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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The faster transits that the 2M, Ocean, and THE alliances are promising BCOs open a new front in an already intensely competitive landscape.
The evolution of the Port of Vancouver's truck appointment system highlights the delicate walk ahead for US ports.
The recovery of short-term trans-Pacific rates “has happened already for quite some months.”
Canada's port productivity metrics provide a potential guide to the United States. 
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.