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Nation’s ports set records, but concerns heighten over tariffs

09 November 2018

Ports across the United States are reporting record volumes.

Transportation officials are raising concern that economic tariffs being imposed against other countries by the Trump administration — and retaliatory efforts those nations are enacting in response — could affect the longer-term global trade outlook.

“Retailers have been forecasting a good peak season for containerized imports, so June’s numbers weren’t surprising,” Port of Oakland Maritime Director John Driscoll said in a statement. “But there’s uncertainty over the international trade picture, so we’re taking a wait-and-see attitude.”

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