Imports

By Jeff Berman · December 8, 2017
November shipments were up 3.9% annually to 979,797 topping October’s 1,016,892. Import volumes have been up for nine consecutive months and 16 of the past 17 months. In 2017, U.S.-bound shipments have been up every month except for February.
By Jeff Berman · July 17, 2017
June shipments at 958,294 were up 2.8% annually, which was off from May’s 3.3% annual spread.
By Jeff Berman · May 23, 2017
April shipments at 950,408 saw a 9.7% gain on an annual basis, which Panjiva said represents the fastest rate of growth going back to February 2016, and comes on the heels of a 8.7% annual gain in April that led to a 17.3% annual increase in the U.S. trade deficit.
By Jeff Berman · March 13, 2017
The company said the February imports––at 837,700––marked an 8 percent annual decline, representing the first time there was not an annual increase since June 2016.
By LM Staff · February 16, 2017
Total POLA January volume was up 17.4 percent annually at 826,640 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEU), marking the highest-volume January in its 110-year history, and POLB January volumes rose 8.7 percent annually to 582,689 TEU.
By Jeff Berman · November 15, 2016
October shipments––at 982,387––were up 5.6 percent compared to September and up 7.4 percent annually for its fastest pace since February, as well as marking the fourth straight month of import growth.
By Jeff Berman · October 11, 2016
September shipments––at 927,600––were up 1.3 percent annually and down 11.2 percent compared to August’s 1,042,942 which marked the first time shipments for a single month have eclipsed the 1 million mark.
By Jeff Berman · September 12, 2016
In light of the recent bankruptcy filing by Hanjin Shipping, United States-bound retail imports are expected to be at near-peak levels in September, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report issued late last week by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
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By Jeff Berman · February 23, 2016
Aided by favorable annual comparisons, United States-bound waterborne shipments began 2016 on a good note, according to data from Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers.
By Jeff Berman · December 9, 2015
The theme for the 2015 holiday season in terms of holiday season import cargo volumes could well be “holding steady,” according to the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
By Jeff Berman · November 23, 2015
The total number of October shipments at 913,543 was flat compared to September, which was consistent with growth patterns in recent years, with 2014 up 2 percent, 2013 up 3 percent, and 2012 down 1 percent.
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 · August 31, 2015
According to Panjiva data, July shipments-at 952,126-were up 1 percent over June, following sequential gains of 7 percent for May over April and 1 percent for June over May.
By Jeff Berman · August 3, 2015
Panjiva said that the 1 percent sequential growth was in line with typically flat growth from May to June, as higher monthly growth typically takes hold in July and August in advance of the holiday season.

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