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March 11, 2014

Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 12.4% in March 2014 as retailers begin to stock up for the spring and the summer season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.

September 9, 2013

Washington, D.C - Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to grow 5.1% in September over the same month last year as retailers head into the holiday season. U.S. ports followed by the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the NRF and Hackett Associates handled 1.43 million Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in July, the latest month for which after-the-fact numbers are available. 

February 12, 2013

A report released Friday by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates estimated that retail imports will increase 8.5% in February, after a contract deal between the East Coast and Gulf Coast dockworkers is finalized.

A report released Friday by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates estimated that retail imports will increase 8.5% in February, after a contract deal between the East Coast and Gulf Coast dockworkers is finalized.

The monthly Global Port Tracker report said that, had a key West Coast agreement also been settled, import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports would possibly have seen an additional rise. 

January 14, 2013

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 2.3% in January over the same month last year, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

Meanwhile, port workers say they’re ready to strike at East Coast and Gulf Coast docks.

October 10, 2012

As retailers stock up for the holiday season, import cargo volumes at the nation’s major ports are expected to rise 9.9% in October, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation (NFR) and Hackett Associates.

July 11, 2012

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 1.6% in July compared with the same month last year, and modest year-over-year increases are expected through the holiday season shipping cycle, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

June 19, 2012

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 4.8% in June compared with the same month last year, and year-over-year increases are expected to continue into the holiday season shipping cycle, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.


May 9, 2012

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports will be flat in May compared with the same month last year, but is expected to see solid year-over-year increases through this summer and the back-to-school season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. 

February 21, 2012

The monthly Global Port Tracker report, released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates, said that import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to be down 6.8% in February from the same month a year ago. However, volumes should show year-over-year increases through most of the remaining first half of 2012. 

January 16, 2012

A report released Thursday by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates said import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports should be nearly flat during January compared with the same month last year, but significant year-over-year increases are expected this spring.

December 15, 2011

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports should be up 0.3% in December compared with the same month last year, as retailers head to the finish line of the holiday shopping season, according to the monthly “Global Port Tracker” report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

November 8, 2011

A report released Tuesday by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates said that import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports has started to decline for the fall, and November is forecast at 1.9% below the same month last year.

The decrease is attributed to the fact that most retailers already have their holiday season merchandise either on their shelves or en route to their stores. 

October 20, 2011

A report released Tuesday by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates said that import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 2.6% in October over the same month last year and should reach its highest level of the year as retailers stock up for the holiday season.

July 14, 2011

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is staying at about the same levels this summer as last year, although traffic is expected to pick up this fall, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.

June 20, 2011

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to remain at about the same levels as last year through July before starting to resume increases later this summer, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.

April 11, 2011

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to grow 9% in April, compared with the same month a year ago, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to grow 9% in April, compared with the same month a year ago, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.

March 8, 2011

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to grow 11% in March, compared with the same month a year ago, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.

February 18, 2011

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to grow 11% in February over the same month last year, and increase 6% over the first half of 2011, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.

November 7, 2010

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to grow 9%...