Port Tracker

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 · August 10, 2015
Seasonal cargo flows appear set to take hold for United States-based retail container ports even with a glut of Transpacific trade capacity, 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 · July 8, 2015
Spurred on by expected volume gains due to what is expected to be a hectic back-to-school season, United States-based retail container ports are expected to see decent volume gains in the coming months. That is the working thesis of the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
By Jeff Berman · June 9, 2015
The most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates point to closer levels of normalcy at United States-based retail container ports on the heels of a recently inked West Coast port labor agreement between the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU).
By Jeff Berman · April 8, 2015
With the months-long West Coast port labor dispute settled to a degree, it appears that the table is set for healthy annual gains at U.S-based retail container ports in April, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.
By Jeff Berman · March 10, 2015
While the months-long West Coast port labor dispute between the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union reached a cease fire, with the parties coming to terms on a tentative new five-year labor contract late last month, the subsequent cargo backlog at United States West Coast ports is expected to see cargo volumes head up, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
By Jeff Berman · February 11, 2015
Even with the months-long labor dispute between the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union still in full effect, with the possibility of a full-blown West Coast port shutdown rising, the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates issued today is calling for import volume growth at U.S-based container retail ports.
By Jeff Berman · January 9, 2015
While congestion still reigns at United States-based West Coast ports due to a variety of factors, import volumes are still showing decent growth, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.
By Jeff Berman · November 11, 2014
On the heels of record-breaking volumes in September and October, the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates expects import cargo volumes at United States-based retail container ports to slow down in November.
By Jeff Berman · October 10, 2014
When it comes to the themes of higher than usual import volumes at United States-based retail container ports–for a few different reasons–the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates did not disappoint.
By Jeff Berman · August 12, 2014
In echoing what has become a common refrain in recent months, the monthly Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates continues to call for increased import activity at United States-based retail container ports.
By Jeff Berman · July 9, 2014
As negotiations between the PMA and ILWU continues, Port Tracker stated that July volumes could top 1.5 million containers, which would represent the single highest monthly volume in five years.
By Jeff Berman · June 9, 2014
With the June 30 deadline for contract talks for West Coast dockworkers between the between the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) approaching, import activity at United States-based retail container ports is expected to see earlier than usual gains for this time of year, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report.
By Jeff Berman · May 7, 2014
Growth is anticipated in the coming months at U.S. retail container ports despite some looming challenges along the way, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
By Patrick Burnson · April 9, 2014
With the Panama canal expansion meeting its deadline in late 2015, shippers are busy determining which gateways would best serve their future needs. But even more strategic complexity has been introduced this year with consolidation of ocean carrier services. Rather than whistling in the dark, the leading ocean cargo gateways are keeping their guard up.

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