Upturn Forecast for Import Cargo Volume

After more than two and a half years of year-over-year declines, import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to see three straight months of gains in early 2010.

WASHINGTON — After more than two and a half years of year-over-year declines, import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to see three straight months of gains in early 2010, according to the monthly Port Tracker report released yesterday by the National Retail Federation here and IHS Global Insight.

"We've been seeing hints of a turnaround in our past few reports but this is starting to look like a clear trend," NRF Vice President for Supply Ch

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