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Page 30 of 31 THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE 31 market (Florida now has the third-largest population of any state in the U.S., as well as the greater southeastern U.S.) and a growing southeastern manufacturing base for exports," Camp said. "The transport infrastructure to support that population exists in Jacksonville with three major interstate highways either in Jacksonville or within an hour's drive, and key railroad links available with some of the highest and widest clearances east of the Mississippi. The port and surrounding area has a skilled and flexible workforce knowledgeable in the movement of traditional and project breakbulk cargoes." Asked why a shipper or third-party logistics provider in search of a breakbulk hub should look toward Washington state, Elmaleh said, "We strive to be the easiest gateway to do business with by offering best-in-class service. The simple fact of the matter is that the two largest ports in the state of Washington have formed The Northwest Seaport Alliance to attract new business to the region by creating best-in-class value for our customers. We offer our non-containerized customers breakbulk terminal options in both Seattle and Tacoma. We have easy and efficient highway connections and service from both Class I railroads. Our labor force is second to none, and they are eager to expand this type of cargo." With apologies to Malcom McLean, before the container, all non-bulk freight moved in the breakbulk format. Pallets, cartons, bags and crates were the order of the day, commanding specific handling gear and expertise. While most ports have understandably turned their attention to the container market, a number have remained true to their roots by actively soliciting breakbulk freight and investing in the facilities and technology to efficiently handle it. Given the wide range of cargoes that lend themselves to the format, there is every reason to believe that the container and breakbulk businesses will continue to coexist profitably in the long-term. ■ Contact John Powers at SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION OF THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE W ith more than 20 years of experience in the bulk, breakbulk and liner trade, SCM Lines is one of a very few carriers offer- ing project services between North America and the river ports of the Orinoco in Venezu- ela. The port of Palua, one of the main ports on the river, is located west on the southern bank approximately 182 miles inland from the Caribbean Sea at the junction of the Orinoco and the Caroní Rivers. The port traditionally serves the southeastern region of Venezuela where the heavy industries are established for steel, aluminum, iron ore and gold mining, hydroelectric plants, lumber factories, and it is the gateway to the Orinoco Belt oil produc- ing region. The only carrier with a full liner service to the area with fast, modern multipurpose self-geared vessels specially designed to navigate the river delta, and shore cranes capable of lifting up to 400 metric tons, SCM Line's expertise is tailor-made to transport liner, heavy-lift, out-of-gauge and project cargo safely, on time, and on budget. In addition to the river ports, SCM Lines offers all-water liner service to Guanta, Venezuela, from Houston and Port Everglades, Florida, as well as project and vessel charter service between Mexico, the U.S. Gulf and East Coast ports and Central East Coast, the north coast of South America and the Carib- bean. Personal attention from highly trained and motivated transportation specialists, each with more than 40 years of maritime engi- neering and marine transportation experience is the hallmark of its success. A dedicated project cargo management team, together with its local domestic logistics partners, has the expertise to execute the handling of your projects safely and effectively. Immedi- ate attention to your requests with a quick response time and continued communication and support from booking to discharge is the trademark of an established company with a reputation for offering peace of mind. Local representatives will provide customized solutions to accommodate your requirements, making SCM Lines the right match for your liner and project cargo. ■ A CUSTOM FIT …

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