Mark Szakonyi

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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Canada's port productivity metrics provide a potential guide to the United States. 

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US government has shown interest in Canada's method of monitoring and benchmark port productivity.
It will be interesting to see whether a Trump-like social media missive from Florida Gov. Rick Scott will have any impact on federal funding for his state's ports. 
The deep capacity cuts forecast by Seaintel come as spot rates on the trans-Pacific and Asia-Europe trade lanes are at least 50 percent higher than last year.
Michael Khouri has consistently encouraged supply chain stakeholders to seek commercial solutions.
Union Pacific Railroad’s discussion of pricing challenges for ocean containers in the fourth quarter was a rare admission of its inability to charge ocean carriers what it wants.
Spot rates are a barometer for how trans-Pacific service contract negotiations could fare.
The spot rate is a psychological element for container carriers and shippers engaged in the early stages of trans-Pacific service contract negotiations. 
India’s merchandise exports increased for the fourth month in a row in December.
Elaine Chao's measured responses signal shippers and transport providers shouldn’t expect massive infrastructure upgrades soon.
A diverse group of shippers is ready to challenge fees that container lines and marine terminals impose for delays at US ports. But first the shippers need approval from federal maritime regulators.