Chassis Smarter Perspective

Transportation
Intermodal Chassis Market Update - Q2 2021

By Derek Brennan and Brendan Corboy

In this article we deliver a brief overview of the logistics associated with the import and export of containerized freight and provide our observations on the current state of the intermodal chassis market one year after freight traffic reached its lowest level of the ongoing pandemic.

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Intellectual Property
Hidden Asset: IPV4 Address Blocks

Guest Lee Howard, Steve Katz (Host)

Lee Howard, Senior Vice President at Hilco Streambank and IPv4.Global, joins Steve Katz on the Hilco Global Smarter Perspectives Podcast Series to discuss the potential for corporations, universities, and other organizations to achieve needed liquidity by leveraging an often underutilized and misunderstood IP asset: their IPv4 address blocks.

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Jewelry Industry
Asset-Based Lending Guidelines and More

Guest Stephen D'Aquila, Steve Katz (Host)

Stephen D'Aquila, Vice President at Hilco Valuation Services and a jewelry industry specialists joins Steve Katz on the Hilco Global Smarter Perspectives Podcast Series to discuss the state of the industry one year into the global pandemic, and some guidelines that he suggests for lenders to follow in order to more effectively evaluate both prospective jewelry industry borrowers and existing portfolio accounts during this volatile pandemic period.

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Cannabis
Keeping Pace Critical for Cannabis Businesses Amid Strong Growth and Technology Driven Advancements

By John Sharpe

In this article, we take a look at the impressive growth of the U.S. cannabis market over the course of the ongoing pandemic as well as the industry’s current and future prospects and challenges. As of April 2021, 17 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and Guam have all passed laws legalizing the recreational use and sale of cannabis for adults 21 years of age and older, although retail sales from dispensaries are not yet permitted in Vermont, D.C. and Guam. 39 states as well as the District of Columbia and Guam have legalized the use of medical cannabis.

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Automotive
The Empty Space Between Cars on Dealer Lots is Growing

By Keith Spacapan

April 26, 2021— In January, a survey was taken of industry economists when the seasonally adjusted annualized rate of sales (SAAR) for light-duty vehicles had been flirting with 16 million vehicles for the better part of six months. At the time, few experts forecast 2021 U.S. sales above 16 million vehicles. The sales momentum from December that carried over to January looked to stall in February due to severe winter weather. So, no one was expecting a SAAR of 17.8 million in March, a 55% increase from last year’s 11.4 million vehicles.

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