Industrial real estate market conditions remain tight, with space in short supply, reports CBRE

The ongoing theme of demand exceeding supply, within the industrial real estate market, remains fully intact, according to data issued this week by Los Angeles-based industrial real estate developer CBRE. CBRE explained that following a record year, in the U.S. industrial real estate market in 2021, market conditions carried over into the first quarter, with… Continue reading Industrial real estate market conditions remain tight, with space in short supply, reports CBRE

U.S.-bound import volumes are expected to remain strong, says Port Tracker report

United States-bound retail container imports are starting to get caught up to the months-long run stretch of backlogs, while the possibility of a summer surge looms, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report, which was issued today by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates. The ports surveyed… Continue reading U.S.-bound import volumes are expected to remain strong, says Port Tracker report

Port Tracker report expects high import levels to remain largely intact

United States-bound retail container imports are expected to remain at high, if not record-breaking, levels, driven by the combination of strong consumer demand and ongoing supply chain challenges causing congestion, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report, which was issued today by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett… Continue reading Port Tracker report expects high import levels to remain largely intact

January import levels remain in familiar territory to start 2022, reports Panjiva

United States-bound imports and shipments largely saw gains in January, according to data recently issued by global trade intelligence firm Panjiva. Total January U.S.-bound containerized freight imports—at 2,669,536 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units)—were down 0.2% compared to December and down 1.37% annually. And for U.S.-bound shipments, Panjiva reported that January shipments—at 1,330,698—were off 0.5% compared to… Continue reading January import levels remain in familiar territory to start 2022, reports Panjiva

Supply chain and logistics operations remain focused on the many tasks at hand

Going back to the onset of the pandemic, there was a true feeling of helplessness (in a way), as well as a healthy dose of uncertainty, in that there was so much that was unclear and the path to normalcy was largely unknown. There was also what could be called a healthy dose of sentiment… Continue reading Supply chain and logistics operations remain focused on the many tasks at hand