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Supply Chain and Ports Bend but Don’t Break During Holidays


[Source: Transport Topics] — As traditional brick-and-mortar and online retailers reported record holiday shopping numbers, experts say the nation’s transportation sector handled the crush of moving hundreds of millions of packages, for the most part on time, and gave consumers their first or second choices for gifts.

“There were some very positive things they, the ports, tried to do. There are also things that obviously they said they were going to do that they haven’t really played out,” IHS Markit Transportation Economist Paul Bingham told Transport Topics. “So, it was somewhat of mixed performance in terms of what was achievable, but probably within the realm of what was possible for the ports.”

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