Executive Editor, JOC.com Mark Szakonyi, based in Washington, D.C., covers railroads, U.S. transportation and trade policy, sourcing and ocean shipping.

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Suez Canal ship convoy
Container lines won’t reduce the amount of cargo moving through the Suez Canal despite heightened security tensions — most recently inflamed by the reported arrest of 13 people on suspicion of planning to sabotage the waterway integral to trade between Asia and the Europe, and increasingly the U.S.

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