NRF: Imports Rise Ahead Of Holiday Season

October is expected to be the second-busiest month of the year for the nation’s major retail container ports as merchants stock up for the holiday shopping season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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Hanjin Bankruptcy Raises Retail, Supplier Concerns

A ruling from a United States bankruptcy court judge will allow ships from the financially distressed Hanjin Shipping Co. to dock in the United States, but it remains unclear if goods on those ships will be offloaded.