhillips ) reports some retailers were so desperate to find warehouse space this past holiday season they created pop-up warehouses in vacant suburban lots and parking garages.[1] ”[2] He adds, “Freestanding big-box stores closer to population centers than they are to warehouse districts are the primary candidates for such conversions.

This Week in Logistics News (October 14-18, 2013)

Talking Logistics

BMW to Mazda Imports Slowed as Strike Shuts Baltimore Port ( Bloomberg ). Onshoring: Manufacturers capitalise on goods ‘made in the USA’ ( Financial Times ). Decaying Bridges, Highways Raise Costs for Truckers, Manufacturers ( Wall Street Journal ). Earlier this week, for example, I commented on the partnership between Amazon and P&G , where Amazon has set up operations inside P&G warehouses to fulfill online orders.

Allentown gains traction as freight hub

DAT Solutions

Allentown, PA, was once a major manufacturing town, but it has emerged more recently as a popular location for warehouses and distribution centers, especially at this time of year.

L.A. freight gets a tailwind from hurricanes and typhoons

DAT Solutions

Cargo ships were re-routed or delayed en route to and from ports from Savannah to Baltimore. Mangkhut weakened as it moved on to Hong Kong and other ports and manufacturing centers in Southeastern China, but high winds and flooding damaged property and infrastructure.