Global Port Tracker, produced jointly with Hackett Associates, evaluates and monitors key port data including container import volume, vessel services, congestion, gate operations and new transportation-related projects. This report is available to all NRF retail members.
Retail imports to see lowest annual total in four years
Retail imports are expected to see their lowest total in four years as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic continues.
Retail imports improving slightly, but still far below last year
Imports at major U.S. retail container ports are expected to remain significantly below last year’s levels into fall.
Pandemic's impact on imports easing, but numbers are still below last year
The impact of COVID-19 appears to be easing, with projected imports remaining below last year's levels but not as much.