Paul Bingham

After more than two-and-a-half years of year-over-year declines, import cargo volume at the nations major retail container ports is expected to see three straight months of gains in early 2010, according to the monthly Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and IHS Global Insight.

Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports could see its first year-over-year increases in more than two years beginning in early 2010, according to the monthly Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and IHS Global Insight.

Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports improved in March over February's seven-year low, but was still at its lowest level in five years and remained below the 1 million mark, according to the monthly Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and IHS Global Insight.

Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports hit its lowest level in seven years in February as the number of containers dropped below the 1 million mark for the first time in half a decade, according to the monthly Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and IHS Global Insight. Numbers began climbing again in March and April, but the 1 million mark won't be seen again before May, and imports will continue to see significant declines compared with last year at least through the summer.

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