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 durability of the Asia import surge into North America has surprised even veteran forecasters, who still believe it can’t be sustained for much longer.

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