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The National Retail Federation: 2020 Retail Imports May Break Record Despite Pandemic

Imports seen during 2020 appear to be headed toward a new record despite the coronavirus pandemic, and remain at high levels as 2021 begins, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report just released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
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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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