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October 29 2018 | The Journal of Commerce 3 www.joc.com Contents October 29 2018 • Vol 19 • Issue 22 Delivering Global Trade and Logistics Intelligence. Since 1827. The Journal of Commerce ADVERTISERS Alabama State Port Authority www.asdd.com .......................................... 26 Blume Global www.blumeglobal.com ............................ 39 CONECT's 17th Annual Northeast Cargo Symposium www.conect.org ........................................ 35 Cosco Shipping www.cosco-usa.com.................................. 17 Haropa www.haropaports.com ............................ 15 Jump Start 19 www.smc3jumpstart.com ....................... 31 Mediterranean Shipping Co. www.msc.com/project ................................ 9 North Carolina Ports www.ncports.com ..................................... 56 Port Everglades www.porteverglades.net ......................... 21 Port of Baltimore www.marylandports.com ....................... 23 Port of Long Beach www.polb.com ........................................... 25 South Carolina Ports www.scspa.com............................................ 5 Wen-Parker Logistics www.wen-parker.com ................................. 2 Yang Ming www.yangming.com ................................. 55 10 Cover Story Crop damage The US-China trade war devastates the potential for ag exports amid shipping challenges. Columns 4 Point of no return By Mark Szakonyi 54 The coming storm By Peter Tirschwell Every Issue 6 Spotlight 52 Colin Barrett's Q&A 53 Classified Ads Special Reports 19 Port Productivity Productivity slips Digitization and collaboration could be key to improving top-line port call metrics. 28 Top 50 Global Transportation Providers Black is back All Top 50 companies enjoy gains in revenue with economy ripe for growth. 37 Logistics Technology Opposite sides of the coin Differing paths to startup funding hold risks and opportunities for BCOs. 42 Transform 2018: Leveraging Technology Not just a test ... Adoption of new technology will determine who survives and who thrives in the next decade. Departments 16 International Maritime Peak pressure points As cargo surges, the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach struggle with chassis shortages and container returns. Winterized? Vancouver rail delays worry shippers ahead of winter 27 Government Watch A matter of distrust Shippers and carriers develop varied formulas for low-sulfur bunker fuel adjustments. 34 Surface Transportation More changes down the tracks CSX designs intermodal service cuts to 'improve service consistency.' ODFL in growth mode With the economy humming, the less-than-truckload carrier is opening more service centers to meet demand.

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