Port Tracker

By Jeff Berman · November 9, 2016
Gains in United States-bound retail imports are expected with the holiday shopping season now officially underway, 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 · October 10, 2016
As the calendar continues to move along, numbers for United States-bound retail imports are expected to be typical seasonal gains, 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.
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.
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 Jeff Berman · June 7, 2016
Keeping in line with its previous edition, the Port Tracker report issued today by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates pointed to slow growth in the summer months for United States-based retail container ports.
By Jeff Berman · May 10, 2016
Slow to lackluster global trade themes were apparent in the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
By Jeff Berman · April 8, 2016
United States-bound import volumes appear to be taking steps to more normalized seasonal patterns, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report issued today by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
By Jeff Berman · February 9, 2016
Even with expected import cargo volume declines in the coming months, the Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates expects volumes to be up for the first half of 2016.
By Jeff Berman · January 8, 2016
The most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates expects retail import volumes to tail off during the first quarter of 2016, with the holiday shipping season complete.
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 · 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 10, 2015
Annual growth for import cargo volume at United States-based retail container ports appears to be in the cards with holiday shopping season underway, according to the Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
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 · 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.

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