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 Ocean Alliance will get a new 45-day review period from the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission after it submits responses to FMC queries.
U.S. maritime regulators have more questions for the Ocean Alliance.

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The Ocean Alliance plans to deploy the largest ships ever seen by U.S ports on the trans-Pacific trade.
U.S. marine terminals’ last-minute rallying around existing container weighing services, global operators’ weighing services for those exporting outside the U.S. and a regulatory grace period made...
Ocean Alliance members CMA CGM, COSCO Container Lines, Orient Overseas Container Line and Evergreen Line see major opportunity in deploying more services to the East and West coasts.
Shipper frustration over what they see as dubious charges from some terminals, liners and forwarders is intensifying.
U.S. importers are worried about their cargo being rolled this peak season.
An International Maritime Organization call for countries to exercise regulatory leniency has added to shipper confusion and is the latest harbinger that disruption will hit many of the world’s ports...