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By Jeff Berman · January 18, 2019
United States-bound waterborne shipments in December capped a record-breaking year for global trade, according to data issued this week by global trade intelligence firm Panjiva. December shipments, at 1,053,009, marked an 8.8% annual increase, and full-year 2018 shipments, at 12,346,524, were up 6.4% annually, setting single-month and full-year records in the process.
By Jeff Berman · January 18, 2019
While the changes occurring within the supply chain are, at times, in tandem with the rapid growth of e-commerce and technology, how companies approach things like their distribution networks and industrial building design is fundamentally changing. That was a key thesis of a new research report issued by Chicago-based commercial real estate broker JLL.
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By Toyota Industrial Equipment · January 18, 2019
Benefits for logistics/operations managers, CFOs, and COOs all lead to safer workplaces, lower costs, and happier customers.
By Sara Pearson Specter · January 16, 2019
More than 130 free on-floor educational sessions will be housed in theaters located on South and North show floors.
By Sara Pearson Specter · January 16, 2019
With the continual expansion of the global economy—and the supply chain reach required to support it—ProMat 2019 expects more than 5,000 attendees from 110 countries.
By Sara Pearson Specter · January 16, 2019
Attendees seeking to delve deeper into different types of materials handling equipment and how they work together are invited to turn to show sponsor MHI’s Industry Groups.
By Sara Pearson Specter · January 16, 2019
With ProMat 2019 spanning both McCormick Place’s South and North halls—and Automate 2019 again co-located alongside ProMat exhibits in the North Hall—your single registration gets you double the access.
By MMH Staff · January 16, 2019
McKinnon brings over 27 years of experience in show management to MHI.
By MMH Staff · January 16, 2019
Entrepreneurs vie for $10,000 cash award, spotlight at the April 8-11 Automate show and conference.
By MMH Staff · January 16, 2019
November 2018 booked orders decreased 14.7% when compared to November 2017 orders.
By MMH Staff · January 15, 2019
Industry veteran brings more than 23 years of experience in sales, service, product development and management.
By MMH Staff · January 15, 2019
Frost & Sullivan market analysis suggests passive RFID still has a competitive edge over active RFID, but technological advancements are helping to close the gap.
By Jeff Berman · January 15, 2019
In its “U.S. Industrial Availability Index,” CBRE reported that the fourth quarter availability rate for U.S. industrial real estate fell by eight basis points to 7.0, which marks its lowest point going back to 2000, adding that it represents the 34th consecutive quarter of declining availability, which is the longest stretch of its kind going back to 1988, when CBRE initially started tracking this data.
By Bob Trebilcock · January 15, 2019
One of Canada’s largest retail brands took bulk handling to new levels of automation and efficiency at its new Ontario DC.
By MMH Staff · January 15, 2019
The Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network (APASS) connects vendors with companies and labs that can help test, design, and supply protective packaging in line with Amazon’s Packaging Certification requirements.

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