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www.joc.com THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE 3 10 20 COVER STORY 10 The Amazon Effect Whether it develops into a full-blown transportation provider or not, the e-tailer is disrupting logistics as we know it. SPECIAL REPORT: WEST COAST PORTS 20 Pacifi c Lights After a disastrous 2015, West Coast ports appear to be back on a growth track. SPECIAL REPORT: JOC GUIDE TO WAREHOUSING/INDUSTRIAL REAL ESTATE 35 Clicks and Bricks Rapid growth in e-commerce is squeezing an already-tight industrial real estate market. 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 In Trans-Pacifi c, Everything Is on the Table With spot rates plummeting and market uncertainty prevailing, nothing is off limits in contract negotiations. A Sea Change in US-Mexico Trade A new SeaLand service from Mexico to Miami is saving electronics maker Samsung time and money. 33 GOVERNMENT WATCH Trumping Trump on Mexico The controversial presidential candidate would be hard-pressed to build a border wall and impose import tariffs. No VGM, No Loading Despite confl icting views, the new SOLAS rule comes down to one fact: Carriers can't accept a container without a verifi ed gross mass document. 44 DOMESTIC SURFACE Schooling Drivers for Port Drayage A free program at Long Beach City College is helping to fi ll seats in harbor trucking. FedEx Freight's Added Dimension The U.S.'s largest LTL carrier is increasing its use of dimensioning scanners to boost accuracy in pricing. C O L U M N S 4 DANGEROUS LIAISONS By Chris Brooks 32 READING TPM TEA LEAVES By Gary Ferrulli 47 RAILROADS UNDER PRESSURE By Lawrence J. Gross 54 MUTED PROGRESS ON SOLAS By Peter Tirschwell 6 Spotlight 48 By the Numbers 49 Index 52 Colin Barrett's Q&A 53 Classifi ed Ads 2016 V.17 N.7 CONTENTSApr.4

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