Near-record volumes are in the cards in the coming months, says Port Tracker Report

Even with a fresh round of tariffs set to kick in on September 1, imports at United States-bound retail container ports are pegged to come in at near-record levels through the remainder of 2019, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report published this week by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates. Source: logistics Mgmt

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Port Tracker report signals volume growth will remain but at a reduced level

High levels of imports are expected to remain intact at United States-based retail container ports, albeit at a lower level than a year ago at this time, as retail shippers rushed to bring goods into the U.S., in advance of scheduled tariff increases, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report published today by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates. Source: logistics Mgmt

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Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach post strong volumes to start 2019

Total POLA January volumes, at 852,440 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units) marked a 5.4% annual gain and represent the busiest January output for the port in its 112 years of operation. POLB January volume, at 657,286 TEU, was off 0.1% annually compared to January 2018, which is the port’s highest all-time level for January. Source: logistics Mgmt

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