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Robert Sakowitz On International Trade And The Countdown To A Wider Panama Canal

Houston has barely a year to upgrade its transportation infrastructure to accommodate a surge of new imports.

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Robert Sakowitz is a trade and retail expert and president of Hazak Corporation.

The recent strike at ports along the West Coast meant a 20 percent boost in business for the Port of Houston. The Houston region could get an even bigger shot in the arm when the expansion of the Panama Canal is finished next year. But with all that opportunity comes some significant challenges. Robert Sakowitz is a trade and retail expert and president of Hazak Corporation. He joins Andrew Schneider on the Bauer Business Focus.

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Andrew heads Houston Public Media’s coverage of national, state, and local elections. He also reports on major policy issues before the Texas Legislature and county and city governments across Greater Houston. Before taking up his current post, Andrew spent five years as Houston Public Media’s business reporter, covering the oil...

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