Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to post year-over-year increases of 1.8 percent for December and 2.3 percent for the year, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report produced by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
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09 Dec 2013
06 Dec 2013
China’s grip on U.S. footwear imports has been slipping since 2009, leaving room for developing nations to increase their market shares.
25 Nov 2013
The Stifel Nicolaus Logistics Confidence Index, a monthly survey of international shippers and forwarders measuring Europe-based air and ocean freight trade lanes...
21 Nov 2013
Japan’s trade surplus with the United States widened 38.8 percent in October from a year earlier to 577.2 billion yen ($5.77 billion) as exports surged at a much faster pace than imports, according to preliminary figures released by the Finance Ministry this week.
20 Nov 2013
U.S. beef exports in September remained ahead of 2012 levels, but pork exports continued to face “a number of challenges"...
13 Nov 2013
U.S. containerized exports jumped 8.2 percent year-over-year in August, to 1,073,240 20-foot-equivalent units, according to preliminary figures from PIERS, a JOC sister company. This was the highest number of exports within a month since March 2012.
12 Nov 2013
The monthly Global Port Tracker report, published by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates, has downgraded its prediction for total imports at U.S. ports in 2013...
11 Nov 2013
The cost of apparel production in Bangladesh will rise “markedly” in the coming years, pushing down containerized exports to the U.S., said Journal of Commerce Economist Mario Moreno.
08 Nov 2013
U.S. steel imports in September totaled 2.761 million tons, declining 4.1 percent from August, but increasing 6.1 percent from September 2012, according to government reporting.
07 Nov 2013
U.S. containerized imports climbed 5.2 percent year-over-year in August, according to advance figures from PIERS, a JOC sister company. U.S. containerized imports totaled 1.62 million 20-foot-equivalent units in August. This was the largest year-over-year jump since February 2013.