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April 1 2019 | The Journal of Commerce 3 Contents April 1 2019 • Vol 20 • Issue 7 Delivering Global Trade and Logistics Intelligence. Since 1827. The Journal of Commerce Special Reports 17 West Coast Ports Single portal, multiple concerns The volume of data and who will foot the bill are just two considerations as Long Beach considers information platforms. A series of unfortunate events What created the rare winter gridlock at Los Angeles- Long Beach? You name it. Time's up Shippers stress a desperate need to increase container shipping reliability. 30 Supply Chain Visibility Tech on track Lower-cost container visibility tied to adoption and improved interoperability of solutions. 35 JOC Guide to Warehousing and Industrial Real Estate If you build them … Mega-box distribution facilities weather the e-commerce boom. Warehousing booming south of the border E-commerce, growing imports and exports, domestic demand, and Chinese interest cited. Departments 15 International Maritime Operational tune-up Container carriers pressed to focus on service and not a shi to integrators. Looking at the big picture Navis buys cloud-based competitor Octopi with a goal to build up the small terminal market. 27 Government Shippers' D&D dilemma FMC's ruling on detention and demurrage is months away, but BCOs have options to manage risks. 28 Surface Transportation Relationships matter Shippers and 3PLs told they'd do best to abandon their adversarial posture in trucking. Rebuilding a contender Five-step plan designed to put Roadrunner on lean and more profitable recovery road. 10 Cover Story Ground control Forwarders act to stem cargo congestion problems at US airports. Columns 4 4 New reality, new solutions By Mark Szakonyi 38 Resuscitating dying retail space By Joe Dunlap 46 Nature of the beast By Peter Tirschwell Every Issue 6 Spotlight 42 By the Numbers 43 Index 44 Colin Barrett's Q&A 45 Classified Ads

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