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 ocean carriers’ long-standing determination to retain the business of large retailers and other large trans-Pacific importers, even if it means accepting marginally profitable or even loss making cargo, is slamming head on into the reality of the US trucking market.

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Demand is increasing in the US trucking sector.
The ocean carriers’ long-standing determination to retain the business of large retailers and other large trans-Pacific importers, even if it means accepting marginally profitable or even loss making...
The chassis supply has not kept pace with demand at selected US ports.
The creation was propelled by need: the supply from chassis providers has not kept pace with the explosive growth at the region’s ports, a Georgia official said.
In launching a joint venture company with IBM, with whom it has had a relationship going back to the 1950s, Maersk would seem to be in the pole position to exploit blockchain’s potential in container...
In launching a joint venture company with IBM, with whom it has had a relationship going back to the 1950s, Maersk would seem to be in the pole position to exploit blockchain’s potential in container...
From air freight to ocean to trucking, e-commerce is exerting palpable influence on the various transport markets.
From air freight to ocean to trucking, e-commerce is exerting palpable influence on the various transport markets.
Carriers have little track record of self-policing in pursuit of overall industry gains. Can carriers change their operational stance?
Carriers have little track record of self-policing in pursuit of overall industry gains. Can carriers change their operational stance? And can a different industry emerge?
The arrival of Uber into the trucking market this year seems well-timed and possibly transformative.
The trucking capacity crunch is revealing the extent to which available capacity is out of reach for many shippers who need it.