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Emerging Global Supply Chain Hubs

The global economy is not a static system. There are various forces creating fundamental changes, some temporary and some very long-term. In the quest for increased efficiency, or in reaction to new trade agreement frameworks, new shipping solutions are being developed for existing and emerging supply chain requirements. This post is the first of several discussing newly emerging air logistics hubs that are being created by the continuous change in the global economy.

GLDPartners Mobility Solutions Unveils New Website

GLDPartners is proud to announce the launch of our new mobility sector website. GLDPartners Mobility Solutions is our dedicated company that is working inside the automotive/mobility sector - including on testing and development facilities, new market entry strategies, public policy and infrastructure planning, supply chain management and economic development.

Global Auto Sector: At A Crossroads, Needs New Definitions

Conflicting market messages alongside a fascinatingly relentless march toward a complete overhaul of the automotive industry makes it very hard to provide simple explanations of the industry. It's important to get this right and understand what is now a complex industry that is better described as about "mobility" - and not your grandfather's car producing industry.

California and NAFTA Replacement: CA Gov-Elect Newsom Attends Mexican President’s Inauguration

California Gov.-elect Newsom attended Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s inauguration and the trip came after recent news that NAFTA will likely be replaced by the USMCA (US-Mexico-Canada Agreement). The agreement was signed by leaders of Canada, Mexico, on the US September, however it still requires legislative approval. The next California Governor has a lot at stake and is developing his own relationship with Mexico's President. There is good reason for Governor-Elect Newsome to be developing his own relationship with Mexico.

More Factories Crop Up Closer to Customers

Much has been written about the impact of e-commerce on real estate demand and “last mile” delivery. Contrary to what we hear about struggling malls and massive retail closures, the demand for real estate to feed the growing e-commerce demand, especially in urban areas, is increasing. It is all about the need to have warehouse space strategically located near the consumer. And now the same thing is happening as production moves closer to the customer.

GLDPartners Leads TIACA/Multimodal Strategy Discussion: Are Inland Ports in North America Overhyped or Are They the Next Big Thing?

GLDPartners Ports and Terminals Practice Leader Brendan Dugan led a strategic visioning session this week on the topic of inland ports at the TIACA/Multimodal meeting in Toronto this week. Entitled “Are Inland Ports in North America Overhyped or Are They the Next Big Thing?”, Brendan oversaw an in-depth conversation with experts representing the rail, investor/developer, logistics terminal operator, seaport perspective