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Page 34 of 71 THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE 35 PACIFIC NORTHWEST GATEWAY SPECIAL REPORT IN THE BATTLE for market share, Seattle- Tacoma and the British Columbia ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert realize it will take more than infrastructure investment to win; it's going to take faster cargo velocity in and out of the terminal. While they are expanding their ter- minals and on-dock rail capacity, and buying larger cranes, the Pacific North- west ports believe the true competitive edge will come from faster cargo velocity at the terminals, faster truck turn times, and seamless hand-offs of containers to intermodal rail. Given the region's rela- tively small local population, the gateway is especially dependent on efficient, com- petitively priced rail services to population centers in the East. Pacific Northwest ports drive for market share, focusing on ways to boost cargo velocity By Bill Mongelluzzo PRODUCTIVITY ACCELERATOR

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