Imports begin seasonal decline

Import cargo volume at the nation’s retail container port is starting to decline for the fall, according to reports from Global Port Tracker, a publication created by Hackett Associates for the National Retail Federation. Most of the holiday season merchandise has already come in, and November is forecast at 1.9 percent lower than last year, […]

Retailers begin stocking for holiday season

Retailers appear to be stocking up on merchandise. Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to jump 16 percent during September compared to September 2009, according to the National Retail Federation’s Global Port Tracker report. Economists look to cargo volume figures for October, the traditional peak month of the annual shipping […]