Port Tracker

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.


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Retail imports still strong as possible March tariff hike approaches
Imports have dipped since last fall but remain higher than usual ahead of a possible tariff increase on Chinese goods.
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Retail imports level off after rush to beat tariffs
Imports have slowed down after a months-long rush to beat increased tariffs on goods from China.
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Monthly imports reach 2 million containers for first time as retailers continue rush to beat tariffs
A new record for imports was reached before Presidet Trump put an upcoming tariff increase on hold.
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