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November 26 2018 | The Journal of Commerce 3 www.joc.com Contents November 26 2018 • Vol 19 • Issue 24 Delivering Global Trade and Logistics Intelligence. Since 1827. The Journal of Commerce 10 Cover Story The bumpy final mile New peak season landscape tests US shippers. Special Reports 19 US Gulf Report Poised for growth Surging imports from Asia position Gulf ports to attract more all-water services. 28 Freight Payment Invoicing snags While automation would resolve problems of visibility in billing, size matters. 41 3PL Report: Managing Shipper Relationships Stronger bonds Technology immersion is touted as a means to improve forwarder relationships with shippers. Departments 16 International Maritime Down to the wire Tariff worries keep shippers on edge as they try to beat the clock on shipments. 18 Government Job search begins The Port of New York-New Jersey seeks a flexible and politically savvy person for its top job. 39 Surface Transportation LTL pricing evolution XPO Logistics prepares to infuse artificial intelligence into price quotes. Filling seats The growth in trucking jobs reached a 2018 high in October, but there's plenty of room for more. Columns 4 A course for agility By Mark Szakonyi 38 Mixed benefits in precision railroading By Lawrence J. Gross 62 Re-regulation threat By Peter Tirschwell Every Issue 6 Spotlight 58 By the Numbers 59 Index 60 Colin Barrett's Q&A 61 Classified Ads Advertorial 45 Ports and Terminals

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