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Februar y 17 2020 | The Journal of Commerce 3 Contents February 17 2020 • Vol 21 • Issue 4 Delivering Global Trade and Logistics Intelligence. Since 1827. The Journal of Commerce Departments 14 International Maritime Prince Rupert redux CN is taking a hands-on approach to development at the ports of Halifax and Quebec 39 Government Past is prologue A federal preemption precedent has narrowed the path for an AB5 victory 40 Surface Transportation Flexing up The merger of AIM and FlexiVan has forged a stronger chassis operator Paper tigers Shippers are working with LTL carriers in the drive toward digital bills of lading Special Reports 16 Gulf Trade: 2020 Market Outlook Wide berth Growth is spurring Port Houston to fast-track its channel widening project Seize the Bay Port Tampa Bay is looking to capitalize on its new direct connections with Asia in 2020 Roll tide The Port of Mobile and its ro-ro partners have committed to building a new terminal 24 First-Quarter Trucking Outlook Springing hopes An upturn in US manufacturing may boost spring freight volumes and truck rates 27 Freight Payment Introspective invoicing Technology is helping shippers to take freight payment and audit into their own hands Automated auditing Haven is using TMS data to enhance freight invoice accuracy 34 Roll-on/Roll-off Shipping: The Year Ahead Stop-and-go traffic The mixed messages from the US ro-ro vehicle market are likely to persist Hey growth US 'high and heavy' imports rose in 2019 despite the trade war 10 Cover Story Turning inland US East Coast ports are investing in intermodal to capture more discretionary cargo Columns 4 Buen tiempo By Mark Szakonyi 46 Production shock By Peter Tirschwell Every Issue 6 Spotlight 42 By the Numbers 44 Colin Barrett's Q&A 45 Classified Ads

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