Peter Tirschwell

Peter Tirschwell

Peter Tirschwell, IHS Maritime & Trade senior content officer, is a prominent thought-leader in maritime transportation with more than 20 years as journalist and business leader at The Journal of Commerce.

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A renewed push to reduce port stay times, driven by larger decarbonization goals, represents a rare scenario in which carriers, terminal operators, and cargo owners could all benefit.

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