Peter Tirschwell

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 months-long dispute between APM Terminals and Los Angeles dockworkers at the Pier 400 facility revealed deeply entrenched and diametrically opposed views over automation.

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So much of the discussion around international logistics technology is focused on so-called disruptors and the vast amounts of money behind them, but the reality is that disruption isn’t where the...
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