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Page 26 of 63 THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE 27 CONTAINER SHIPPING SPECIAL REPORT TERMINAL OPERATORS AND ocean carriers today exist in a highly competitive market that requires an enormous amount of capital to remain relevant and, for most par- ticipants, produces minimal and inconsistent profitability. Ocean carriers and terminal operators face a formidable challenge planning and executing the most fundamen- tal of shipping processes: stowage. Although both participants are highly skilled with deep experience and extensive domain knowledge, IMPROVED PRODUCTIVITY Collaboration on how containers are loaded aboard vessels would bring new effi ciencies to congested ports By Christopher Mazza IMPROVED IMPROVED BETTER STOWAGE,

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