Retail Supply Chain

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Imports Headed to Lowest Level Since Early 2021

Imports at the nation’s major container ports are expected to fall to their lowest level in nearly two years by the end of 2022 even though retail sales continue to grow.

Labor Day Cargo Theft Trends and Security Tips

CargoNet examined trends from the Thursday before Labor Day to the Wednesday after Labor Day from 2017 to 2021 to help the industry mitigate theft this upcoming holiday.
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Imports Slowing in Second Half of 2022

After a record-setting spring, imports at the nation’s major container ports are expected to slow significantly for the remainder of the year.
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US Ports Set Record as Volume Remains High and Labor Contract Talks Continue

Imports set another record high this spring as the nation’s major container ports worked to reduce congestion and retailers stocked up before dockworkers’ West Coast labor contract expired.

July 4th Cargo Theft Trends and Security Tips

CargoNet is tracking an increase in incidents throughout the country. Staffing issues, high fuel costs, congestion problems at ports, and rapidly changing inventory conditions are all making theft of a semi-truck, trailer, or shipment more desirable.

80% of Warehouse Associates Say Positive Workplace Changes are Happening

Amid the labor shortage, 80% of warehouse associates are reporting positive changes in the workplace, according to a new study by Zebra Technologies.

Moving Targets: With the Supply Chain in Focus, Can Preventing Cargo Theft Gain Traction?

It started with the pandemic and has grown since—the supply chain has become the industry’s focus and part of the national conversation.
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NRF Supply Chain 360 Speakers Announced

The conference and expo will feature more than 25 sessions and 100 exhibitors with expertise and solutions related to supply chain operations, fulfillment, sourcing, corporate social responsibility, and more.

2021 Supply Chain Risk Trends Analysis

CargoNet reports recording 1,285 supply chain risk events across the US and Canada, a 15 percent decrease in activity year-over-year.
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While Ports are Still Congested, Record Import Levels Expected

Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to be at near-record levels this spring and summer as consumer demand and supply chain challenges continue to result in congestion.
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