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June 25 2018 | The Journal of Commerce 3 Contents June 25 2018 • Vol 19 • Issue 13 Delivering Global Trade and Logistics Intelligence. Since 1827. The Journal of Commerce Special Reports 16 Port Productivity The big-ship impact Weighted berth productivity declines as boxes per call erode gains in moves per hour. 28 Asia Trade: Midyear Review and Outlook Asia box trade growth drives past tensions US-China container trade is accelerating in spite of tariffs and import bans. Departments 14 International Maritime Less is more The changing nature of trade is increasing demand for less-than-containerload shipments. A WiseTech choice The latest in a spree of acquisitions heats up competition among TMS soware providers. 24 Government Quicker on the trigger An FMC ruling will allow NVOs to respond faster to their customers' needs. Time for a break The ELD mandate is relaxed for safe parking and agriculture commodity transportation. Not just yet A federal judge halts an effort to limit the power of the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor. 26 Surface Transportation Truckloads on the water Tracking on the seas is found to ease drayage snags on land. Locking up chassis NVOs are signing contracts directly with providers of chassis to ensure cheaper rates for BCOs. 10 Cover Story Surcharging season Container lines and shippers clash over emergency bunker fuel surcharges. Columns 4 Fuel gauging By Mark Szakonyi 54 Opening up the terminal box By Peter Tirschwell Every Issue 6 Spotlight 50 By the Numbers 51 Index 52 Colin Barrett's Q&A 53 Classified Ads Advertorial 40 Freight Payment

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