US containerised imports continue to surge
Current data shows that 13 key US ports handled 1.92m teu in July — down 2.3% year over year but up 19.3% from June and significantly higher than the 1.76m teu forecast a month ago
Findings by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates confirm a recent Lloyd’s List survey showing a 19.5% uptick in US containerised imports for July. Still, experts urge caution against an over-optimistic reading of the numbers
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