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www.joc.com THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE 3 10 39 COVER STORY 10 A New Bunker Mentality The dramatic fall in fuel prices won't just feed ocean carriers' bottom lines; it could improve schedule reliabililty, too. SPECIAL REPORT: TRANS-ATLANTIC MARITIME 22 Battle of the Atlantic The launch of new alliances brings uncertainty to a mature, yet growing, market. SPECIAL REPORT: JOC GUIDE TO 3PLS 39 3PL Bright Spots 2014's domestic growth sets the stage for bigger 3PL gains. F E A T U R E S E V E R Y I S S U E D E P A R T M E N T S 16 GOVERNMENT WATCH Let's Go Back to the Pump The head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce makes another case for raising the fuels tax to pay for highway programs. Self-Monitoring of Teamsters Nears A U.S. district court will decide the fate of an agreement to reduce the government's oversight of the union. 32 INTERNATIONAL MARITIME No Easy Answers California ports urged to adopt a new model of operation to fix systemic problems. Asia Dominates Logistics Index China, Indonesia, India and Malaysia rank in the top 10 on Agility's 2015 emerging markets index. 64 DOMESTIC SURFACE Trucking's Rate Momentum Solid economic growth will increase consumer demand and boost domestic rates, economists and analysts say. Shift Freight Looks to the East With a goal of going national, the asset-light less-than-truckload carrier is expanding to the Midwest and Northeast. C O L U M N S A D V E R T O R I A L 4 A FAIR TRADE? By Mark Szakonyi 38 CONFLICTS AND LOGIC By Gary Ferrulli 63 PLAYING THE NUMBERS By Satish Jindel 102 KRYPTONITE FOR GLOBAL TRADE By Peter Tirschwell 67 PORT IMPROVEMENT 6 Spotlight 96 By the Numbers 97 Index 100 Colin Barrett's Q&A 101 Classified Ads 2015 V.16 N.3 CONTENTSFeb.9

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