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gCaptain’s full coverage of U.S. retail imports through the top container ports.


Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Container vessel approaching the terminal at the Port of Savannah, Georgia
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Retailers Raise U.S. Imports Forecast as Growth Continues

Inbound cargo volume at major U.S. container ports is projected to exceed 2 million units in May, the first time since last Fall, as import growth continues

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Friday, March 8, 2024
US Container Imports Resilient Despite Shipping Challenges
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US Container Imports Resilient Despite Shipping Challenges

Inbound cargo volume at the nation’s major container ports remains poised for year-over-year growth through the first half of 2024 despite disruptions caused

March 8, 2024
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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
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Tuesday, November 7, 2023
A containership at the Port of Long Beach
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U.S. Container Imports Continue to Rise, Outpacing Pre-Pandemic Levels

U.S. container import volume saw a significant increase in October 2023 compared to September and has even surpassed the levels seen in October 2019 before the

November 7, 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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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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Friday, May 12, 2023
A containership at the Port of Long Beach
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Trade Soft at Port of Long Beach

Cargo container traffic slowed at the Port of Long Beach in April as consumers continued to limit purchases and shippers shuffled trade from the West Coast to

May 12, 2023
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Tuesday, May 9, 2023
A containership at the Port of Long Beach
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China Surge Helps Push US Container Imports Up in April

Descartes’ latest Global Shipping report highlights an increase in U.S. container import volumes in April 2023, with a significant surge in imports from

May 9, 2023
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Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Cargo containers pile up at a marine terminal at the Port of Los Angeles.
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West Coast Ports Losing 1 Million TEUs Per Year to Eastward Import Shift

Over one million twenty-foot equivalent import containers per year have shifted away from U.S. West Coast ports, with Gulf Coast ports being the biggest

April 18, 2023
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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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Tuesday, April 11, 2023
an overhead view of port of los angeles docks
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Descartes: Container Imports Continue to Track at Pre-Pandemic Levels

Logistics software provider Descartes Systems Group has released its April Global Shipping Report, revealing a significant increase in U.S. container import

April 11, 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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Friday, March 17, 2023
an overhead view of port of los angeles docks
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As U.S. Imports Slow, Ports Eye Shipping Turnaround Later This Year

By Lisa Baertlein LOS ANGELES, March 16 (Reuters) – The leader of the busiest U.S. seaport on Friday said February’s cargo volume hit the

March 17, 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, March 1, 2023
smoke pollution coming from a container ship
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New Report Reveals Ocean Shipping Emissions of Top U.S. Importers

The top U.S. importers emitted 3.5 million metric tons of greenhouse gases from shipping during the height of the pandemic-driven imports surge in 2021,

March 1, 2023
Total Views: 2300
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