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Grace Sharkey Tuesday, February 15, 2022

GSCW chat: Retailers prioritize resiliency

“For years, we have talked about the lack of available data to help with port operations. Ports are basically a black box when it comes to available information,” says the National Retail Federation’s vice president of supply chain and customs policy, regarding issues with global supply chains.

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Joanna Marsh Thursday, March 18, 2021

Weekly US intermodal traffic jumps 22%

U.S. intermodal traffic on a weekly basis continues to show strength, rising last week by 22%, according to the Association of American Railroads. The increase comes amid higher U.S. retail sales in February year-over-year, despite a sequential decline.

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FreightWaves Staff Friday, February 26, 2021

NRF retail sales forecast says ‘Party on, freight markets’

There is no definitive end for this freight bull market in sight. Consumers continue to spend on goods, driving freight and diminishing already depleted inventories. Even if consumer spending diverged from its current trajectory (which I see as unlikely, especially given the additional stimulus, accelerating vaccine rollout and strong consumer balance sheet), the mass inventory restocking ahead will be sufficient to keep freight flowing from a consumer perspective.

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