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Januar y 7 2019 | The Journal of Commerce 1 Contents 2019 Annual Review & Outlook By Gary Ferrulli The new TEU: Turbulent, enigmatic, uncertain By Je Tucker Trucking's new demands for perfection By Steve Walker Roll the dice By Satish Jindel E-commerce's curse By Lawrence J. Gross Intermodal at a crossroads By Theodore Prince Intermodal's final battle In Perspective 38 98 104 106 120 122 Delivering Global Trade and Logistics Intelligence. Since 1827. Columns 4 What we know By Mark Szakonyi 6 Voices of 2018 144 Rocky road ahead By Peter Tirschwell Infographics 18 Trans-Pacific shipper outlook 34 A chaotic Trans- Pacific peak season 45 Chassis splits: An unnecessary detour 58 Few container lines provide instant quotes 103 The value of digital LTL bills of lading 140 Commentary Index 142 Advertiser Index 143 Classifieds 8 Shippers' Roundtable A er a challenging year on the ocean and on land, shippers are looking for relief they may not get 30 Maritime Contracting caution Rocky peak season and low-sulfur fuel rule will shape annual trans-Pacific service contracts. Tari talks spark trans-Atlantic uncertainty Drop in carrier reliability, higher rates, and service changes challenge shippers. Right-sizing to a new reality Asia-Europe shippers brace for aggressive capacity cuts. Chassis change-up Knowing more equipment won't be enough, the industr y rolls up its sleeves. Powering up East Coat terminal and rail upgrades mark a fight for Midwest cargo. Double pressure Mega-ship challenges and competition keep West Coast ports on their toes. Improvement in the pipeline Rising oil prices and an upbeat energy construction market finally may get the project logistics market back on track, but risks loom. Mucho growth; mucho uncertainty Trucking and container growth squeeze Mexican container shipping. Visibility in the clouds Shippers shouldn't look to ocean carriers for real-time information on cargo in transit. January 7 2019•Vol20•Issue1 The Journal of Commerce Stormy seas, bumpy roads DARYL CLINE Supply chain manager, FBD Partnership JAE MCDONALD Senior manager, Central Garden & Pet DAVID PEARLMAN Vice president of logistics and inventory management , Welmed

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