supply chain

NRF: Import cargo slows along with spending growth

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major container ports has already hit its expected peak for the year and should gradually slow headed into the holiday season, according to the Global Port Tracker report released... more »

GHTA unveils Q1 2023 business survey results

The Gift and Home Trade Association (GHTA), a nonprofit trade association, surveyed its membership to discover more about Q1 2023 business and the state of industry. This data was shared live with membership during a... more »

Imports expected to remain below 2022 for most of this year

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major container ports is climbing back from a nearly three-year low in February but is expected to remain well below last year’s levels heading into fall, according to the... more »

NRF monitoring West Coast port disruptions

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union chose to withhold labor at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, which resulted in the overnight closure of all terminals April 6. The National Retail Federation (NRF)... more »

NRF: Imports expected to slowly climb through mid-summer

Import cargo volume at U.S. major container ports is expected to begin slowly climbing again in March after February saw one of the lowest levels since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the Global... more »

Toy Association provides update on West Coast port labor negotiations

The Toy Association alerted members that West Coast longshore labor negotiations between the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) are unlikely to be resolved this year. The talks are currently... more »

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