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www.joc.com THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE 3 21 10 48 COVER STORY 10 The Great Alliance Shuffle The dominoes are just starting to fall in a shakeup of container line partnerships. The outcome the competitiveness of carriers not in the two big alliances. SPECIAL REPORT: TOP 25 NORTH AMERICAN PORTS 21 Ready or Not, Here They Come U.S. East and Gulf Coast ports are hustling to complete — or start — projects as they prepare for bigger ships through the Panama Canal. SPECIAL REPORT: MEXICO TRADE AND LOGISTICS 48 Small Port, Big Dreams Ensenada's ability to expedite electronics and auto parts helps it retain diverted cargo from Los Angeles-Long Beach. 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 16 INTERNATIONAL MARITIME China's VGM Checklist Asia's manufacturing giant says it will conduct random inspections when the SOLAS rule takes effect in July. 18 GOVERNMENT WATCH Marad Bullish on Box Shuttle Plans Agency says there's less risk and more shipper interest in three new marine highway projects. 20 DOMESTIC SURFACE Collaborating on Costs It's time for shippers and trucking operators to end the punishing boom-bust rate cycles, Werner chief says. C O L U M N S 4 DON'T WAIT TO ACT ON ELDS By William B. Cassidy 62 LESSONS LEARNED By Peter Tirschwell 6 Spotlight 56 By the Numbers 57 Index 60 Colin Barrett's Q&A 61 Classified Ads 2016 V.17 N.10 CONTENTSMay16

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