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www.joc.com THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE 3 10 22 COVER STORY 10 Why NVOs Like Congestion Non-vessel-operating common carriers join East Coast ports as the big benefi ciaries of the gridlock gripping West Coast ports. SPECIAL REPORT: ASIA TRADE: MIDYEAR REVIEW AND OUTLOOK 22 Choppy Waters and Headwinds Surplus capacity and weak demand is depressing the outlook in the air and on the sea for Asia's cargo carriers. 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 17 GOVERNMENT WATCH Legislating a Port Fix? A Senate bill would allow the president and state governors to act against port slowdowns. Divulging Trade Secrets Wikileaks discloses documents showing the U.S. is engaged in clandestine talks aimed at liberalizing trade in services. 42 INTERNATIONAL MARITIME Is Time Healing the Pain? A JOC survey fi nds many shippers still plan to divert cargo from the West Coast, but their vigilance appears to be easing. Chassis Tangled in West Coast Knot The maintenance provision of the ILWU's new contract snares chassis in a new inspection cycle, prompting calls for federal intervention. 48 DOMESTIC SURFACE Shippers' Gloomy Forecast Expectations for freight growth slump to a fi ve-year low as economic headwinds intensify. Crime Stoppers Shippers and carriers turn to technology to stem a rising tide of cargo theft in the U.S. and Europe. C O L U M N S A D V E R T O R I A L S 4 WAITING ON THE FED By Mark Szakonyi 51 TRUCKING'S NEW CRUISE CONTROL By Lawrence Gross 70 THE NEED FOR SPEED By Peter Tirschwell 32 ASIA PORTS 52 FREIGHT PAYMENT 6 Spotlight 64 By the Numbers 65 Index 68 Colin Barrett's Q&A 69 Classifi ed Ads 2015 V.16 N.13 CONTENTSJune29

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