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September 3 2018 | The Journal of Commerce 3 Contents September 3 2018 • Vol 19 • Issue 18 Delivering Global Trade and Logistics Intelligence. Since 1827. The Journal of Commerce Special Reports 18 Port Productivity: Drayage and Chassis Report Looking for a fix Shipping industry seeks long-term solutions to problems obtaining chassis. 25 European Shipping: Midyear Review and Outlook Europe's smaller ports grab bigger attention Wheeling and dealing cold result in alternative routes for shippers. 31 Roll-On, Roll-Off Shipping: North America Outlook Cautious optimism Trade threats and low rates challenge the upbeat growth prospects of the ro-ro-industry. Departments 15 International Maritime Job protection Tentative ILA-USMX contract bans full automation of terminals for length of deal. The limits of blockchain TradeLens blockchain platform sparks debate over shipper benefits and productivity claims. 45 Government Hidden price hike With CBP as watchdog, tariffs escalate costs US importers must pay for bonds. Chassis clash While proposed chassis tariffs would elevate shipper costs, support builds a mong US manufacturers. 48 Surface Transportation Differing priorities Rail industry is seen missing out on intermodal growth potential. Lower vacancy, higher rates Demand and absorption of warehouse space are on the rise despite jump in rental costs. 10 Cover Story Growing pains New and old challenges dog fast-growing Mexican shipping. Columns 4 Peak season of discontent By Mark Szakonyi 47 Interline woes By Lawrence J. Gross 70 Sensing a value opening By Peter Tirschwell Every Issue 6 Spotlight 6 Ad Index 68 Colin Barrett's Q&A 69 Classifieds Advertorials 41 South Carolina Trade & Logistics 50 Foreign Trade Zones

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