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imports

Global supply chains under strain

WASHINGTON — Imports at retail container ports reflect robust consumer demand in the United States as well as the economic and logistical disruptions that have snarled global supply chains over the past 17 months, according to the latest Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates. “Operational constraints brought about

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