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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A veteran of the US chassis market says “a lot more capacity” will be arriving into the sector to help relieve the shortages that have contributed to delays throughout the country’s supply chain.

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Although West Coast longshore labor and management in July announced progress in the form of an interim agreement on health benefits, headway in recent weeks has been minimal on what are considered...
While the security guard contract is separate from the coastwide longshore deal being negotiated, officials are working feverishly to avoid a strike, given the possibility that dockworkers would...
Improving the flow of cargo through marine terminals is the primary focus of many who want to implement long-term changes to the US supply chain in the wake of the chaos wrought by the pandemic.
The dispute over job jurisdiction at Seattle's Terminal 5 (T5) was known to be one of the most contentious issues headed into negotiations between West Coast longshore labor and management, which...
The disruptive impact of returning empty containers to marine terminals is magnified by the fact ocean carriers lack the incentive they had last year to rapidly reposition those boxes back to Asia.
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Some California trucking companies have already taken the brokerage plunge, enabling them to contract at arm’s length with independent truckers who have set themselves up as single-truck carriers.
Idle containers are stacking up by the thousands in North America and Europe, but supply is plentiful at origin points in Asia, demonstrating the vast contrast in equipment fluidity at opposite ends...
Optimism is growing that a deal can be struck for a new West Coast longshore labor contract within a month or two, but that sentiment is not shared by all observers given the number of difficult...
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