Global Port Tracker

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.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

NRF Global Port Tracker – June 2022

  • The total volume of loaded imports at the tracked ports decreased by 63,000 TEUs between March and April to 2.56 million TEUs. This represents a 2.4 percent decrease from March and equates to a 6.0 percent gain year-on-year. The year-to-date volume imported through the first four months of 2022 totals 9.94 million TEUs for a 5.5 percent gain versus the same point of 2021. Loaded imports in 2022 are projected to increase by 2.6 percent over 2021 with a total of 29.9 million TEUs.
  • The combined loaded import volume at the monitored West Coast ports decreased by 86,000 TEUs between March and April, which equates to a 6.3 percent slide. The total loaded import volume was 1.27 million TEUs and represents a 0.9 percent decrease from the same month of last year. The year-to-date volume imported through the first four months of 2022 totals 5.01 million TEUs for a 0.3 percent gain versus 2021. Increases over March were recorded at the ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert, while the ports of Los Angeles, Oakland and the Northwest Seaport Alliance posted year-on-year declines. Loaded imports in 2022 are projected to increase by 1.0 percent over 2021 with a total of 15.2 million TEUs.
  • The combined loaded import volume at the primary monitored East Coast ports increased by 13,000 TEUs between March and April, which equates to a 1.1 percent gain. The loaded import volume of 1.13 million TEUs equates to a 12.2 percent surge over the same month of 2021 and is a record high for the coast. The year-to-date volume imported through the first four months of 2022 totals 4.33 million TEUs for a 9.6 percent increase year-on-year. Growth over March was recorded at the ports of Montreal, Charleston, Savannah, Jacksonville, and Port Everglades. Year-on-year growth was recorded at every port except Miami, with double-digit percentage increases at each except Virginia and Savannah. Loaded imports in 2022 are projected to increase by 3.6 percent over 2021 with a total of 12.8 million TEUs.
  • Loaded imports at Houston increased by 6.8 percent in April (or 10,000 TEUs) to 163,000 TEUs. This equates to a 26.5 percent jump year-on-year and is a record high. Loaded imports in 2022 are projected to increase by 9.9 percent over 2021 with a total of 1.8 million TEUs.

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