Report Cites Retail Import Volume Lowest in Five Years

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports improved in March over February’s seven-year low, but was still at its lowest level in five years and remained below the 1 million mark, according to the monthly Port Tracker report released yesterday by the National Retail Federation and IHS Global Insight.

WASHINGTON — Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports improved in March over February’s seven-year low, but was still at its lowest level in five years and remained below the 1 million mark, according to the monthly Port Tracker report released yesterday by the National Retail Federation and IHS Global Insight.

“Cargo that came across the docks in March is in the stores now, so these numbers show us that retailers expect slow sales this spring and summer

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