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 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.

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Given the nexus of polar opposites along the technology spectrum, the outcome is uncertain at best.
Container carriers may have found a way to effectively serve small and midsize shippers, a market they've let drain away for decades.
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Leveraging technology and investment to focus on the niche of serving the needs of fast-moving cargo is a positive direction for the ports to pursue.
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