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Page 2 of 55 THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE 3 10 38 COVER STORY 10 From Villains to Heroes After initially fearing their impact on rates, shippers have come to appreciate vessel-sharing alliances as good for competition. SPECIAL REPORT: CONTAINER SHIPPING: PEAK-SEASON FORECAST 22 Restoring Sanity to the Peak Season Benefi cial cargo owners get back to thinking about what matters in the trans-Pacifi c: supply, demand, timing and routing. SPECIAL REPORT: TRUCKING MARKET REPORT 38 Calm Before the Storm Shippers shouldn't be fooled by the slower rate of growth in truck pricing, because it will certainly pick up soon enough. 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 14 GOVERNMENT WATCH A Jones Act Fix for Puerto Rico? Puerto Rico's debt crisis is prompting increasing calls for an exemption from the U.S. domestic shipping law. Beefi ng Up US Imports After 15 years under embargo, Brazilian exporters of fresh beef get the green light to resume U.S. shipments. 17 INTERNATIONAL MARITIME Packing for Mars With wages rising in China, DHL helps the candy maker slash packaging time and costs. Poor Business Cents An 'out-of-control' orderbook and aggressive pricing threaten to send many carriers back into the red, Drewry says. 46 DOMESTIC SURFACE An Even Bigger Haul Heavy-haul trucker Daseke is extending its reach, merging with drayage operator Bulldog Hiway Express. C O L U M N S 4 ALLIANCE-OMICS By Chris Brooks 16 HELP! MY CONGRESSMAN'S A DEVOLUTIONIST! By Lawrence Gross 21 NO DEFYING COMPLIANCE By Jerry Peck 54 CRACKING DOWN ON CONTAINER WEIGHTS By Peter Tirschwell 6 Spotlight 48 By the Numbers 49 Index 52 Colin Barrett's Q&A 53 Classifi ed Ads 2015 V.16 N.15 CONTENTSJuly27

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