Coverage By JOC Editors

Coverage By JOC Editors


Ari Ashe, Senior Editor

Ari Ashe has more than a decade of journalism experience working in the busy newsrooms of Washington D.C. He earned two bachelor’s degrees at George Washington University and a master’s in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University. In 2006, he began his career with WTOP-FM in Washington D.C., a 24/7 all-news radio outlet. Beginning as a producer, he was the commuter transportation beat reporter from 2012 through 2015. He won an Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative journalism during the three-year stretch. In 2016, Ashe moved over to covering commercial transportation for Transport Topics, a publication of the American Trucking Associations, covering the business of trucking, railroads, and ocean carriers, including quarterly earnings reports and economic news affecting the industry. He joined the JOC in 2018 and reports on the Southeast US ports, intermodal, and trucking.


Alessandra G.Barrett, Senior Content Editor, Special Projects

Alessandra Barrett has managed special projects for the JOC since 2007. She works closely with advertisers to produce sponsored content such as lead-generation program including videos, webcasts, podcasts, and white papers, as well as special sections, supplements, and custom publications. She previously worked in marketing and public relations across a broad range of industries including broadcast and recording, wellness and sustainability, architectural design, and the performing arts.


Dustin Braden, Shipper Relationship Manager

Dustin Braden began his time with the JOC as an intern in 2014 before returning full time as assistant web editor in 2015, managing and editing international correspondents and copy. In 2017, he moved into the role of data analyst, compiling market intelligence and analysis drawing on a wide array of IHS Markit data to inform and enrich JOC reporting. In 2018, Braden became the JOC’s shipper relationship manager, and is now responsible for working with shippers to provide data, advice, and insight on the shipping industry to help them succeed in their day-to-day operations while ensuring that JOC content speaks to shipper needs and provides actionable solutions.


Chris Brooks, Executive Editor

Chris Brooks leads JOC Events programs and works closely with the online team focusing on and The Journal of Commerce. A 30-year company veteran, his career has spanned every aspect of the editorial operation, from copy and front-line editing to design, reporting, and overseeing numerous websites. From 2008 through 2017, he managed the day-to-day editorial operation, including its team of award-winning journalists. He now leads the programming teams for nine annual JOC events, including TPM, TPM Asia, Container Trade Europe, and the JOC Inland Distribution, Gulf Shipping, and Port Performance North America conferences. Brooks also oversees the JOC's editorially driven series of webinars. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Lock Haven University in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania.


William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor, Trucking

Bill Cassidy is Senior Editor, Trucking at the JOC, and his news and analysis of this area are included in the, The Journal of Commerce and JOC Events. He joined the publication in 2009, after 13 years at Traffic World magazine where he served as Executive Editor, Managing Editor and Associate Editor. Based in Washington, D.C., Cassidy has been reporting on trucking since 1984, when he joined Fleet Owner magazine in New York. He has also covered logistics management and supply-chain technology, the rail and maritime industries, Congress and federal agencies. Cassidy regularly speaks to industry groups on his area of expertise.


Eric Johnson, Senior Editor, Technology

Eric Johnson is the JOC's Senior Editor, Technology, where he leads coverage and analysis of technology’s impact on global logistics and trade. Johnson regularly reports on how shippers, carriers across all modes, and logistics companies use software, as well as new concepts impacting core freight transportation processes like procurement, execution, visibility, and payment. Johnson is a regular presenter and moderator at industry events and webinars. Prior to joining the JOC in May 2018, Johnson spent 13 years with American Shipper in a variety of roles, most recently covering logistics technology and leading the production of a series of benchmark studies on the logistics industry. Johnson has a bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Wisconsin and a master’s in international business from the University of Leeds, UK. He has lived and worked in Southern California, the UK, and India, and now resides in the Washington, D.C., area.


Greg Knowler, Senior Editor, Europe

Greg Knowler is Senior Europe Editor at the JOC, based in the London. His coverage spans transportation and logistics issues in Europe and the Asia-Pacific for and The Journal of Commerce magazine, chairs the annual Container Trade Europe Conference in Hamburg, and co-chairs TPM Asia in Shenzhen, China, both organized by JOC Events. After 11 years as a reporter and editor for several daily newspapers in Durban, South Africa, he moved to Hong Kong in 2000 to join the South China Morning Post sports department before becoming editor of Cargonews Asia, a regional logistics magazine. He joined the JOC in 2014. A South African native, he moderates at industry conferences and shipper round tables while bringing context to the news coverage and analysis crucial for shippers in Europe and the Asia-Pacific.


Marcin Lejk, Data Analyst

Marcin Lejk,’s Data Analyst, maintains a large and diverse data set that allows him to draw on his extensive data visualization skills. He is a former Derivatives Data Analyst at Refinitiv, a joint venture of Blackstone Group and the Thomson Reuters company. Marcin’s role is to collect, create, and analyze multiple charts for inclusion in JOC stories. Marcin’s data can either drive the story, or provide extra critical context to readers. He is responsible for day-to-day data sourcing, analysis, and special reports for the JOC editorial staff, and he works constantly to expand the JOC’s collection of data to enhance JOC dashboards and find new opportunities for original, data-driven content.


Benjamin S. Meyer, Managing Editor

Ben Meyer is managing editor at the JOC, responsible for the editing and production of all news, analysis, commentaries, and related content appearing in The Journal of Commerce magazine, on, and in the publication’s daily newsletter. Prior to joining the JOC, Meyer spent nine years with American Shipper, most recently serving as head editor. An expert in the container shipping industry, Meyer has written and edited pieces ranging from short news items to long-form magazine stories, custom research reports, and white papers, and has participated in several industry conferences, webinars, and podcasts, both as a moderator and a subject matter expert. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy, with a focus on language and modern ethics, from The American University in Washington, DC.


Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor, Trans-Pacific

Bill Mongelluzzo is Senior Editor, Trans-Pacific at the JOC, based in Long Beach, California. He is responsible for coverage of the trans-Pacific trades, West Coast labor issues, harbor trucking, West Coast ports, and marine terminal productivity for, The Journal of Commerce magazine, and JOC Events, and chairs the annual Port Performance North America Conference. Mongelluzzo joined The Journal of Commerce in 1980 as New Orleans correspondent. He moved to Long Beach in 1985 and opened the Los Angeles-Long Beach bureau. He served as maritime editor of The Journal of Commerce in New York in 1992-93 and returned to Southern California in August 1993. Mongelluzzo began his journalism career in 1972 as a reporter with the Times-Picayune in New Orleans. He is a native of Chicago and holds a bachelor's in journalism from the University of Missouri and a master's in history from the University of New Orleans. 


Turloch Mooney, Global Ports Editor

Turloch Mooney is a well-known Asia-based supply chain journalist. His area of specialization is global ports, covering issues such as port congestion, competition, mega-ship impact, productivity, hinterland access, and relevant supply chain issues, and he co-chairs the annual TPM Asia Conference in Shenzhen, China. Prior to joining the JOC, he was co-founder and managing director for Supply Chain Asia, based in Shanghai, China. He previously held posts at the International Air Transport Association as Chief Editor & Secretary for the Global Compliance User Group. He holds a bachelor's in English, History, and Anthropology from the National University of Ireland, and a master’s in International Studies from the University of Limerick, with specialization in International Law and International Trade. 


Janet Nodar, Senior Editor, Breakbulk and Heavy Lift

Janet Nodar is Senior Editor for Project and Heavy-Lift at the JOC, covering breakbulk, project and heavy-lift transport. She is based on the U.S. Gulf coast. She was a reporter and editor for the Journal of Commerce's Gulf Shipper and Breakbulk publications from 2006-2013. From 2013-2018 she was Content Director with Breakbulk Events & Media. She holds degrees in finance and English. 


Kevin Saville, Associate Managing Editor

Kevin Saville is associate managing editor at the JOC, responsible for editing and production of news, analysis, commentaries, and related content appearing on and in the publication’s daily newsletter. Prior to joining the JOC, Saville spent almost 22 years with S&P Global Platts, most recently serving as Director of Global Content Editing and Quality. He spent 13 of those years covering OPEC, reporting from the cartel’s meetings in Europe, South America, Africa, and the Middle East. Saville’s analysis on OPEC and oil markets has been quoted in mainstream media such as New York’s Newsday, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Associated Press, while he’s appeared on CNBC, PBS’ Nightly Business Report, and Reuters TV. A New York native, Saville holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Political Science from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York.


Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor

Mark Szakonyi leads and The Journal of Commerce. The JOC editorial team of 18 editors and correspondents provides business-critical and data-heavy business intelligence and analysis. Szakonyi oversees the magazine's 100-plus special reports a year, including the Annual Review and Outlook and Top 100 Importers and Exporters issues. In addition to supporting all JOC events, including TPM, TPM Asia, and the Inland Distribution Conference, he is chairman of the annual Canada Trade Conference. His analysis and work have been quoted in mainstream news media including the BBC, The Economist, NPR, and USA Today. Szakonyi, a Chicago native now calling Washington D.C. home, is an avid reader, traveler and vinyl record collector.


Peter Tirschwell, Vice President

Peter Tirschwell is Vice President within the Maritime & Trade business of IHS Markit, which provides a range of data and analytics and intelligence capabilities. In his role he is responsible for all content appearing in JOC publications, websites, events and other products. A career shipping and transportation journalist, Peter was a reporter, West Coast Bureau Chief, Editor in Chief and Publisher of The Journal of Commerce in his 25+ year career with the company beginning in 1992. He is the founder and chairman of the annual TPM conference in Long Beach, Calif., the world's largest container shipping conference. He writes a regular column in The Journal of Commerce print magazine and website covering a range of international logistics topics. He speaks regularly at industry events and has been quoted in mainstream business media including the BBC, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and The New York Times. He lives in Brooklyn with his family.