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