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Page 44 of 71 THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE 45 TRANS-PACIFIC CARRIERS AND PORTS SPECIAL REPORT WEST COAST PORTS will spend the coming year in much the same way they spent the past year: preparing for big ships operated by big carrier alliances. In some ways, ports on North America's west coast are ahead of their competitors in the East. The major container gateways of Port Metro Vancouver and Prince Rupert, British Columbia; Seattle-Tacoma; Oakland and Los Angeles-Long Beach already are benefi ting from the deep harbors and strong By Bill Mongelluzzo Deep harbors, strong rail networks, super-post-Panamax cranes and automation draw mega-ships to Pacifi c Coast ports HOW THE WEST HAS WON

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