The coronavirus pandemic has shaken and rearranged trade and supply chains in Miami-Dade County, home to PortMiami and Miami International Airport, global hubs for international trade. It has also pushed the country into an economic downturn, causing a collapse in demand for many products. But this enormous trade system — which includes importers, exporters, logistics firms, freight forwarders, warehouses, customs brokers, transporters and others — continues to function even as it deals with shortages of merchandise, demand spikes, business closings, import delays, sick employees, and the need to reduce personnel.
New project deliveries, continued cannabis legalization, a decline in manufacturing, faster e-commerce deliveries and the upcoming presidential election will all have an impact on the U.S. industrial sector in 2020, experts say. Here are eight predictions for the industrial sector in the new year:
Trade between Latin American countries and the United States is shaping South Florida’s industrial market.
The amount of exports and imports traded increased by 9.1% year-over-year in 2018 up to 2.4 million tons, according the 2019 South Florida Industrial Market Outlook report by Houston-based commercial real estate firm Transwestern. Continue reading