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www.joc.com THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE 3 10 50 22 COVER STORY 10 'This Is the Future' Frank Appel, CEO of Deutsche Post DHL, reveals his expansive view of the global economy, emerging markets and forwarding. SPECIAL REPORT: FREIGHT PAYMENT 22 Billing Goes Mainstream New startups and expanded services from established 3PLs are making freight payment and invoicing more effi cient for shippers. SPECIAL REPORT: TOP 25 TRUCKLOAD AND LTL CARRIERS 34 LTL Revenue Surge Powers Down Lower fuel surcharges and soft demand squeeze the top line of Top 25 less-than-truckload carriers. SPECIAL REPORT: SOUTH AMERICA TRADE AND LOGISTICS 50 Brazilian Chicken Takes Wing Its economy might be slumping, but South America's largest country still holds the poultry crown. 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 Trans-Atlantic's Luster Dims A widerning trade imbalance and strong dollar are likely to squeeze growth in the most reliable east-west trade. West Coast Stranglehold For cargo volumes and effi ciency to improve, a stable ILWU is a must. 30 GOVERNMENT WATCH Ports Pay a Price for Strong Dollar Container imports are increasing, but their value isn't, and that's putting less money into the HMTF. A Bleak Look Into El Faro's Demise Hearings into the October sinking of the Tote Inc. ship recess after witnesses list a litany of errors. 44 DOMESTIC SURFACE US Infrastructure Stunts Exports Getting empty containers to the right place at the right time is key to economic and export growth, experts say. C O L U M N S A D V E R T O R I A L 4 HOW THE WEST WAS WON By Chris Brooks 57 MAPPING A RAIL MERGER By Satish Jindel 78 WAS WEST COAST CONFIDENCE RESTORED? By Peter Tirschwell 58 CANADA TRADE 2016 6 Spotlight 72 By the Numbers 73 Index 76 Colin Barrett's Q&A 77 Classifi ed Ads 2016 V.17 N.6 CONTENTSMar.21

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