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www.joc.com THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE 3 E V E R Y I S S U E 12 78 C O L U M N S 4 CONTROLLING THE CHAOS By Chris Brooks 21 IMMIGRATION REFORM'S TRADE THREAT By Susan Kohn Ross 96 SMALL PORTS, BIG GAINS By Bruce Barnard 114 THE GATHERING STORM By Gary Ferrulli 126 HISTORY IN THE MAKING By Peter Tirschwell 6 Spotlight 118 By the Numbers 119 Index 124 Colin Barrett's Q&A 125 Classified Ads D E P A R T M E N T S 18 GOVERNMENT WATCH HTF Lifeline Congress is running out of time — and options — to figure out how to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent. 88 INTERNATIONAL MARITIME The More Things Change ... Zim's debt restructuring deal puts a familiar onus on beleaguered ship owners. Spacing Out With construction at a 60-year low, the U.S. industrial real estate market is tightening and shippers are looking inland. 97 DOMESTIC SURFACE YRC Shifts Focus to the Customer With a $1.1 billion refinancing deal secured, CEO James Welch gets back to the business of trucking. Logistics 101 A pickup in economic growth will test shippers and their supply chains. Who will make the grade? COVER STORY 12 Less Holding, More Selling Home Depot's new fulfillment strategy underscores the impact e-commerce is having on retail supply chains. SPECIAL REPORT: TRANS-PACIFIC MARITIME 22 Hope and Despair Some challenges are familiar, but new worries involving labor, productivity and chassis are mounting in the trans-Pacific market. F E A T U R E S 2014 V.15 N.5 CONTENTSMar.3 A D V E R T O R I A L 116 CHINA MERCHANTS HOLDINGS (INTERNATIONAL) SPECIAL REPORT: INTERMODAL MARKET REPORT 78 Growing From Within The stars are aligning for domestic intermodal to have a banner year, but reaching that potential could come down to one thing: service. SPECIAL REPORT: QUARTERLY SHIPPER OUTLOOK 104 A Brighter Big Picture Inventory restocking could drive freight growth this year, a shipper survey reveals.

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