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CONTENTSNov.16 CONTENTS THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE 3 10 20 COVER STORY 10 A Mixed Bag for Shippers As cargo owners take stock, economic uncertainty mutes the transportation outlook. SPECIAL REPORT: INTERMODAL MARKET REPORT 20 Unsnarling Chicago $4 billion in capital projects have helped ease congestion around the city, but no amount of money will ever eliminate it. SPECIAL REPORT: TOP 50 GLOBAL TRANSPORTATION PROVIDERS 35 Big Brown's Big Leap UPS takes over the top spot among global transportation providers as revenue among the Top 50 recovers mildly. 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 16 GOVERNMENT WATCH A Bigger TIGER Bite Freight projects on land and near sea snagged 44 percent of grants in the latest round of the infrastructure program. Defusing Risk Congress returns to debating the merits — or lack of them — of scanning every container entering the U.S. 27 INTERNATIONAL MARITIME Is This the Bottom? With China laboring and overcapacity growing, 2016 is shaping up as a turnkey year in the Asia-Europe trade. Container Weights: What's in the Box? The Global Shipper Forum's Chris Welsh discusses the details around the revolutionary regulation. 32 DOMESTIC SURFACE Taking Inventory Stockpiled goods increase opportunities for YRC Freight and other less-than-truckload carriers. Holidays, Coyote Lift UPS Outlook The United States' largest transportation company expects a short-term holiday boost and a long-term Coyote surge. C O L U M N S 4 REALITY CHECK By Chris Brooks 14 WHY FEDEX-TNT IS GOOD FOR COMPETITION By Satish Jindel 54 DRIVING CHANGE 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.23

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