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Retail Imports Remain Above Average as West Coast Port Talks Continue

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Retailers concerned by the lack of a West Coast longshoremen’s contract will continue to bring merchandise into the country at above-average levels this month but volume will drop from the record set in August.
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Maritime, Transportation and Petrochemical Leaders Project Robust Economic Growth

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Port expansion, chemical industry resurgence to create jobs and positive economic growth.
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Big Increase in Steel Moving Across Docks at Port of Houston Authority in July

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Record monthly operating revenues exceed $24 million.
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Transpacific Carriers Plan September GRI/PSS

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Transpacific ocean carriers are vying for a September general rate increase (GRI) for cargo shipments to the U.S.
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SC Ports Authority Fiscal Year Earnings, Volumes Surpass Plans

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July cargo volumes deliver strong start to new fiscal year.
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Hawaii, U.S. Territories Aim to Increase Fuel Diversity with LNG Imports

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Unlike the rest of the United States, energy consumption in island states and territories is almost entirely petroleum-based.
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Transpacific Cargo to U.S., Canada Incurs General Rate Increase, Peak Season Surcharge

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Transpacific cargo shipments to the U.S. and Canada have incurred GRI and PSS surcharges during August's movements.
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Georgia Ports Achieves Highest Month Ever for Container Cargo

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Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) records 19.2 percent jump in containers.
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Record Imports Expected As West Coast Port Talks Continue

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Import volume at major U.S. container ports is expected to hit an all-time record in August as retailers concerned about the lack of a West Coast longshoremen's contract rush to bring holiday season merchandise into the country.
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Port of Churchill Marks Beginning of 85th Grain Shipping Season

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The Port of Churchill celebrated its 85th anniversary by holding its annual First Vessel Ceremony to mark the start of the shipping season.
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