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Global Port Tracker

Retail imports to show record growth in 2021

Retail imports to show record growth in 2021

WASHINGTON – Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to end 2021 with both the largest volume and fastest growth on record despite supply chain disruptions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released Wednesday by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. “This has

Retail imports at near-record levels, NRF reports

Retail imports at near-record levels, NRF reports

WASHINGTON – Imports are expected to remain at near-record levels through the holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released Tuesday by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. But bottlenecks remain a challenge. “Dockworkers are unloading ships as fast as they can, but the challenge is to move the containers out

Retail imports remain strong but growth slows

Retail imports remain strong but growth slows

WASHINGTON – Growth in imports at the nation’s largest retail container ports is slowing due to pandemic-related supply chain disruptions, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released Thursday by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. “Year-over-year growth isn’t as dramatic as it was earlier because we’re now comparing against months when most

Record retail imports expected in 2021

Record retail imports expected in 2021

WASHINGTON – This is shaping up to be another record period for retail imports, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released Monday by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. Imports at the nation’s largest retail container ports are expected to set new monthly records from now into the summer as the nation’s

Imports set record last year despite COVID, and remain high

WASHINGTON — According to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released this month by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates, imports seen during 2020 appear to be headed toward a new record despite the coronavirus pandemic, and remain at high levels as 2021 begins. “Nobody would have thought last spring that 2020 would

NRF sees record-high imports ahead of holidays

NRF sees record-high imports ahead of holidays

NEW YORK – Retailers replenishing shelves and stocking up ahead of the year-end holidays helped push imports to an all-time high, according to the National Retail Federation. The trade group on October 9 released its latest Global Port Tracker, which measures import cargo volumes at the nation’s major seaports. The report is released monthly by

NRF: Estimated March imports hit five-year low

NRF: Estimated March imports hit five-year low

WASHINGTON – Estimates show that imports at major U.S. retail container ports dropped to their lowest level in five years in March, according to the Global Port Tracker report released Tuesday by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. And imports are projected to remain significantly below normal levels through early summer as the coronavirus