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Holiday Imports Wrapping Up as West Coast Port Issues Continue

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Washington–With most holiday merchandise safely in the country despite significant congestion impacting West Coast ports, import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to continue to slow down this month, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and …

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Retailers Call on Port Parties to Remain at Negotiating Table

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Washington—With reports that on reports that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association are taking a break from contract negotiations, retailers are more worried than ever about shipments they expect for fourth quarter and beyond. The National Retail Federation issued FRiday the following statement from President/CEO Matthew …

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Trade Groups Urge President Obama to Action on Potential East Coast Port Strike

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Washington—In what promises to be yet another countdown to potential financial disaster facing the country, additional trade groups are joining the chorus urging President Obama to intervene in what should be a strike affecting all East Coast ports. Although another round of talks are scheduled this week between International Longshoremen’s …

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AAFA to Obama: Avert East Coast Port Strike

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Alexandria, VA—While President Obama and Congress continue to haggle over a solution to the impending “fiscal cliff,” apparel, accessories and footwear importers and retailers are worried about another upcoming deadline: Dec. 29. If no deal is reached in the contract negotiations between the International Longshoremen Association (ILA) and United States …