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www.joc.com THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE 3 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 14 INTERNATIONAL MARITIME Japan's Big 3 to Become Big 1 "K" Line, MOL and NYK Line will merge in an 18-month process that stands in stark contrast to other deals — and Hanjin's collapse. Frayed Nerves in Hanjin's Wake Shippers and carriers are keeping close tabs on the industry's financial health. 32 GOVERNMENT WATCH Promises, Promises If you believe the rhetoric, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton align fairly closely on infrastructure and trade issues. Betting on Barges The US Maritime Administration earmarks $4.6 million for grants for five container-on-barge services. 38 SURFACE TRANSPORTATION 3PL Metamorphosis The TTS-Sunteck merger underscores shippers' needs for freight management technology. Low Vacancy A shortage of warehouse space near the US West Coast will boost shippers' costs as they push farther inland. C O L U M N S A D V E R T O R I A L 4 SHIPPING'S FEEDING FRENZY By Chris Brooks 30 OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS By Gary Ferrulli 36 INSPIRING INNOVATION By Jerry Peck 62 BUILDING A BETTER FUTURE By Peter Tirschwell 43 NORTHEAST LOGISTICS 6 Spotlight 56 By the Numbers 57 Index 60 Colin Barrett's Q&A 61 Classified Ads COVER STORY 10 Is Pricing Power About to Shift? With the economy showing signs of strength and inventories falling, trucking and rail shippers may be in for a dose of sticker shock in 2017. SPECIAL REPORT: FREIGHT PAYMENT 19 EDI's Supporting Role With rapid growth of e-commerce, electronic data interchange is bringing better visibility into parcel shipments and payments. 19 2016 V.17 N.23 CONTENTSNov.14 10

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