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Page 96 of 119 THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE 25 CONTAINER SHIPPING SPECIAL REPORT A S C A R R I E R M E RG E R S a nd a llia nce changes continue to unfold, Gene Seroka sees a gateway strategy developing in which the ports, carriers, and terminal operators manage assets with the sin- gular goal of improving cargo flow in Southern California. "We are taking a gateway view," Seroka, executive director at the Port of Los Angeles, told The Journal of Commerce in August. High-profi le carrier mergers in the past two years and the restructuring of carrier alliances effective April 1 have exposed the reality that carriers deploy their assets based on a need to serve gate- ways, rather than focusing on specific ports or terminals. Because they operate various-sized vessels in a number of trade Restructured alliances and carrier mergers have ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach weighing a gateway strategy By Bill Mongelluzzo KEYING A GATEWAY Sheila Fitzgerald /

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