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  • 26-28 September 2022 | The Westin Chicago North River
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Mark Szakonyi

S&P Global

Executive Editor, JOC.com and The Journal of Commerce

Mark Szakonyi leads JOC.com 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.

Sessions With Mark Szakonyi

Tuesday, 27 September

  • 11:15am - 11:45am (CST) / 27/sep/2022 04:15 pm - 27/sep/2022 04:45 pm

    The Regulatory View of North American Landside Issues

    Federal maritime regulators have a strong mandate and strengthened powers from Congress to crack down on unreasonable detention and demurrage at marine terminals. But there’s little regulatory recourse for shippers who believe there’s no way they can get containers out of inland rail ramps or return equipment in a timely manner — yet they’re incurring storage fees. These rail ramp pressures, along with the persisting challenges with chassis supply at various inland hubs, has pushed the Federal Maritime Commission to look even further beyond the marine terminal. FMC Chairman Daniel Maffei will share how the agency is meeting new ocean shipping reform legislation and how it's trying to untangle inland snarls of containerized supply chains. Following brief remarks, Maffei will have one-on-one discussion with JOC Executive Editor Mark Szakonyi.