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www.joc.com THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE 3 E V E R Y I S S U E 6 Spotlight 56 By the Numbers 57 Index 60 Colin Barrett's Q&A 61 Classified Ads D E P A R T M E N T S 14 GOVERNMENT WATCH China Crackdown Squeezes Carriers In its latest effort to revive exports, China pressures ship lines and terminals to curb assessorial fees. Proactive Reaction A new bill in Congress would trigger rapid federal intervention in economy-damaging U.S. port slowdowns. 29 INTERNATIONAL MARITIME Another Sad Yarn for China Trade An apparel requirement in the Trans-Pacific Partnership could deal the latest blow to Chinese exports. Clouds Loom Over Climate Talks With a big Paris conference just days away, shipping interests fear a stricter approach to emissions. 40 DOMESTIC SURFACE Driving Change at the Border An imbalance in north-south truck capacity and the strong dollar spark a surge in transloading at the U.S.-Mexico border. C O L U M N S A D V E R T O R I A L S 4 THE NEXT PRINCE RUPERT? By Mark Szakonyi 47 RAIL RECOVERY SURFACES By Lawrence J. Gross 62 AMAZON: MAKING THE MAGIC HAPPEN By Jon DeCesare 43 CONNIE AWARDS 48 BREAKBULK 10 33 COVER STORY 10 A New Merger Wave? With an NOL acquisition imminent and China's carriers likely to merge, container shipping is on the cusp of a major shakeup. SPECIAL REPORT: U.S. GULF REPORT 18 Basking in Project Cargoes Heavy investment in petrochemical and automotive plants is fueling strong growth in breakbulk imports through U.S. Gulf ports. SPECIAL REPORT: FREIGHT PAYMENT 33 Managing Your Money Via Technology Increasingly sophisticated freight payment tools are making it easier for shippers to manage complex financial reporting. F E A T U R E S 2015 V.16 N.24 CONTENTSNov.30

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