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2015 V.16 N.11 June 1 THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE 3 14 Playing the Blame Game There's been plenty of fi nger- pointing over demurrage and detention fees, but all shippers see is a growing hassle. 18 A 'Rohrschach Test' for the TPP As with NAFTA, debate over the Trans-Pacifi c Partnership comes down to fundamental discord about free trade. 22 Can We Talk? The president of the PMA, acknowledging a breakdown in the process, seeks a new way to conduct labor negotiations. 24 Surge Protection With big ships already arriving and a strong peak season on the way, Oakland is mapping ways to improve service. 30 Bigger Ships, Bigger Risks Marine insurers worry about their ability to meet obligations if catastrophe strikes a mega-vessel. 32 Out of Africa The strengthening dollar takes a toll on U.S. exports to the Dark Continent, but imports jump. 56 Container or Specialized? With temperature-controlled shipments growing, global reefer shippers need capacity on any ship they can get it. 60 Alliances in the Spotlight U.S., European and Chinese regulators will assess shipping developments in their second regulatory summit. 62 Port Hill Climb U.S. legislation would give Congress a wider view of port congestion, productivity and labor issues. 66 System Overload Today's logistics software doesn't come close to meeting the complex challenges shippers face. 70 Copper's Tarnished Growth China's economic slowdown is putting the brakes on growth in exports from the U.S. 74 Hong Kong Fails Food Safety Test A recent breach reveals a dangerous loophole in the regulation of seaborne food imports. 76 Crazy for Chips Australia reaps the gains as potato prices spike over South Korea's craving for honey-fl avored crisps. 78 No Whining Down Under Led by China, Australia's wine exports to major Asian markets are soaring. DEPARTMENTS 6 Spotlight 80 By the Numbers 81 Index 84 Colin Barrett's Q&A 85 Classifi ed Ads COLUMNS 4 Chris Brooks 17 Susan Kohn Ross 64 Kathy Mazzarella 79 Lawrence J. Gross 86 Peter Tirschwell Carriers' Losing Bid Service contracts are coming in well below trans-Pacifi c operators' targets as capacity jumps and shippers rethink their distribution strategies. JOC TOP 100 IMPORTERS .................. 48 AND EXPORTERS ........36 10

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