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July 6 2020 | The Journal of Commerce 3 www.joc.com Contents July 6 2020 • Vol 21 • Issue 14 Delivering Global Trade and Logistics Intelligence. Since 1827. The Journal of Commerce 10 Cover Story Summer squeeze US trucking capacity is sweating through the COVID-19 recovery Special Reports 16 Top Trans-Pacific Carriers and Ports Tight lines Trans-Pacific eastbound slot tensions are mounting as rolled cargoes rise Bracing for business Drewry says new SE Asia terminal capacity is needed to handle cargo shiing away from China Unsteady seas COVID-19 and the US-China trade war are taking a toll on trans-Pacific volumes 26 Latin America Trade and Logistics Off kilter An imbalance in the ECSA–Asia trade is creating blank sailing headaches for carriers Upping the ante Port Everglades is pushing for federal funds to upgrade its infrastructure 30 Cool Cargoes Market Report Cold medicine Reefer supply chain symptoms are lingering aer the initial shock of the COVID-19 crisis Gravy train Refrigerated rail holds plentiful prospects, but challenges remain Keeping plates full Food shippers are maximizing opportunities in the US and Asia 36 Roll-on/Roll-off Shipping: North American Outlook Driving winds Ro-ro ports and carriers are waiting on a rebound in consumer confidence Laying heavy Sagging construction and agricultural demand is hamstringing ro-ro shipping Columns 4 Limbering landside logistics By Mark Szakonyi 25 Switching tracks By Lawrence Gross 46 A rare 'win-win-win' scenario By Peter Tirschwell Every Issue 6 Spotlight 42 By the Numbers 44 Colin Barrett's Q&A 45 Classified Ads Departments 14 International Maritime Capacity control Container lines could pull in $9 billion in combined profits in 2020 Car trouble A lack of auto sector demand is hindering trans-Atlantic trade growth 24 Government Signal flags The FMC says shippers need better notice of operational changes at the LA–LB port complex 41 Surface Transportation Learning curve COVID-19 is pushing shippers to rethink sourcing strategies and technology spending

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