The growth in U.S. import trade and the inability of the nation's transportation system to handle it was the top concern cited in the 2005 Annual Review and Outlook of The Journal of Commerce. The Journal, a unit of Commonwealth Business Media, Inc., surveyed 205 executives.
Lillian C. Borrone, chairman of the Eno Transportation Foundation and former New York-New Jersey port director, comments that, "Active national policies to encourage global trade are out of balance with our passive freight transportation supply policies."
According to Ron Widdows, chief executive of APL Ltd., a container ship line company, while governments worldwide are beginning to understand the problem, "there is still some way to go to translate that understanding into development of new port and intermodal infrastructure."
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