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Page 2 of 87 THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE 3 10 19 COVER STORY 10 NVOs Right the Ship They may never regain their past glory, but non-vessel-operating common carriers are staging a comeback in the U.S. SPECIAL REPORT: PACIFIC NORTHWEST GATEWAY 19 Portland Blazes New Trail The Oregon port is banking on its infrastructure investment and diversified cargo mix to grow outside the box. SPECIAL REPORT: U.S. GULF REPORT 32 Texas-Sized Energy Boom A manufacturing rebound fueled by shale drilling sparks rapid growth in cargoes at Gulf ports. SPECIAL REPORT: MANAGING BIG DATA 46 Too Big to Fail? The benefits of Big Data aren't just for the largest players in transportation and logistics. F E A T U R E S E V E R Y I S S U E D E P A R T M E N T S 16 GOVERNMENT WATCH For Ports, No Guarantees The next water resources bill may promise more funds and fairness, but that doesn't mean Congress has to deliver. 28 INTERNATIONAL MARITIME 'P2' Alliance Takes Shape With a slew of massive ships on order and partnershipships in place, UASC goes all out to keep pace with the mega-alliances. Thailand in Knots Logistics providers weigh options to keep supply chains flowing in the wake of Thailand's coup. 52 DOMESTIC SURFACE Volume Surge Taxes Intermodal Rails Shippers accelerate shipments ahead of the June 30 expiration of the ILWU contract. Find Me a Match Technology startup develops an Uber-like system to match shippers and over-the-road equipment. C O L U M N S 4 RISING FROM THE DEPTHS By Chris Brooks 18 CANADA'S ABCS OF P3S By David Jacobson 27 DESTINATION UNKNOWN By Gary Ferrulli 57 TIME TO TOUGHEN UP US PORTS By James B. Rice Jr. and Kai Trepte 86 TRANSFORCE ON THE MOVE By William B. Cassidy A D V E R T O R I A L 58 FLORIDA TRADE 6 Spotlight 80 By the Numbers 81 Index 84 Colin Barrett's Q&A 85 Classified Ads 2014 V.15 N.12 CONTENTSJune9

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