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Record-low retail inventories keep US container import under pressure

The overloaded US container market is not enough to fill up domestic retailers' inventories, writes Sea-Intelligence. Demand will remain high, sustaining the pressure on supply chains into the US.

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Inventories in the US retail market are at "record-low" levels even though containers full of goods are being imported like never before, writes Sea-Intelligence in an analysis.

As a result, the analyst firm writes, the extraordinary strain on container traffic along key routes from Asia across the Pacific to the US will persist.

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