Trends in Industrial Demand and U.S. Seaports

Congested seaports have received particular attention over the past year as record levels of inventory have piled up at ports and ships have been stuck offshore waiting to unload. While the current low levels of vacancy indicate robust demand for industrial assets, how closely is that demand tied to port activity? Is the current boom sustainable?

In a recent research brief from the NAIOP Research Foundation, “Seeing Past the Pandemic: Industrial Demand and U.S. Seaports,” authors from Avison young address these questions and examine the historical trends in port activity; local logistics employment; vacancies, rents and absorption rates in adjacent industrial markets; and more.

The brief's authors also led a webinar to share key takeaways and answer questions. NAIOP members can listen to the webinar on-demand.

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