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Amazon Disrupts Again

March 12, 2019 According to Bloomberg, Amazon disrupts again. They have abruptly stopped selling products from their wholesalers and are instead encouraging suppliers to sell on their marketplace, transferring the purchasing, storing and shipping of products to the supplier. The marketplace business is already estimated at $250 billion in [...]

The Resilient Supply Chain: Can You Get Trucks?

Are you able to find trucks?  It is quickly becoming the key question that needs to be answered.  Every driver has at least 12 options.  Why will he/she take your load?  Are you attractive to carriers?  That is the key question.  After all, you can carry inventory so you [...]

Imports & Exports: Which Companies Dominate? Related Impacts?

May 25, 2018 According to the Journal of Commerce, the U.S. imported double the amount of its exports (measured in TEU). In 2017, imports increased 6% whereas exports increased 1% which is quite an accomplishment since China (the top market for U.S. exports) announced an importation ban last year [...]

E-Commerce Drives Industrial Space to New Heights

May 18, 2018 According to the Journal of Commerce, e-commerce is driving industrial space rents to new heights. Our clients are definitely experiencing the same dilemma! There has been a 12.1% increase in rental rates since 2017, and the L.A. / Long Beach area has the lowest vacancy rate [...]

Top Importers & Exporters… E-Commerce Impacts

June 1, 2017 According to the Journal of Commerce, the top importers were impacted by e-commerce and that trend is expected to continue.  Imports grew by 8% last year (2.2 million TEU) whereas exports grew by 3% (just under a million TEU).  The rankings are showing signs of a [...]

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