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April 30 2018 | The Journal of Commerce 3 Contents April 30 2018 • Vol 19 • Issue 9 Delivering Global Trade and Logistics Intelligence. Since 1827. The Journal of Commerce Special Reports 18 Roll-On, Roll-Off and Auto Shipping Autos driving growth at South Atlantic ports Region's ports invest in infrastructure to meet demand for autos and heavy ro-ro shipments. 38 Improving Supply Chain Visibility Raising the stakes for visibility Increasing the data on shipment and capacity locations is touted as a means to reduce supply chain inefficiencies. Departments 15 International Maritime Downplaying digital disruption Established forwarders are confident they have what it takes to keep customers happy. One-upmanship Carriers launch faster and guaranteed services in an effort to best their competitors. 33 Government Battle cries Threatened US and China tariffs, though in flux, have exporters and consumers on edge. All clear? Cosco's takeover of a Long Beach terminal lingers as US regulators debate China's involvement. 35 Surface Transportation Double jeopardy The slim line between co-brokering a freight shipment and double-brokering puts truck shippers at risk. 10 Cover Story Contract talks lag amid inland pressures Landside issues add shape to Asia service contracts as some shippers hold out for lower ocean rates. Columns 4 Third wave for Gulf? By Mark Szakonyi 54 A burning issue By Peter Tirschwell Every Issue 6 Spotlight 50 By the Numbers 51 Index 52 Colin Barrett's Q&A 53 Classified Ads Advertorial 42 Jacksonville Trade and Transportation

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