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Cargo Imports Set Record as Retailers Stockpile for Peak Season

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Cargo imports reached an all-time high this summer, as retail sales bounced back somewhat from the pandemic and merchants replenished inventories and stocked up early for the holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released Thursday by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates. “After staying at home this spring, consumers…

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