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U.S. imports continue to grow, still up double digits from pre-COVID

Containerized cargo is still flowing into the United States at near record rates. Port throughput in August was just below historic highs. The backlog of ships waiting off East Coast and Gulf ports remains nearly as bad as ever. US imports totaled 2,529,042 twenty-foot equivalents in August, according to Descartes. That’s a 1.8% year-on-year (y/y) …

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