Report | Port, Airport & Global Infrastructure (PAGI) - North America 2017
Based on conversations with importers, there seem to be two main reasons for increasing the amount of transloading and cross-docking near ports. The first is that e-commerce is gaining share of retail sales. Competition in e-commerce sales is based on delivery charges and order-to-delivery time. In order to compete, retailers need to hold more inventory in more locations.
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