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Page 28 of 31 THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE 29 SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION OF THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE container carriers to take advantage of the low slot cost they are offering, and then, the continued uncertainty in the global economy. "While our volumes have shown increases over the last two years, we are currently impacted as other ports are by the strong U.S. dollar, weakening economies in Asia and Alaska, as well as the renewed competition from container carriers," he said. Rather than make breakbulk volume projections, the Port of Brownsville points to recent performance to buttress its conviction in the future of its breakbulk activity. "In the last five years, cargo at the Port of Brownsville has doubled," Tyndal said. This fiscal year, Jacksonville has experienced approximately 20 percent growth in breakbulk volume year-over-year, led by forest products. Steel volumes have also been on the increase and a few large T he Northwest Seaport Alliance brings together two of the nation's premier harbor facilities to form a single, integrat- ed gateway for marine cargo. If you ship it, we can handle it — high, wide and heavy; roll-on, roll-off; lift-on, lift-off; and non-wheeled. We have a prov- en record of success moving all types of cargo with precision and speed. Our combined terminal facilities, car- riers and ports of call provide unlimited options and flexibility to suit your unique supply chain needs. And our commitment to working hand-in-hand with breakbulk customers to provide cost-effective, in- novative shipping solutions is unparalleled in the industry. At the end of the day, it's all about helping you, the shipper, get the job done. MAKE OUR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES YOURS: ● Global reach: Some of the world's leading breakbulk and ro-ro carriers offer regularly scheduled international liner service to major ports of call in Asia, Europe and Oceania, and via transshipment to anywhere in the world; ● Peace of mind: Knowing that your cargo is in the hands of a highly skilled labor force with specialized training for damage-free and secure handling all types of breakbulk cargo; ● Intermodal connections: Two Class I railroads (BNSF Railway and Union Pacific Railroad) provide transcontinen- tal rail service to the Midwest and via interline connections to manufacturing centers throughout the United States; ● Efficient operations and a commit- ment to operational excellence: EB-1, our dedicated breakbulk facility, is equipped with on-dock rail and a 2,000-pounds-per-square-foot heavy-lift pad for handling of overweight and out- of-gauge cargo. ● Gateway to the Great North: In the northwest corner of the U.S., we are the closest to the Alaska market. Our ocean, rail and road connections, available land for project cargo and experience handling energy and mining equipment make us a natural choice for resource development projects. ■ YOUR GATEWAY OF CHOICE FOR BREAKBULK AND RO-RO OCEAN SHIPPING

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