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Friday, February 9, 2024
A tug escorts a containership at the Port of Los Angeles, California. Photo: Robert V Schwemmer / Shutterstock.com
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US Container Imports Expected to Rise in First Half of 2024

The first half of this year is projected to see an increase in inbound cargo volume at major U.S. container ports despite recent attacks on ships in the Red

February 9, 2024
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Monday, January 8, 2024
The Port of Savannah's Garden City Terminal courtesy Georgia Ports Authority
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Red Sea Disruptions Seen Impacting US East Coast Ports

With the holiday season over, the volume of inbound cargo at the nation’s major container ports is projected to gradually slow down in the first quarter

January 8, 2024
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Monday, December 11, 2023
A containership at the Port of Long Beach
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US Container Imports Peaked Late in 2023, NRF Says

Imports at major U.S. container ports is projected to continue its slowdown in the remaining weeks of 2023 after peaking later than expected this fall,

December 11, 2023
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Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Container vessel approaching the terminal at the Port of Savannah, Georgia
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NRF Says U.S. Container Imports Starting to Wind Down

Inbound cargo volume at the nation’s major container ports is expected to slow during the remainder of 2023 after surpassing the 2 million TEU mark for

November 8, 2023
Total Views: 1084

Monday, October 23, 2023
Containership berthed at the Port of Los Angeles
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Port of Los Angeles Reports Increase in September Cargo Volumes

The Port of Los Angeles has announced a rise in cargo volumes for the month of September, following in the footsteps of its neighboring Port of Long Beach. The

October 23, 2023
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Tuesday, October 10, 2023
A tug escorts a containership at the Port of Los Angeles, California. Photo: Robert V Schwemmer / Shutterstock.com
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US Import Cargo Volume Hits 2023 Peak

The nation’s major container ports have already reached their anticipated peak for import cargo volume this year, signaling a gradual slowdown as the

October 10, 2023
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Friday, September 8, 2023
A worker on a container crane at the Port of Los Angeles
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NRF: U.S. Container Imports Show Retailers’ Optimism for Holiday Season

Import cargo volume at major US container ports is expected to reach 2 million TEUs in September and October, signaling retailers’ optimism for the

September 8, 2023
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Monday, August 7, 2023
Containership berthed at the Port of Los Angeles
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U.S. Ports Brace for Highest Import Cargo Volume in Almost a Year

Import cargo volume at major U.S. container ports is expected to reach its highest level in nearly a year this month as retailers prepare for the winter

August 7, 2023
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Monday, July 10, 2023
Port of Seattle at night
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U.S. Container Imports Expected to Peak in August as Labor Disputes Pose Supply Chain Concerns

U.S. container imports are expected to peak in August at a little over 2 million TEUs before slowly backing off, according to the National Retail

July 10, 2023
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Thursday, June 8, 2023
The shipping ports of Los Angeles (top left) and Long Beach are seen from the window of a commercial aircraft over Long Beach, California, U.S. March 13, 2023. REUTERS/Chris Helgren
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Retailers: Falling U.S. Container Imports at Odds with Consumer Spending Growth

Despite a rise in consumer spending, U.S. container imports are expected to be 22% lower in the first half of 2023 compared to the same period last year,

June 8, 2023
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Monday, May 8, 2023
Aerial photo of the port of Long Beach
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US Retail Imports Expected to Remain Below 2022

U.S. ports are seeing a rise in import cargo volume after a near three-year low in February, according to the Global Port Tracker report released on Monday by

May 8, 2023
Total Views: 981

Friday, April 14, 2023
Trucks At Port Of LA
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 US Retail Sales ‘Moderated’ in March But ‘Positive Growth’ Expected in 2023

Retail sales in the United States slowed down in March, but still saw a growth compared to the same period last year, according to the National Retail

April 14, 2023
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Friday, April 7, 2023
Cargo containers pile up at a marine terminal at the Port of Los Angeles.
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US Container Imports Climbing But Will Stay Well-Below Pandemic Peaks

Import cargo volume at the nation’s busiest container ports should climb steadily through this summer, but will remain well-below the record-setting levels

April 7, 2023
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Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Container Imports Expected to Slowly Climb from February Low
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Container Imports Expected to Slowly Climb from February Low

After experiencing one of the lowest levels of import cargo volume since the pandemic began, major container ports in the United States are expected to see a

March 8, 2023
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Wednesday, February 8, 2023
an overhead view of port of los angeles docks
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Container Imports Continue to Fall as Retailers Exercise Caution

Inbound cargo volume at major container ports across the U.S. is expected to drop to the lowest level in nearly three years this month as retailers remain

February 8, 2023
Total Views: 1696

Monday, January 9, 2023
port of los angeles and long beach
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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
A containership at the Port of Long Beach
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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
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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 view of a 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: 1134

Friday, November 4, 2022
port of los angeles
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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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