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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The PierPass extended gates program at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex, which has moved vast quantities of cargo from daytime to nights and weekends, has come under no shortage of criticism in recent months.

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It’s important for the future of the largest North American port complex — Southern California’s Los Angeles-Long Beach — and the shippers that depend on it that the accomplishments of the PierPass...
Recent industry comments suggest carriers are being cautious in ordering new capacity — new ship orders are down substantially versus 2015 — and also will be cautious on capacity as alliances roll...
Global container shipping will never be the same after this year. The industry many of us have spent a career toiling away within, is gone. Or at least aspects of it are — the names, the companies,...
With no turnaround for container shipping in the foreseeable future, the three largest Japanese shipping companies are merging.
Anxiety over the staying power of container lines after the Hanjin Shipping collapse is thick among beneficial cargo owners, vendors, and the container lines.
No one disputes no-show containers are a major industry challenge. The question is, how can it get resolved?
There are no negative consequences to the shipper for its container missing a ship. For the ocean carrier, the costs are huge.
There are no negative consequences to the shipper for its container missing a ship. For the ocean carrier, the costs are huge.
The failure of Hanjin Shipping has raised profound questions regarding the risks of ocean container transportation in corporate boardrooms throughout the world.
Hapag-Lloyd is considering offering premium services to shippers such as first-box-off or voyage-specific space guarantees.