Mark Szakonyi

Mark Szakonyi

Executive Editor, Mark Szakonyi, based in Washington, D.C., covers railroads, U.S. transportation and trade policy, sourcing and ocean shipping.

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With the US economy recovering at the fastest pace since 1984, shipping executives and analysts are warning that container shipping is going to get messier in the foreseeable future.

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