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Coverage By JOC Editors


Peter Tirschwell, Executive Director, Content, Maritime and Trade

Peter Tirschwell is Executive Director for Editorial Content within the Maritime & Trade business of IHS Markit, which provides a range of data and analytics and intelligence capabilities. In his role he is responsible for all content appearing in JOC publications, websites, events and other products. A career shipping and transportation journalist, Peter was a reporter, West Coast Bureau Chief, Editor in Chief and Publisher of The Journal of Commerce in his 25+ year career with the company beginning in 1992. He is the founder and chairman of the annual TPM conference in Long Beach, Calif., the world's largest container shipping conference. He writes a regular column in The Journal of Commerce print magazine and website covering a range of international logistics topics. He speaks regularly at industry events and has been quoted in mainstream business media including the BBC, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and The New York Times. He lives in Brooklyn with his family.


Chris Brooks, Executive Editor,  JOC Events

Chris Brooks leads JOC Events programs and works closely with the online team focusing on and The Journal of Commerce. A 30-year company veteran, Chris's career has spanned every aspect of the editorial operation, from copy and front-line editing to design, reporting and overseeing numerous websites. For the better part of the last decade, he has managed the day-to-day editorial operation, including its team of award-winning journalists. Chris chairs the programming committees for JOC Inland Distribution and Port Performance-North America conferences and oversees the JOC's editorially driven series of webinars. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Lock Haven University in Lock Haven, Pa.


Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor, and The Journal of Commerce

Mark Szakonyi leads and The Journal of Commerce. The JOC editorial team of more a dozen editors and global correspondents provides business-critical and data-heavy business intelligence and analysis. Szakonyi oversees the magazine's 10-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, he is also the chairman of the 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.


William B Cassidy, Senior Editor, Trucking

Bill Cassidy is Senior Editor, Trucking at the JOC, and his news and analysis of this area are included in the, The Journal of Commerce and JOC Events. He joined the publication in 2009, after 13 years at Traffic World magazine where he served as Executive Editor, Managing Editor and Associate Editor. Based in Washington, D.C., Cassidy has been reporting on trucking since 1984, when he joined Fleet Owner magazine in New York. He has also covered logistics management and supply-chain technology, the rail and maritime industries, Congress and federal agencies. Cassidy regularly speaks to industry groups on his area of expertise.


Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor, Trans-Pacific

Bill Mongelluzzo is Senior Editor, Trans-Pacific at the JOC, based in Long Beach, Calif. He is responsible for coverage of the trans-Pacific trades, West Coast labor issues, harbor trucking, West Coast ports and marine terminal productivity for, The Journal of Commerce magazine and JOC Events. Mongelluzzo joined The Journal of Commerce in 1980 as 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 1992-93 and returned to Southern California in August 1993. Mongelluzzo began his journalism career in 1972 as a reporter with the Times-Picayune in New Orleans. He is a native of Chicago and has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and a master's degree in history from the University of New Orleans. Mongelluzzo regularly speaks to industry groups on his areas of expertise.


Greg Knower, Senior Editor, Europe

Greg Knowler is Senior Europe Editor at the JOC, based in the U.K. He is responsible for coverage of transport and logistics in the Europe and Asia-Pacific region for and The Journal of Commerce magazine, and plays a key role in setting up the annual Container Trade Europe conference in Hamburg, and the TPM Asia conference in Shenzhen, both organised by JOC Events. After 11-years as a reporter and editor for several daily newspapers in Durban, South Africa, he moved to Hong Kong in 2000 to join the South China Morning Post sports department before becoming editor of Cargonews Asia, a regional logistics magazine. In early 2014 he joined the JOG Group. A South African native, he moderates at industry conferences and shipper round tables while bringing context to the news coverage and analysis crucial for shippers in Asia-Pacific.


Hugh Morley, Senior Editor

Hugh R. Morley, Senior Editor, covers the port of New York and New Jersey, as well as various U.S. Northeast and Mexican ports. He has written on business for 15 years, covering a range of topics, from government oversight of business to corporate legal battles and the fierce inter-state competition for jobs and investment, and has been a journalist for 25 years. He has an MBA in global business.


Turloch Mooney, Global Editor

Turloch Mooney is a well-known Asia-based supply chain journalist. He was co-founder and managing director for Supply Chain Asia Publication based in Shanghai, China. He previously held posts at IATA (International Air Transport Association) as Chief Editor & Secretary for the Global Compliance User Group. He holds a Master’s Degree in International Studies from the University of Limerick, Ireland with specialization in International Law and International Trade. His area of specialization will be global ports, covering issues such as port congestion, competition, mega-ship impact, productivity, hinterland access and relevant supply chain issues.


Eric Johnson, Senior Editor, Technology

Eric Johnson is Senior Editor, Technology at the Journal of Commerce, where he leads coverage and analysis of technology’s impact on global logistics and trade. Johnson regularly reports on how shippers, carriers across all modes, and logistics companies use software, as well as new concepts impacting core freight transportation processes like procurement, execution, visibility, and payment. Johnson is a regular presenter and moderator at industry events and webinars. Prior to joining the JOC, Johnson spent 13 years with American Shipper in a variety of roles, most recently covering the logistics tech landscape and leading the production of a series of benchmark studies on the logistics industry. Johnson has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin and a master’s degree in international business from the University of Leeds, UK. He has lived and worked in Southern California, the UK, and India, and now resides in the Washington, DC area.


Joseph Lazzaro, Web Editor

Joseph Lazzaro joined as Web Editor in 2017. A hybrid editor role, Lazzaro is responsible for all editorial content on, edits newsletters and also is involved in the site’s SEO operation. A veteran business news editor and US public policy pro, Lazzaro served as US Editor / Front Page Editor for IBT / Newsweek Media Group in New York, and after that, as a News Editor for American Lawyer Media. His specializations include the US and global economies and US public policies that affect both, news product deployment, and news staff recruitment/management. Lazzaro has taught political science courses at the college level for many years. He holds a Master’s Degree in US Government from the University of Connecticut. Prior to graduate work, Lazzaro was a copy editor for The Hartford Courant in Connecticut.



Ari Ashe, Associate Editor

Ari Ashe has more than a decade of journalism experiencing working in the busy newsrooms of Washington DC. He earned two Bachelor’s Degrees at the George Washington in Washington and a Master’s Degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University. In 2006, he began his career with WTOP-FM in Washington DC, a 24/7 all-news radio outlet. Beginning as a producer, he was the commuter transportation beat reporter from 2012 through 2015. He won an Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative journalism during the three-year stretch. In 2016, Ari moved over to covering commercial transportation for Transport Topics, a publication of the American Trucking Associations, covering the business of trucking, railroads, and ocean carriers, including quarterly earnings reports and economic news affecting the industry. In 2018, Ari joined the Journal of Commerce and is reporting on the Southeast US ports, intermodal, and trucking.




Dustin Braden, Data Analyst

Dustin began his time with JOC as an intern in 2014 before returning full time as Assistant Web Editor in 2015, managing and editing international correspondents and copy. After growing comfortable with that work he began to dabble in data and is now the JOC’s Data Analyst, compiling market intelligence and analysis drawing on a wide array of IHS Markit data to inform and enrich JOC reporting. He has previously worked in the media on a freelance basis and his work has appeared in special editions of Newsweek and TV Guide magazines. His interests include trade, the media, politics and international relations.





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