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Port Tracker report calls for strong holiday sales projections to lead to import volume gains

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Annual growth for import cargo volume at United States-based retail container ports appears to be in the cards with holiday shopping season underway, according to the Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.

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Congressional Vote on Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) May Be 2016

The U.S. and its 11 negotiating partners – Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam – reached preliminary agreement on October 5, 2015, on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which would result in the world’s largest free-trade area, with a combined GDP of $27 trillion, equaling almost 40 percent of the global economy.

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Transpacific Eastbound General Rate Increase (GRI)

The following announced levels from carriers are for General Rate Increases (GRI) as well as Bunker Fuel Level updates for the dates listed below.

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Retailers Well Stocked As Holidays Approach

National Retail Federation

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 3.3 percent this month over the same time last year as retailers make final preparations for the holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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Transpacific Eastbound General Rate Increase (GRI), and Bunker Fuel Adjustments

The following announced levels from carriers are for General Rate Increases (GRI) as well as Bunker Fuel Level updates for the dates listed below.

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Retail Imports Begin To Climb As Holidays Approach

National Retail Federation

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 1.2 percent this month over the same time last year as retailers head toward the holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

“After supply chain worries earlier this year, inventories are plentiful this fall,” NRF Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy Jonathan Gold said. “Shoppers should have no worries about finding what they’re looking for as they begin their holiday shopping.”

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CBP Delays Mandatory ACE Migration

The U.S. Customs & Border Protection announced this week they are delaying the mandatory migration date of the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) to February 2016. Please keep in mind these two deadlines:

  1. November 1, 2015 is the beginning of the transition period for using ACE for all electronic cargo release and related entry summary filing.
  2. February  28, 2016 is the mandatory use date of ACE for all remaining electronic portions of the CBP cargo process, as ACS will no longer be available.

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Transpacific Eastbound General Rate Increase (GRI), and Bunker Fuel Adjustments

The following announced levels from carriers are for General Rate Increases (GRI) as well as Bunker Fuel Level updates for the dates listed below.

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Imports Up As Retailers Look Toward Holiday Season

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Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 3.6 percent this month over the same time last year as retailers begin to bring in merchandise for the holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. Imports for the year are expected to be up 4.2 percent over 2014.

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Transpacific Eastbound General Rate Increase (GRI), Peak Season Surcharge (PSS), And Bunker Fuel Adjustments

The following announced levels from carriers are for General Rate Increases as well as a Peak Season Surcharge beginning on the dates listed below.

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