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Imports unexpectedly increase at US ports

Imports increased to unexpected high levels this summer and may have hit a new record, as the US economy continues to reopen and retailers stock up for the holiday season, according to the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

Retail imports at US ports far below last year

Imports at major U.S. retail container ports are expected to remain significantly below last year’s levels into this fall due to the the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

West coast ports to shut down during Juneteenth

Ports from Bellingham, Washington to San Diego, California, will stop processing cargo on June 19. Instead, workers from the International Longshore and Warehouse Union are spending the day protesting about police violence and racism.

U.S. imports to slightly recover from the pandemic

Amid COVID-19 crisis, National Retail Federation along with Hackett Associates issued the Global Port Tracker report, highlighting that U.S. retail container ports appear to be slightly easing from the pandemic.