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Despite Sequestration, U.S. Cargo Volume to Increase 2.3% in March

When it’s deliver-or-die, supply chains become the lifeblood of a company. To that end, the fashion industry has embraced technology to navigate today’s hyper-complicated supply chain, with myriad solutions shaping the first, middle and last mile. Call it Sourcing 2.0.

Cargo volume at the nation’s ports is expected increase in March, despite port slowdowns as a result of automatic federal budget cuts, according to a retail group.

A monthly Global Port Tracker released Monday by the National Retail Federation predicted that March cargo volume would increase to 1.27 million 20-foot equivalents, or TEUs. That’s up 2.3% from the same month last year.

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