Global Port Tracker, produced jointly with Hackett Associates, evaluates and monitors key port data including container import volume, vessel services, congestion, gate operations and new transportation-related projects. This report is available to all NRF retail members.
Retail imports improving slightly, but still far below last year
Imports at major U.S. retail container ports are expected to remain significantly below last year’s levels into fall.
Pandemic's impact on imports easing, but numbers are still below last year
The impact of COVID-19 appears to be easing, with projected imports remaining below last year's levels but not as much.
Imports to see double-digit annual declines even as stores begin to reopen
Imports should see double-digit annual declines through the summer as the economic effects of the coronavirus continue.