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www.joc.com THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE 3 10 COVER STORY 10 Intermodal: Not Just About Price Squeezed by trucking's space constraints, refrigerated and other shippers increasingly are turning to rail out of pure necessity. SPECIAL REPORT: PORT PRODUCTIVITY 19 Not Enough Cargo to Go Around With massive terminals coming online in Rotterdam, operators are bracing for intra-terminal rivalries and overcapacity. SPECIAL REPORT: INTERMODAL MARKET REPORT 47 Rail Consolidation: Not So Fast Most Class I rail leaders don't share Hunter Harrison's view that a major rail merger would improve service. SPECIAL REPORT: TOP 50 GLOBAL TRANSPORTATION PROVIDERS 61 Growth, Interrupted Economic uncertainty flattened expansion among the largest transportation and logisics firms in 2013, but it's likely to be a brief pause. 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 15 GOVERNMENT WATCH Fighting for Port Funding Port interests are stepping up pressure on Congress to stick to funding promises it made in the recently enacted water resources law. Licensed to Manage Consolidated Chassis Management gets the green light to provide services to third-party pools. 42 INTERNATIONAL MARITIME A Need for Speed A former Priceline executive looks to bring his automated booking and pricing model to the freight industry. Pooling Resources Four chassis operators agree to form a pool at Los Angeles-Long Beach. 56 DOMESTIC SURFACE Painful Recovery? As economy improves, shippers may face years of tight capacity and higher costs. Dedicated? Not so Much Dedicated contract carriers have the same problem other trucking operators face: finding and retaining drivers. C O L U M N S 4 BOOM AND BUST IN LA-LONG BEACH By Chris Brooks 18 WHY FIXING PORT CONGESTION MATTERS By Mario Cordero 46 ONE STEP FORWARD, TWO STEPS BACK By Gary Ferrulli 78 ENOUGH IS ENOUGH By Peter Tirschwell 6 Spotlight 72 By the Numbers 73 Index 76 Colin Barrett's Q&A 77 Classified Ads 2014 V.15 N.23 CONTENTSNov.10 47 19

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