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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At a time when the Southern California Ports' hold on discretionary cargo is tenuous, the state's all-out commitment to mitigating climate change is taking priority over port competitiveness.

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California's all-out commitment to mitigating climate change appears to be taking priority over maintaining the competitiveness of the state’s seaports, particularly the critical Los Angeles-Long...
The evolution of marketplaces must be in the direction of facilitating transparency and tightening service standards for shippers.
Digital forwarders and online marketplaces akin to Expedia for freight are taking verbal shots at each other, showing how unsettled the emerging digital space in shipping is as business models remain...
Vessel capacity remains the overriding concern about whether the Port of Houston will be able to handle the wave of plastic resins exports that will add half a million TEU annually to export volumes...
Though two trans-Pacific services were added to the US Gulf last year, questions persist about whether there will be enough ship capacity to handle the resins exports demand.
The crisis at the Gothenburg port deepened on Wednesday.
If ocean carriers want shippers to take no-shows seriously, there is a lot ship lines can do to be taken more seriously.
No-shows, or 'downfalls' in industry jargon, have been an issue for decades, but as the container industry gets more ambitious about discovering the next big opportunities for cost savings, this...
The idea that Maersk Line would partner with a technology accelerator and that CMA CGM would disclose plans to invest in startups takes the container shipping industry into uncharted territory.
Given the nexus of polar opposites along the technology spectrum, the outcome is uncertain at best.