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Port Tracker Report Points To Import Cargo Growth With Tariff Hikes Expected

The theme of tariffs influencing increased import activity at United States-based retail container ports, coupled with rising retail sales, remains fully intact with according to the Port Tracker report, which was just released by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.

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Sea Container Imports Seen Growing 7 Percent In 2017

Imports at the United States’ major container ports were projected to grow 7 percent last year over 2016 levels due to improving retail sales throughout 2017 and a strong holiday season, according to the monthly “Global Port Tracker” report published by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and consultancy Hackett Associates.

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Port Tracker Report Bullish On Import Growth In Months Ahead

Strong United States-bound retail container imports appears to be in the cards in the coming 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.

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