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April 2 2018 | The Journal of Commerce 3 Contents April 2 2018 • Vol 19 • Issue 7 Delivering Global Trade and Logistics Intelligence. Since 1827. The Journal of Commerce Special Reports 18 JOC Guide to Warehousing and Industrial Real Estate Location trumps price Despite escalating costs, shippers are opting for warehouses and DCs closer to major ports. 29 West Coast Ports A single-fee model for PierPass? 12 terminal operators will decide soon whether to incorporate a lower, flat pricing structure on the LA-Long Beach extended-gates program. Departments 15 International Maritime Pressure rising E-commerce adds to speed-to-market demand and leads to ascending air cargo rates. 26 Government FMC examines port fees The regulatory agency will investigate what BCOs, drayage companies, and forwarders call unfair demurrage claims. Weighing the impact of slow-steaming In a move that could hit carriers and shippers, the IMO will consider a proposal to regulate ship speeds in a bid to reduce emissions. 39 Surface Transportation US truck shippers feeling the pinch Carriers are levying surcharges and turning down freight as capacity and drivers lag growing demand. CP growth strategy Canadian Pacific says its expansion into the Ohio Valley and investment in technology will help boost its international intermodal freight. 10 Cover Story All hands on deck West Coast portals offer a window to cargo fluidity and advanced port coordination. Columns 4 Trucking's second 'electric era' By William B. Cassidy 14 Intermodal winter of discontent By Lawrence J. Gross 46 Which way will blockchain go? By Peter Tirschwell Every Issue 6 Spotlight 42 By the Numbers 43 Index 44 Colin Barrett's Q&A 45 Classified Ads

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