retail imports

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

Friday, March 17, 2023
an overhead view of port of los angeles docks

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

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

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
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Wednesday, February 8, 2023
an overhead view of port of los angeles docks

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

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

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

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
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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
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Friday, November 4, 2022
port of los angeles

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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Tuesday, October 11, 2022
an overhead view of port of los angeles docks

U.S. Import Volume Heads South in September, But Still Above Pre-Pandemic Levels

U.S. container import volumes have finally started to fall off the proverbial cliff that some in the industry have been predicting for months. Data analytics

October 11, 2022
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Friday, October 7, 2022

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

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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Friday, September 16, 2022

Falling Imports at Largest U.S. Port Hint at Weaker Demand

By Augusta Saraiva (Bloomberg) — The number of containers arriving at the busiest US port of Los Angeles dropped by the most since the early days of

September 16, 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

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

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
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Thursday, August 18, 2022

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
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Wednesday, August 17, 2022
an overhead view of port of los angeles docks

Port of Los Angeles Calls for More Cargo as Fluidity Improves

The nation’s top port for containers is out with some big numbers again today. The Port of Los Angeles reported preliminary July figures showing an

August 17, 2022
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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

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
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Friday, July 15, 2022
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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
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