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Feb.22, 2016

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Page 2 of 55 THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE 3 10 22 COVER STORY 10 Is the US in a Freight Recession? High inventories, weak manufacturing and apathetic consumers are hitting cargo interests hard. SPECIAL REPORT: GULF TRADE: 2016 OUTLOOK 22 Locking In Growth U.S. Gulf ports are investing in infrastructure to handle the growing volumes that will come from the Panama Canal's new locks. SPECIAL REPORT: 2016 TRUCKING FORECAST 35 Green Light Turns to Yellow Trucking operators are tightening their belts and dialing back capacity as the U.S. economy grows more uncertain. 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 15 INTERNATIONAL MARITIME Blessing in Disguise at Oakland? The port's top official says Ports America's departure will improve capacity utilization at container terminals. Shades of 'Gray' in NY-NJ Only one issue stands in the way of a portwide chassis pool, but it's a big one: ILA jurisdiction. 18 GOVERNMENT WATCH SOLAS Enforcement Goes to the Ports The Coast Guard says it won't be responsible for policing the IMO container weight mandate in the U.S. Trumping ACE After loud calls for a delay, U.S. Customs takes a "staggered approach" to its single window initiative. 42 DOMESTIC SURFACE Intermodal's Gloomy Forecast Class 1 railroads vie for domestic and international volumes as a fluid trucking market and low fuel prices slow growth. E-Commerce Drives UPS Volumes, Profit Package deliveries and financial growth are expected to stay strong despite weakness in industrial output. C O L U M N S 4 HANGOVER OR OVERHANG? By Chris Brooks 54 MUSIC TO SHIPPERS' EARS By Peter Tirschwell 6 Spotlight 48 By the Numbers 49 Index 52 Colin Barrett's Q&A 53 Classified Ads 2016 V.17 N.4 CONTENTSFeb.22

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