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Page 2 of 71 THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE 3 10 35 COVER STORY 10 Exports Find Their Footing After a five-year slump, US shippers and their service providers are enjoying a resurgence overseas. SPECIAL REPORT: TOP TRANS-ATLANTIC CARRIERS AND PORTS 21 Making Political Waves The politically charged trans-Atlantic trade maintains slow growth despite agendas in the US and European Union. SPECIAL REPORT: PACIFIC NORTHWEST GATEWAY 35 Productivity Accelerator Pacific Northwest ports drive for market share, focusing on ways to boost cargo velocity. 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 17 INTERNATIONAL MARITIME US Auto Trade Shifts to Low Gear Factory closures extended into this summer as demand for new vehicles decelerates. Spotlight Turns to Niche Carriers Zim and PIL brush off takeover target and IPO speculation. 30 GOVERNMENT WATCH Measuring Customs' Recipe Mixing one part trade enforcement, one part facilitation: Agency awaits budget attention and Trump focus. 42 SURFACE TRANSPORTATION Reaching Inland The ports of Charleston and Virginia are gaining discretionary rail cargo. Shorter by the Mile Fulfillment centers are creeping into urban areas to meet last-mile logistics demands. C O L U M N S A D V E R T O R I A L 4 MUCH TO DO ABOUT EXPORTS By Mark Szakonyi 34 FEW SHOES LEFT TO DROP By Gary Ferrulli 46 SUCCESS POINTS NORTH By Lawrence J. Gross 70 LOW SULFUR'S HIGH PRICE By Peter Tirschwell 47 PORT OF BALTIMORE 6 Spotlight 65 By the Numbers 66 Index 68 Colin Barrett's Q&A 69 Classified Ads 2017 V.18 N.16 CONTENTSAug.7

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