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  • 25-27 April 2022 | #Breakbulk22
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Mark Szakonyi

S&P Global

Executive Editor, JOC.com and The Journal of Commerce, Maritime & Trade

Mark Szakonyi leads the JOC editorial team of two dozen editors and global correspondents that provide 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. He has bachelor degrees in political science and English from Elmhurst College, and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri.

Sessions With Mark Szakonyi

Tuesday, 26 April

  • 10:00am - 10:15am (CST) / 26/apr/2022 03:00 pm - 26/apr/2022 03:15 pm

    Cause and Effect: Container Turmoil and Its Toll on the Breakbulk Sector

    Congestion, high rates, supply chain bottlenecks, and unprecedented demand for multipurpose tonnage from containerized shippers are taking a heavy toll on the project and breakbulk shippers. These shippers move containers only in relatively small volumes and have long been able to rely on a ready supply of breakbulk tonnage to move their cargo. The disrupted container market is pushing atypical cargo to breakbulk ships, driving up rates, and making it nearly impossible for project shippers to find container slots within reasonable time frames at reasonable or even reliable prices. While we don't know what the scenario will be by late April, the turmoil is unlikely to be over at the time Breakbulk22 takes place. This briefing from JOC Executive Editor Mark Szakonyi will provide much-needed context for the project and breakbulk shippers and logistics service providers navigating key pain points in a disrupted market.