Joseph Bonney

Joseph Bonney is senior editor with The Journal of Commerce. He is based in Newark, N.J.

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Struggling with soft demand and growing competition from container, bulk and roll-on, roll-off carriers, the operators of multipurpose carriers with something special to sell will be the ones likely to survive.  

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