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March 2 2020 | The Journal of Commerce 1 www.joc.com Contents March 2 2020 • Vol 21 • Issue 5 Delivering Global Trade and Logistics Intelligence. Since 1827. The Journal of Commerce Departments 40 International Maritime Competitive dredge Southeast and Gulf Coast ports have won federal funding to improve access for larger vessels Engineering success The US Army Corps has awarded $403 million to six port channel projects Show and prove Freight groups say the success of Europe's Green Deal rests on funding and transparency 64 Government Smarter planning US ports and shippers are pushing for a multimodal national freight plan 102 Surface Transportation Under pressure IMCs say railroads have been more conciliatory on 2020 contract rates Diverging tracks The Canadian railroads are taking different approaches to attracting domestic intermodal cargo Full-coast coverage LTL operators DHE and Peninsula are partnering on the US West Coast Focus shi Shippers are keying on service reliability in annual trans-Pacific contract negotiations A hasty retreat Low-sulfur fuel prices are plummeting as the IMO 2020 transition fades Losing loads? PMSA is warning of a potential cargo diversion from LA–LB due to a proposed clean truck fee Equipment deficit US exporters have been warned of pending shortages of empty containers Special Reports 52 Cool Cargoes Chilling effect Reefer surcharges are rocketing due to plug scarcity at Chinese ports The other shoe? Perishables shippers are reporting improving container service, but potential disruptions loom 65 Logistics Technology: Finding Value in New Solutions Extended guarantee NYSHEX is moving into the long-term ocean contract space Portal push NY–NJ is testing an expansion of its port data portal Connecting the dots JDA is looking to overcome systems silos by focusing on connectivity Relief mapping Deeper supply chain visibility demands more flexible and accurate map data Billion-dollar baby Flexport dominated maritime startup investment in 2019 8 Special Report: Trans-Pacific Maritime Columns 2 The economics of water scarcity By Mark Szakonyi 48 Unfair share? By Lars Jensen 112 Disruption like no other By Peter Tirschwell Every Issue 4 Spotlight 110 By the Numbers 113 Classified Ads 114 Colin Barrett's Q&A

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