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sible. The alliances are looking to see
who are the best-performing intermodal ports."
As ports invest in waterside
infrastructure improvements, Doyle
said, they must be matched by port
operations, trucking, rail, chassis and
distribution center activity to keep
pace.
"Any time you have change,
especially in this complex
Doyle
international maritime and logistics
sector, challenges and opportunities present themselves," Doyle
added. "The challenges are usually short-term because industry
will eventually adjust and figure it out."
Hacegaba believes the relative economics of truck, rail and
intermodal moves will continue to be at play. The rise in truck
rates for drayage and long-haul services can make on-dock

"BCOs and 3PLs will want to see their
cargo passing through efficient ports/
terminals which have good intermodal
rail capacity now, but also in the future."
- Dean Davison, consultant, Clipper Maritime

moves more appealing. At the same time, truck efficiency is
being enhanced where there is greater use of appointments for
pickups at port terminals.
"We would like to see our terminals work together to make
sure there is a common system to facilitate appointments,"
Hacegaba said.
There could be more changes in store, some believe.
"I am not sure we are at the end of the [consolidation] game
yet," Jensen said, because the consolidation that should have
resulted in more predictable freight rates instead has produced
an unstable pricing market.
Part of the reason for pricing instability, he said, is that there
is still too much ocean freight capacity, despite recent increases
in demand. At the same time, companies such as COSCO and
Evergreen Line, both members of the Ocean Alliance, are adding
capacity faster than companies such as Maersk.

Differentiate Service
"Carriers haven't come to grips with how to differentiate
service," Jensen believes. "Rates have been commoditized."
The result, Jensen believes, is new approaches being taken
by some operators.
Maersk Line's parent A.P. Moller-Maersk has encouraged
more collaboration between its Damco forwarding and APM
Terminals units to better align the company's services. Maersk
Line and Damco last year created a "block train" intermodal
service. Early in 2018, ocean carrier CMA CGM agreed to buy 25
percent of CEVA Logistics, also a Europe-based 3PL.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Insights - May/June 2018

IANA News
Operations & Maintenance Business Meeting 2018 Recap: Creating the Future of Intermodal
Intermodal Is on a Positive Path in 2018
Chassis Market’s Evolution Blends Promise, Challenges
Identifying the Missing Link in Chassis Maintenance
ELD Mandate Lessons: Opportunity, Compliance, Tech Issues
ELD Mandate Effect: Opportunity Beckons for Intermodal
Ocean Carrier Realignments Trigger Significant Change for Intermodal
Freight Report
Build Awareness of Intermodal to Attract Job Candidates
3PLs Adopt Technology to Enhance Customer Relationships
As Technology Changes Business Relationships, Personalization Still Matters
Voice of the Shipper
Government News
New Members
People News
Intermodal Calendar
Insights - May/June 2018 - Cover1
Insights - May/June 2018 - 2
Insights - May/June 2018 - 3
Insights - May/June 2018 - IANA News
Insights - May/June 2018 - Operations & Maintenance Business Meeting 2018 Recap: Creating the Future of Intermodal
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Insights - May/June 2018 - 7
Insights - May/June 2018 - 8
Insights - May/June 2018 - Intermodal Is on a Positive Path in 2018
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Insights - May/June 2018 - Chassis Market’s Evolution Blends Promise, Challenges
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Insights - May/June 2018 - Identifying the Missing Link in Chassis Maintenance
Insights - May/June 2018 - ELD Mandate Lessons: Opportunity, Compliance, Tech Issues
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Insights - May/June 2018 - ELD Mandate Effect: Opportunity Beckons for Intermodal
Insights - May/June 2018 - Ocean Carrier Realignments Trigger Significant Change for Intermodal
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Insights - May/June 2018 - Government News
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