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8 The Journal of Commerce | September 3 2018 Spotlight Upcoming JOC Events Turn to for the latest breaking news, analysis, wspecial projects and events-related information. Here's what's hot: Trending @ Featured Content Infographics Upcoming Webcasts JOC Container Trade Europe Conference September 18 - 20 2018 | Hamburg, Germany JOC TPM Asia Conference October 09 - 11 2018 | Shenzhen, China JOC Inland Distribution Conference October 22 - 24 2018 | Oak Brook, Illinois JOC Logistics Technology Conference October 29 - 30 2018 | Las Vegas, Nevada Port Miami is investing millions of dollars to improve the terminal fluidity, while also offer- ing new options for transloading and inland rail to convince cargo owners that it can offer more than only serving businesses operating in southern Florida. Uber Freight's app has become a market participant at a time when US truck capacity is very tight and shippers are looking for ways to counter the remarkable amount of negotiat- ing power transport companies have. Terminal operators, a very visible component of container shipping, are oen the first to be criticized by BCOs and truckers when there are delays in delivering cargo. However, they have no control over the various transport modes that bring cargo to them. Resources Top 50 Global Container Ports 2018 JOC Directory of Trucking Companies Midyear Breakbulk and Heavy-Li Outlook Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, 11 AM EDT Aer years of pain for the depressed breakbulk and project cargo markets, 2018 opened with signs that the multipurpose vessel and heavy-li fleet was finally shaking of the long shadow of the Great Recession. Broad improvement in the global economy was boosting demand and keeping competition from other sectors at bay, consolidation was reconfiguring the fleet, and scrapping and moderate ship orders were keep capacity growth in check. Then US President Donant Trump announced sweeping tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, raising concern in the breakbulk, heavy-li, and project cargo industries. This webcast will analyze the challenges facing the fleet and project industry for the rest of 2018 and early 2019. Midyear Container Shipping Outlook: Analyzing the Peak Season On Demand, Free The trans-Pacific is in the healthiest shape it's been in years, with US im- ports surging 7.6 percent in the first quarter, according to PIERS, and little sign of a slowdown in demand. The same can't be said about the matching of that demand to capacity. Carriers are injecting an 8 to 9 percent increase in trans-Pacific capacity, while imports are expected to increase 5 to 6 per- cent, Alphaliner says. This webcast will analyze the outlook for the critical peak shipping season and beyond, and how economic and policy trends will impact the major container shipping trades. Top JOC Top 100 Importers: Analyzing the Rankings On Demand, Free Based on extensive research, the JOC Top 100 Importers and Exporters report analyzes the largest global companies shipping containerized goods to and from the United States — essential information for shippers, carri- ers, and third-party logistics providers. The first in a two-part series, this webcast analyzes the makeup and dynamics of the Top 100 US importers and the factors driving inbound trade. Shippers brace for higher US truck rates An accelerated peak shipping season at sea could translate to an earlier-than-usual surge in truck and intermodal shipments moving off US coasts to distribution centers and end-customers this fall. US importers could face tough, and costly, decisions about how to move that freight inland. An early peak could snap up truck capacity and bring more pressure to pricing. Routes inland for those goods will be constrained by tight capacity on road and rail. Drayage and truckload carriers have said they are already near full utilization, with FTR Transportation Intelligence putting truck utilization at 98 percent. As early as May, Union Pacific Railroad said it was booked up with intermodal contracts out of Southern California for the rest of the year. With intermodal options narrowing, the wave of containerized freight will spill over into truck markets and could raise spot market rates that have been dropping since early July. "We're in sort of a lull right now," said Peggy Dorf, DAT market analyst. "It's not as much of a lull as you usually get in August." Capacity remains tight in distinct regions across the South and on both coasts. The Los Angeles market is the highest-priced spot market for dry van truckloads in the United States. JOC Breaking down the Top 100 US importers and exporters of 2017 12 steps to be a US truck shipper of choice Navigating global trade management Correction: The JOC Top 50 Global Logistics Providers, published on on April 13 and in the April 16 Journal of Commerce magazine, misstated the annual revenue for Nippon Express. The Japan-based 3PL had non- asset-based logistics revenue, the basis for the rankings, of $14.3 billion in fiscal 2017, up from $13.4 billion a year earlier, making the company the fourth-largest global 3PL in 2017.

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