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  • 10 January 2017

    Imports at the major US retail container ports saw a larger than expected increase during the industry’s busy holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and consulting firm Hackett Associates. Ports covered by Global Port Tracker handled 1.64 million TEU in November, the latest month […]

  • 10 August 2017

    August is expected to be the busiest month on record for imports at the US major retail container ports and 2017 is on track to set a new annual high, according to the new monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates. The rise is attributed to the […]

  • 10 March 2017

    Despite developments in Washington, imports at the major US retail container ports should see double-digit year-over-year increases for the next two months as a growing economy drives the demand for affordable merchandise, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and consulting firm Hackett Associates. “The threat of […]

  • 12 October 2010

    US container imports are likely to decline for the remainder of the year after reaching their peak in August, according to the most recent Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.

  • 11 April 2017

    Imports at US major retail container ports should continue to increase throughout the spring and summer, according to the new monthly Global Port Tracker report published by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. The rise is attributed to the improvement of the nation’s economy. “Our view that imports will continue to be stable despite the uncertainties […]

  • 9 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    Some U.S. retailers are paying less to transport their merchandise this year due to the use of more large-capacity ships by ocean carriers, as the increased capacity has driven down freight rates, but the relief could be short-lived because some lines have already canceled voyages to counteract the downward trend, according to Ben Hackett of Hackett Associates. […]

  • 11 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    Import cargo volume at major retail container ports in the US is expected to be at some of its highest levels ever during the next few months despite a falloff from last year’s record-setting numbers, according to the Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. “Retailers are importing less merchandise than […]

  • 11 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    Import cargo volume at major U.S. retail container ports is expected to increase 8.3 percent this month over the same time last year as consumers begin their holiday shopping, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates. The cargo report comes as NRF is […]

  • 12 February 2018

    2018 promises to be a good year for U.S. container ports building on solid market fundamentals like higher employment and improved confidence coupled with the pro-growth tax reform benefits, according to the Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy of the U.S. National Retail Federation Jonathan Gold. Imports at the major U.S. retail container ports are expected to grow […]

  • 9 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Import cargo volume at major US retail container ports has returned to normal levels following ratification of a new West Coast labor agreement, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. Ports covered by Global Port Tracker handled 1.52 million TUEs in April, the latest month […]

  • 13 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    Containerized cargo volumes at the U.S. ports are expected to rise year-on-year during most of the first half of 2015 despite significant congestion still impacting West Coast ports, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the U.S. National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. Ports covered by Global Port Tracker handled 1.39 million Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units […]

  • 10 July 2014

    With West Coast longshoremen still negotiating a new contract, retailers are bringing holiday merchandise into the U.S. at record levels to protect against potential supply chain disruptions, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.     Import volume at major U.S. container ports is expected […]

  • 10 March 2016

    Import cargo volume at major US retail container ports is expected to grow toward the summer despite difficult comparisons with last year’s patterns, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. “Comparisons are still complicated because of last year’s situation at the West Coast ports but should clear […]

  • 9 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Import cargo volume at major US retail container ports is expected to increase 7.3 percent in July over the same time last year as retailers stock up for the back-to-school season, according to the Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. June was estimated at 1.56 million TEU, up 5.5 […]

  • 10 April 2014
    Business & Finance

    Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 6.1 percent in April, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report. “With winter over, retailers are stocking up in anticipation of a busy spring and summer,” NRF Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy Jonathan Gold said. “Consumers can expect […]

  • 10 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    An increase in cargo import cargo volume at major retail container ports in the US is expected in August as the seasonal peak approaches, the National Retail Federation (NRF) said in its Global Port Tracker report. Namely, cargo volume for 2016 are expected to end the year with a 1.6 percent increase over last year. “August is […]

  • 10 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    Import cargo volume at major US retail container ports is expected to decline year-over-year for the next few months but the first half of the year should still amount to a 4.5 percent increase compared with the same period last year, monthly Global Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates shows. “Retailers […]

  • 10 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    But imports are expected to fall to 1.78 million TEU in December, down 9.3 percent year-over-year.

  • 11 September 2017

    Growing imports at the US major retail container ports set an all-time monthly record this summer, and 2017 is forecast to reach a new yearly record, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report published by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates. However, despite the record imports, cargo volume increases are expected to […]

  • 9 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    Some U.S. retailers are paying less to transport their merchandise this year due to the use of more large-capacity ships by ocean carriers, as the increased capacity has driven down freight rates, but the relief could be short-lived because some lines have already canceled voyages to counteract the downward trend, according to Ben Hackett of Hackett Associates. […]

  • 9 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Import cargo volume at major US retail container ports is expected to increase 7.3 percent in July over the same time last year as retailers stock up for the back-to-school season, according to the Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. June was estimated at 1.56 million TEU, up 5.5 […]

  • 12 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    Imports at major retail container ports in the US are expected to be up 3.2 percent this December over the same time last year as stores bring in the last of the merchandise for the holiday season, according to a report released by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates. Ports covered by Global Port Tracker […]