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2016 GLOBAL LOGISTICS FOCUS SPECIAL REPORT THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE You will not have to worry about how to move your cargo, as Maersk has more than 40 years of experience handling Special Cargo You can expect the world's largest fleet of modern and ever increasing open top and flatrack equipment Meet us at booth #613 at the Break Bulk Americas trade show! September 26-29, Houston #bbam2016 Global coverage, close terminal partnerships and advanced operating systems allow us to deliver your cargo when and EXPERIENCE CAPACITY GLOBAL COVERAGE where you need it. With calls at more than 276 ports all over the world, Maersk offers global coverage that is second to none WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT WHEN YOU USE MAERSK SPECIAL CARGO SERVICES THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE 27A A NEW PAPER commissioned by the Van Horne Institute and written by The Journal of Commerce outlines how Canada can build on its success in creating inland ports to more efficiently move container- ized exports and imports and fuel provincial growth. The white paper, titled "Western Can- ada's Rapidly Expanding Inland Ports: Accelerating Regional Economic Growth," is aimed at helping fuel the conversation at the 2016 Canadian Inland Ports Conference, Sept. 20-21 in Winnipeg. The Calgary-based Van Horne Institute, a nonprofit organiza- tion dedicated to public policy, education and research in transportation, supply chain and logistics, and regulated indus - tries, is hosting the conference. The following is an abbreviated version of the white paper, which can be downloaded in its entirety at WHAT'S AN INLAND PORT? Inland ports are specialized locations developed to serve intermodal transpor- tation networks. Ordinarily located along Class I railroad lines and major road net- works, inland ports offer intermodal transfer facilities and international trade processing and other services. They may be linked to specific seaports. Distribution centers and other warehousing facilities are generally co-located with inland ports, even on site. "Think of the logistics of inbound freight as a barbell. At one end, inbound contain- ers flood into a seaport, spreading across local storage facilities as they are unloaded. If they aren't moved quickly enough from the port, they create a bottleneck that bogs down the entire distribution cycle as con- tainers wait longer to get off ships, to get into warehouses, and to get back out and onto trucks and trains for final shipment," according to a report by Jones Lang LaSalle, a professional services and investment man- agement firm specializing in real estate, WHAT'S DRIVING INLAND PORTS? Thanks to ongoing, dramatic improve- ment in t ra nspor tation a nd log istics technologies, the major distribution pro- cesses that once needed to be managed at seaports now can be managed — or co- managed — at various locations across the entire supply chain, including at various inland ports that were long thought of as too distant geographically to play a key role in the transportation and distribution of goods. Continued on Page 32A INLAND PORTS BUILDING OUT

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