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April 16 2018 | The Journal of Commerce 3 Contents April 16 2018 • Vol 19 • Issue 8 Delivering Global Trade and Logistics Intelligence. Since 1827. The Journal of Commerce Special Reports 18 Gulf Trade: Top Carriers and Ports Mobile's growth spurt Wal-Mart's new distribution center will attract imports and provide empty containers for exports. 36 Container Shipping Back in black The container shipping industry's profitability improves, but danger lurks. 48 Top 50 Trucking Companies Back in growth mode Higher demand and pricing put Top 50 trucking operators in fast lane, with more growth ahead. 57 Top 50 Global Logistics Companies A 3PL growth spurt The economic rebound fuels niche mergers and acquisitions among the world's Top 50 3PLs. Departments 14 International Maritime Keeping it short and sweet for C-suite Logistics managers see benefits in communicating with top-line executives in advance of any problems. Blockchain's snowball effect IBM-Maersk blockchain venture draws interest as industry seeks improved supply chain visibility. 62 Government Brexit threat diminished — for now Despite a longer transition period, ports and shippers are taking action well in advance of the UK-EU divorce. Spotlight on freight Omnibus budget and legislation renews the focus on investing in infrastructure to ease freight chokepoints. 64 Surface Transportation New ways of pay Trucking companies consider task-based pay as ELDs provide more data on driver workloads. Maximizing capacity ELD mandate sparks technology to help drivers manage time and freight loads. 10 Cover Story Beyond the gates Marine terminal operators deepen the inland reach for shippers. Columns 4 Yilport eyes Gulfport By Mark Szakonyi 35 Repeat Performance? By Gary Ferrulli 70 Disruption or just first mover advantage? By Peter Tirschwell Every Issue 6 Spotlight 66 By the Numbers 67 Index 68 Colin Barrett's Q&A 69 Classified Ads

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