Hackett Associates

By Jeff Berman · September 8, 2017
Records are made to be broken for many different things, and in the case of United States-bound retail container volumes, records are being set in recent months, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report issued this week by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
By Jeff Berman · August 11, 2017
Keeping in line with recent sentiment, the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report issued by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates is calling for United States-bound retail container volumes to hit an all-time high in August.
By Jeff Berman · July 10, 2017
June was projected to come in at 1.66 million TEU for a 5.3% annual increase, and July was pegged at 1.71 million TEU for a 5.1% increase, with August expected to be up 2.2% annually at 1.75 million TEU. September and October are slotted for 1.66 million TEU and1.71 million TEU for an increase of 4.3% and 2.2%, respectively.
By Jeff Berman · April 13, 2017
As was the case in its previous edition, growth prospects for United States-bound retail container imports in the coming months, buoyed by signs of economic improvement, appear to remain firmly in place, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report issued earlier this week by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
By Jeff Berman · August 9, 2016
Despite the presence of still-high inventory levels, typical seasonal patterns appear to be intact for United States-bound retail imports, according to the most recent edition of the issued today by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
By Jeff Berman · July 12, 2016
While school has not been out of session for all that long, it is not too early to start thinking about later this summers and early fall, when things start back up. That was the main message, especially from an import perspective, in the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report issued by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
By Patrick Burnson · June 7, 2016
With the complex economic and global trade environment pushing rates higher and capacity tighter, shippers and their procurement teams are under pressure to nail down the right suppliers and transportation partners—while squeezing as much value as possible out of their transportation network.
By Jeff Berman · March 2, 2016
A mixed global economic outlook based on recent projections both the global and North American economies was evident in the most recent edition of the “Global Trade Pulse” from global maritime and trade consultancy Hackett Associates.
By Jeff Berman · January 25, 2016
Various global economic concerns and trends made their presence felt in both North America and Europe, according to the most recent edition of the “Global Trade Pulse” from global maritime and trade consultancy Hackett Associates.
By Jeff Berman · January 4, 2016
An ongoing lackluster economic outlook remains intact for Northern Europe, according to the most recent edition of the “Global Port Tracker: North Europe Trade Outlook” by maritime consultancy Hackett Associates and the Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.
By Jeff Berman · October 9, 2015
As was the case a month ago, the Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates is calling for annual import cargo volume gains at United States ports, as retailers gear up for the holiday season.
By Jeff Berman · October 7, 2015
As evidenced by the widening gap in the United States trade deficit, which has seen imports far outpacing exports for years on end, the September edition of the “Global Trade Pulse” from global maritime and trade consultancy Hackett Associates paints a similar picture for trade activity in North America, with some overlapping themes apparent in the report’s European data, too.
By Jeff Berman · September 9, 2015
With the holiday season quickly approaching, gains in imports are following, according to the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
By Jeff Berman · September 1, 2015
Hackett observed in the new report that China’s economy has lost steam, with actual growth falling short of targeted rates, while the United States most recent second quarter GDP reading at 3.7 percent outpaced expected targets, even though it was negatively impacted by gains in manufacturing and retail inventories.
By Jeff Berman · August 3, 2015
Hackett officials described this new offering as a short-term index that offers up “the sentiment for trade at a glance,” akin to other key economic metrics like the PMI and Consumer and Carrier confidence indices, while providing access to specifically see where a group of economic indicators are in relation to trade for the current month, too.

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