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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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.

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A new era in the ocean shipping industry is beginning, based on the activity of 2016. It’s a natural time for industry leaders to pause and take stock. It’s at a time such as this when new thinking...
The reaction of shippers to West Coast longshore labor disruption is evolving in such a way that West Coast ports have reason for concern.
The Port of Charleston and its CEO James Newsome are emerging as mavericks in the increasingly heated debate over a global container weight rule.
A sharp turnaround in industrial real estate activity around the Savannah port underscores the white-hot demand nationally for logistics properties as well as shippers putting in place long-term...
Sometimes it can feel as if freight transportation is about to get “disrupted” by brilliant software engineers flush with millions of dollars in startup funding from Silicon Valley. Not only do we...
Nothing short of an extension to the existing West Coast labor agreement, without the disruptions of 2014-15, will be sufficient to earn back the trust of shippers. But how serious is the ILWU in...
SOLAS verified gross mass VGM IMO container weights
Criticism and confusion from U.S. shippers, particularly U.S. exporters, greeted the Friday announcement by the 13 terminals at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex that they will not offer...
SOLAS verified gross mass VGM IMO container weights
Shippers that use forwarders to move full-container-load boxes will not escape responsibility to comply with global container weight rules even if they are not officially the “shipper” under the...
In the nearly nine years since the Oct. 31, 2007, inauguration of container shipping services through Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Cosco has been the dominant carrier to the port that offers the...
With the industry just just more than three months away from the July 1 implementation date of the new container weight verification rule under the Safety of Life at Sea convention, fears of...