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Robert Sakowitz | March 13, 2015

Published on March 12, 2015
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Hazak Corp. President Robert Sakowitz stopped by Bauer Business Focus recently to discuss how Houston can adapt to the changing freight transport industry.

On Bauer Business Focus – A conversation on the changing freight transport industry with Houston Public Media News 88.7 Business Reporter Andrew Schneider.

In light of the Panama Canal expansion project, ports around the U.S. are preparing for a changing freight transport industry.

Hazak Corp. President Robert Sakowitz stopped by Bauer Business Focus recently to discuss how Houston can adapt to that changing industry.

“We really and truly need to look at not the tax cuts but the revival and restoration and expansion of our roads and rail in order to be able to lessen the congestion for both freight as well as passenger traffic,” Sakowitz said.

Sakowitz’s vision is that the Port of Houston would become an alternative freight terminal, hinging the maritime shipping industry to the Central United States. Sakowitz cautioned against not enacting these changes.

“Houston actually stands to lose not only the opportunity of growth but some of what it already has in the way of imports,” Sakowitz said. “Not only are we facing competition from the East coast but we’re facing international competition as well.”

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