NEW SoCAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER FOR UPS
ONTARIO - 12/16/05 - UPS has opened a new distribution center campus in Southern California's Inland Empire region, adjacent to Ontario International Airport and east of the massive Los Angeles-Long Beach port "load center."
Despite the supply chain crunch that shippers have occasionally experienced in Southern California, transportation analysts say the region will remain the top pick for industrial real estate developers because most of the freight coming from Asia to the US will continue to pass through the region.
Already, Southern California has roughly 1.1 billion square feet of industrial warehouse space, almost twice that of other distribution hubs such as New Jersey, Chicago, Atlanta, and Dallas.
Simply put, they have said, Southern California will continue to receive the greatest share of Asian import trade for years to come, and, while East Coast ports are starting to attract more all-water service from Asia, those analysts say Southern California will maintain its lead in the field.
The US West Coast has lost less than 1% of the market share since 2001, which means it has kept pace with growing Asian trade volumes and competition from East Coast ports.
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