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Monday, January 9, 2023
port of los angeles and long beach
Ports

Pandemic-Driven Shipping Surge has Come to an End, National Retail Federation Says

Container shipping’s pandemic-driven surge has finally come to end as imports through the United States’ major container ports falls below the 2

January 9, 2023
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Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Shipping

Winter Lull for U.S. Ports as Container Imports Continue to Wind Down

U.S. container ports are headed into their winter lull as holiday season nears the finish line and retail imports continue to wind down, the National Retail

December 7, 2022
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Thursday, November 17, 2022
A cargo ship is moored in the Port of Long Beach while cranes retrieve cargo containers from the ship
Shipping

Holiday Retail Sales Off to a Strong Start in U.S.

Retail sales grew again in October as consumers set aside concerns about inflation and got a jump start on the holiday season, according to the National Retail

November 17, 2022
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Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Aerial top view container ship
Shipping

U.S. Retail Imports Continue to Slow as Busy Holiday Season Ramps Up

Retail imports through the nation’s top container ports have continued to slow from records set earlier this year, with retailers well stocked for what

November 8, 2022
Total Views: 752

Friday, November 4, 2022
port of los angeles
Ports

This Year’s Holiday Spending Likely to Set New Record

The National Retail Federation is forecasting that holiday spending will be healthy this year despite inflationary challenges and consumers shifting back to

November 4, 2022
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Friday, October 7, 2022
Shipping

U.S. Imports’ Growth Has ‘Run Out of Steam’

The heady growth of U.S. imports that were a hallmark of the pandemic era has come to end. A new Global Ports Tracker report released Friday by the National

October 7, 2022
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Monday, October 3, 2022
Shipping

Inflation Concerns and High Interest Rates Haven’t Stopped U.S. Consumers from Spending

Consumers in the United States are shrugging off concerns about high inflation and interest rate hikes and continuing to spend, the National Retail Federation

October 3, 2022
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Thursday, September 22, 2022
Ports

Port Houston a Big Winner from West to East Cargo Shift

The Port of Houston has smashed its record for the highest number of containers handled in a single month as some U.S. imports have shifted from West to Gulf

September 22, 2022
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Thursday, September 15, 2022
A cargo ship is moored in the Port of Long Beach while cranes retrieve cargo containers from the ship
Shipping

American Consumers Continue to Buy Despite Inflation

American consumers are continuing to spend their money on retail goods despite persistent inflation and rising interest rates, the National Retail Federation

September 15, 2022
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Wednesday, September 7, 2022
an overhead view of port of los angeles docks
Ports

Retail Imports Growth Turns Negative as Fed Tries to Rein in Consumer Demand

More signs that container shipping’s pandemic-fueled bull run is starting to crack. The National Retail Federation (NRF) on Wednesday published its

September 7, 2022
Total Views: 1691

Thursday, August 18, 2022
Shipping

Retailers Face Inventory Glut as U.S. Consumers End Two-Year Buying Spree

By Augusta Saraiva (Bloomberg) — US retailers that stockpiled goods to cushion against supply-chain snarls are finding inventory reduction to be

August 18, 2022
Total Views: 1967

Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Shipping

U.S. Retail Sales Stay High in July Despite Inflation

New data from the National Retail Federation shows that core retail sales in U.S. rose in July even as overall sales reported by the Census Bureau remained

August 17, 2022
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Monday, August 8, 2022
port of los angeles-long beach
Shipping

2022 Retail Imports Set to Gain Over 2021 Despite Slow Down

Retail imports at the nation’s top ports are expected to slow “significantly” over the remainder of the year, but 2022 cargo volumes should

August 8, 2022
Total Views: 784

Friday, July 15, 2022
cargo containers
Shipping

U.S. Retail Sales Rise in June Despite Inflation

Retail sales in the U.S. increased in June even as inflation climbed higher and drove up prices across the board, the National Retail Federation said Friday.

July 15, 2022
Total Views: 683

Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Ports

U.S. Retail Imports Set Another Record Heading Into Peak Season

Retail imports set another record high this spring as the nation’s major container ports worked to reduce congestion and retailers stocked up before

July 12, 2022
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Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Shipping

U.S. Retail Ports See Record Imports Ahead of Rising Costs and Supply Chain Disruptions, NRF Says

Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports set a new record this spring and are expected to see near-record volume this month as retailers bring in

May 11, 2022
Total Views: 741

Friday, January 14, 2022
Shipping

U.S. Holiday Sales Endure Supply Chain Snags

Jan 14 (Reuters) – U.S. holiday sales in 2021 came in at a better-than-expected $886.7 billion, boosted by customers returning to stores and splurging

January 14, 2022
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Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Shipping

Holiday Spending Could Shatter Records Despite Supply Chain Disruptions

American consumers are expected to spend up to $859 billion on holiday shopping this season, possibly shattering previous records, the National Retail

October 27, 2021
Total Views: 773

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Shipping

US Retail Lobby Sends S.O.S. to Congress on Supply Chain Chaos

By Ana Monteiro (Bloomberg) — The U.S.’s biggest retail lobby asked Congress to pass a $1.2 trillion infrastructure package as well as update shipping

October 26, 2021
Total Views: 1706

Friday, October 8, 2021
containerships anchored off port of los angeles
Shipping

Retail Imports Remain Near Records, But Could Be Higher Without Port Congestion, NRF Says

Imports through the nation’s top retail containers ports should remain at near-record levels this month, but could be even higher if not for port

October 8, 2021
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