US Container Imports Up 9 Percent in April

Posted on: Jul 25, 2011

Containerized imports at U.S ports in April are expected to grow 9% from a year ago, which would mark 15 consecutive months of year-over-year improvement in U.S container imports.

The first half of 2011 is forecasted to grow 8% from 2010.  Industry experts say this growth indicates the rebounding state of the economy, with U.S retailers expecting increases in sales through the summer season until the end of the year.