Port Tracker

By Jeff Berman · September 10, 2013
It appears that there are some encouraging things happening on the economic front that maybe, just maybe, could be cause for some long-term optimism.
By Jeff Berman · September 9, 2013
Even in a relatively tepid economic environment, there are indications holiday–related import activity is gaining traction, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
By Jeff Berman · August 13, 2013
The monthly Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates released today is calling for import volume at United States major retail container ports to rise 1.7 percent annually in August.
By Jeff Berman · July 10, 2013
Barring a sudden shift in economic activity, United States-bound import activity is expected to remain along its current trend lines of slow growth, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker North America report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.
By Jeff Berman · May 14, 2013
The report noted that import growth at major U.S.-based retail container ports is expected to increase 3.3 percent annually in May, but cautioned that growth could slow down considerably by the end of the summer.
By Jeff Berman · April 10, 2013
Now that the impact of federal budget sequestration on the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is on hold, the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates is calling for gains in April United States-bound import cargo levels.
By Jeff Berman · February 11, 2013
Citing a tentative labor contract deal recently reached at East Coast and Gulf Coast ports and uncertainty regarding West Coast ports labor negotiations, the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates is calling for February import cargo volume at major United States-based retail container ports to increase 8.5 percent annually.
By Jeff Berman · January 11, 2013
With the current status of labor negotiations between the International Longshoremen’s Association and the United States Maritime Alliance at East and Gulf Coast ports in flux, import volume growth is expected to show modest 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 15, 2012
Despite the disruptive weather-related events caused by Hurricane Sandy, specifically in the Northeast region of the United States import volume growth continues to grow at a relatively strong pace, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.
By Jeff Berman · October 9, 2012
While many supply chain stakeholders maintain that recent incarnations of Peak Season are lacking compared to previous years, it appears that seasonal volume growth is occurring through October, according to data from the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
By Jeff Berman · September 11, 2012
The report is calling for September import cargo volume at U.S.-based retail container ports to increase 8.5 percent annually, which is up from a previous estimate of 7.3 percent.
By Jeff Berman · July 11, 2012
The report is calling for July import cargo volume to increase 1.6 percent annually, with modest annual gains expected in subsequent months into the holiday shipping cycle.
By Jeff Berman · June 13, 2012
Staying in tune with its forecast a month ago, sustained growth is expected for import cargo volume in the coming months, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.
By Jeff Berman · May 15, 2012
April container volumes for the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) were markedly improved over March, with the port announcing that container volumes for the month represented the single best output for the month of April in POLA history.
By Jeff Berman · May 8, 2012
Gradual economic growth patterns continue to be the norm based on data released in the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.

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