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NRF: US Container Imports to Hit Record despite Tariffs Debate

June 8, 2018

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Ports covered by Global Port Tracker handled 1.63 million TEU in April. That was down 5.8 percent from March and up 0.3 percent year-over-year.

“Despite an environment where the U.S. administration is enacting measures that could well lead to a trade war with most of its Asian and European trading partners, we see imports continuing to grow,” Ben Hackett, Hackett Associates Founder, said, noting that manufacturers have seen increased orders that reflect solid consumer demand.

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