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​​​​​​Port, Airport & Global Infrastructure (PAGI) Seaport Outlook | 2017​

As the global shipping industry continues to shift through bankruptcies, mergers and alliances, competition between ports is heating up. Larger ships mean fewer port calls and the completion of the Panama Canal expansion has opened up new opportunities for East Coast ports.

But not all the East Coast ports are prepared to receive these large ships just yet. This could impact shipping companies and whether or not they decide to utilize the Canal for their routes. Expect to see less than full capacity at the Canal as a result—at least in the short term—until infrastructure improvements are complete at these East Coast ports.

Our 2017 North American Seaport Outlook takes a closer look at the critical "first mile" near ports—and the urgent need for infrastructure improvements to support mega-ships. Given warehouse vacancy rates are near historic lows in all port gateways, many users are being forced to expand their search outside the "first mile." 

Learn more about the challenges a large number of ports face as they modernize operations to meet this growing demand. And then compare industrial property fundamentals with TEU volumes at major North American ports based on your investment needs with our interactive ports​ comparison tool

Want even more? Download your copy for additional industry-leading insight, including why Gulf Coast ports are rising, the implications a NAFTA revision could have on the logistics market and the reasons rail must become more nimble as competition intensifies.

Here are five things to keep an eye on in the coming months:

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