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  • 25-26 May 2021 | #Breakbulk21
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Bill Mongelluzzo

IHS Markit

Senior Editor, West Coast, JOC, Maritime & Trade

Based in Long Beach, California, Bill Mongelluzzo is the JOC’s senior editor covering the West Coast. He is responsible for coverage of the trans-Pacific trades, West Coast labor issues, harbor trucking, West Coast ports, and marine terminal productivity for JOC.com, 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 a 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 1992-1993, before returning to Southern California. Mongelluzzo began his journalism career in 1972 as a reporter with the Times-Picayune in New Orleans. He holds a bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Missouri and a master’s in history from the University of New Orleans.

Sessions With Bill Mongelluzzo

Wednesday, 26 May

  • 01:05pm - 01:35pm (EST) / 26/may/2021 05:05 pm - 26/may/2021 05:35 pm

    General Session

    Ro-Ro Shipping: The High and the Heavy

    As with other breakbulk sectors, some shippers are "unboxing" cargo normally shipped in containers and shifting it to roll-on, roll-off carriers, adding further firepower to an already-recovering shipping sector as vehicle and high-and-heavy sales recuperate from the pandemic-induced slowdown. However, any COVID-19 setbacks and the microchip shortages slowing vehicle and equipment manufacturing — a knock-on effect of the pandemic — could stymie a recovery. During this session, ro-ro shippers and carriers will discuss the major challenges and pain points this segment faces as the late-COVID market takes shape.