Wal-Mart remained the No. 1 importer of containerized ocean cargo in the latest annual ranking of The Journal of Commerce Top 100 U.S. Importers and Exporters, increasing its shipping volume into the United States 1.8 percent in 2010.
The world’s largest retailer imported 696,000 20-foot equivalent units last year, up from 684,000 TEUs in 2009. The company also was No. 39 on the Top Exporters 2010 list with 28,000 TEUs shipped out of the U.S.
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Wal-Mart, which employs 2 million people, brought in $405 billion in net sales in its last fiscal year ending Jan. 31, and has 8,416 stores worldwide, with half of those international.
The JOC's full Top 100 Importers and Exporters list is published in the May 30 edition of The Journal of Commerce.