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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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.

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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.
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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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Among the many issues that Richard Lidinsky sought action on during his time at the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission were charges for demurrage and free time that some shippers viewed as unfair.
Richard Lidinsky shook up the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission during his charged and often controversial seven-year tenure.
The push-back by members of the Port Performance Freight Statistics Working Group to make recommendations on how to monitor port productivity is an insult to shippers that have little, if any,...
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.