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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There are no negative consequences to the shipper for its container missing a ship. For the carrier, the costs are huge.

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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.
Data point to NVOs as a group being clearly more nervous about Hanjin than BCOs were in the months leading up to the collapse of Hanjin Shipping. This would make sense because being close to the...
Any shipper that depends on container transportation must be looking with great concern at developments in this extraordinary year of 2016.
An upcoming decision at the International Maritime Organization will implement in 2020 or delay until 2025 a requirement for low-sulfur fuel to be used globally by all ships, including ones...
Any further improvements to the U.S. container security regime need to embrace the principle of risk-assessment versus blanket physical inspection. All the latter will do is drive up cost, create...
After securing some of the lowest trans-Pacific contract rates in years, U.S. importers are feeling tinges of anxiety, and with good reason.
“Contracts” in the container shipping industry essentially are loose handshake agreements put to paper, where there are no penalties for non-performance.
A recent call with a private equity investor, someone looking to better understand container shipping, was revealing. As the conversation ensued, it was apparent he was having trouble understanding...
Though a recently formed container line alliance appeared to be hastily thrown together, it is planning an extensive and trouble-free integration of its fleet.