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Report: Ongoing slowing of imports, with retailers’ inventories at high levels

[Source: Logistics Management]   For September, the most recent month for which data is available, import volume—at 2.03 million TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units)—fell 10.2% compared to August and were off 4.9% annually.

The new edition of the Port Tracker report, which was released today by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates, picked up where its previous edition left off, with retail container port volumes expected to see declines off of record monthly volumes posted earlier this year.

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