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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Necessity is leading to creative and effective solutions in US surface transportation.

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Appalachian Regional Port.
An axiom argues, “Necessity is the mother of invention,” and there’s no better example of that than what tight North American truck capacity has prompted.
This is the price the industry pays for its inability to reach a level of stability where container lines can make enough money from rates to cover their operating costs, much less turn a profit
Port of Los Angeles.
Higher-than-usual fuel prices and tit-for-tat tariffs have exacerbated the chaos on the eastbound trans-Pacific this peak season, but the problem started earlier this year, and there is one causal...
Beyond the headlines, the tariffs are making structural changes to the US economy that will impact consumer and export demand for the coming years.
Home construction in Texas, United States.
Backers of tariffs always promise positive results for the domestic economy. But tariffs were tried by the United States and many other nations in the early stages of the Great Depression in the...
To be sure, CSX’s new CEO has a huge task in intermodal restructuring as the peak season approaches, following through on the work of the late, great E. Hunter Harrison. But the new CEO has an...
CSX Transportation.
Although CSX’s new CEO is a follower of the late, great E. Hunter Harrison’s precision railroading, there are reasons shippers should look for a softer approach to their concerns.
The company overseen by Beijing’s State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission likened its plans for the east African country to the development of its home base of Shekou and...
A rule requiring electronic locking of containers and re-imposition of weight limits for trucks is riling Chittagong shippers.
“As charter rates go down and fuel goes up, Panama Canal offers a shortcut,” Administrator Jorge Quijano tells JOC.com