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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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.
Hints that capacity might tighten at the top global operators, but not at those that want to be among them, come as other industry analysts warn that the gap between supply and demand will widen.
Hints that capacity might tighten at the top global operators, but not at those that want to be among them, come as other industry analysts warn that the gap between supply and demand will widen.
A container line's ships won't be empty if it goes under, making it harder still for shippers to see the signs they need to avoid disruption like that caused by Hanjin Shipping's insolvency.
The collapse of the seventh-largest global container line in terms of deployed capacity sends a clear message: All bets are off.
The world’s factory will focus more on domestic consumption, and its citizens will increasingly sate their taste for foreign goods domestically.
Shippers want assurance from ocean carrier alliances that there are emergency plans in place if one of their container lines can’t deliver its own cargo and that of its member partners.
Shippers want assurance from ocean carrier alliances that there are emergency plans in place if one of their container lines can’t deliver its own cargo and that of its member partners.
Concerns still remain on the holdouts, IT issues, and accuracy of declarations related to SOLAS container weight rule.
DP World plans to transform Saint John, New Brunswick, into an alternative gateway for containerized imports bound for the US Northeast, much like the Dubai-based terminal operator’s Port of Prince...