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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Will the vote be remembered as a narrow, ultimately inconsequential act, or a turning point premised on a message to the union leadership that something needs to change?
The sulfur cap on marine fuel will come into force after the most intense period of consolidation in the industry’s 60-year history.
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The June 27 "NotPetya" cyber attack that disrupted business at Maersk Group was a rude awakening for the shipping industry. For shippers, it's another form of supply chain disruption but...
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.
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.
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