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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Maersk Line will deploy the same size ships on the new Panama routing as it did via the old routing through the Suez Canal.
Maersk Line said it would reroute one of its Suez Canal strings just days before the Panama Canal opened June 26.

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The 18,000-TEU CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin, pictured in San Francisco Bay during a call to the Port of Oakland in February, could be one of the mega-ships the Ocean Alliance plans to deploy to the U.S. West Coast.
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...
Stakeholders are urging the FMC to make a decision about a SOLAS discussion group.
Pressure is building on U.S. maritime regulators to quickly decide whether ports and container lines can hash out details on a strategy that could dramatically simplify exporters’ meeting the SOLAS...
Hyundai Merchant Marine has said its financial restructuring will allow it to acquire mega-ships.
Congressional pressure is intensifying on stakeholders in the containerized supply chain to find an agreeable response to the SOLAS rule.
SOLAS verified gross mass VGM IMO container weights
A group of U.S. agriculture exporters rejected container lines’ recent attempt to mollify concerns over the legal liabilities of inaccuracies in the container tare weight when generating a verified...