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| TOP 100 IMPORTERS AND EXPORTERS JUNE 26, 2014, 2 P.M., FREE JOC Research Editor Marsha Salisbury will dissect this year's rankings on the U.S. inbound and outbound trades and analyze the major sectors represented, the largest traders within those sectors and the factors infl uencing the results in this 75-minute webcast. Register: | ASIA TRADE: MIDYEAR REVIEW AND OUTLOOK ON DEMAND, FREE With some of the largest container ports in the world, and some of the strongest and most rapidly emerging economies, the Asia-Pacifi c region is the driver of global trade. The dynamics of that trade are changing as China and other countries develop a rapidly growing middle class. The JOC's 75-minute webcast will discuss the outlook and implications for North American importers and exporters and the transportation providers that serve them. Register: | SHIPPING PERISHABLES COAST-TO- COAST: ARE YOU FOLLOWING BEST PRACTICES? ON DEMAND, FREE Two cold chain experts from Railex, the largest weekly temperature-controlled truckload and less-than-truckload freight shipping service in North America, discuss the best practices for shipping perishables coast to coast in this 75-minute webcast. Register: WEBCASTS | TRANS-PACIFIC EASTBOUND MARKET DATA This new feature on offers market data, including ocean, air and rail pricing, port volumes and other data pertaining to the trans-Pacifi c eastbound (Asia-to-North America) transportation and logistics market. | BOOK EXCERPT NEW BOOK PROBES CHANGING MAERSK CULTURE "Culture Shock in Maersk Line," the new book by Lars Jensen, CEO and Partner at SeaIntel Consulting, discusses the profound cultural transformation at the world's No. 1 container line. The book, which examines in detail the signifi cant recent changes at the Danish company, draws on interviews with Maersk Line employees and Jensen's own experience working at the company. Read an excerpt at | PORT PRODUCTIVITY In the JOC Magazine's Pacifi c Northwest Gateway Special Report in this issue, Senior Editor Bill Mongelluzzo discusses cargo volumes through Oregon's Port of Portland. In a companion story available online, he discusses how productivity will determine Portland's future. SPECIAL TOPICS | ILWU LABOR NEGOTIATIONS Negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and employers on the U.S. West Coast have begun, in advance of the expiration of the existing contract at the end of June. The negotiations cover 29 U.S. West Coast ports, including all the major West Coast container ports — Los Angeles, Long Beach, Oakland, Portland, Seattle and Tacoma. This special topic rounds up the JOC's coverage of the negotiations and shipper strategies in the context of potential disruptions. | TOP 50 TRUCKING COMPANIES The combined revenue of the 50 largest motor carriers rose to $106.6 billion last year, according to The Journal of Commerce Top 50 Trucking Companies list, based on data prepared by SJ consulting Group in Pittsburgh. See what's changed in the new 2013 rankings. Turn to for the latest breaking news, analysis, special projects and events-related information. Here's what's hot: trending trending trending on on on trending on trending trending trending on trending on trending on trending trending trending on trending Spotlight THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE 7 SUBSCRIBE online at Get the business intelligence you need to succeed DEEP READING for DEEP THINKING The definitive magazine covering global trade and transportation

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