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 Port of New York and New Jersey will face multiple-port competition for discretionary cargo in the decade ahead and with the head of the seaport departing, that intensifying competition calls out for a leader with operating experience.

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Port of New York and New Jersey.
In the decade ahead, the Port of New York and New Jersey will face intensifying competition — from multiple ports — for discretionary cargo. With the authority’s head of seaport departing, the moment...
Container stowage.
The ocean carrier found that existing rules regarding the stowage of dangerous goods cargoes, which create their own oxygen and can’t be extinguished using standard carbon dioxide-based on-board...
Who would have thought that the container — one of the world’s greatest universal standards and one that’s creating untold benefits for trade and prosperity — would be followed by decades of...
Port of Oakland.
It is one of the ironies of container shipping. While the container may be one of the world’s greatest universal standards, creating untold benefits to trade and prosperity, the process of...
Just call this latest idea a “ray of light” regarding a solution to the decades-long problem of chassis in the United States. 
Port of Savannah.
Born as a result of an inadequate number of chassis with a deteriorating stock in the Southeast United States, the Southern States Chassis Pool may represent the model that finally solves the chassis...
When shippers say they want visibility, what is important is not the location of a container at any given point in time. What is important is knowing when there is a deviation — when a ship will...
Port of Oakland.
Deviation from a schedule is information that ocean carriers possess but inexplicably have kept largely to themselves. That has to change, and when it does, both carriers and shippers will benefit.
Some shipping industry stakeholders may not realize it, but the approaching sulfur cap on Jan. 1, 2020, is a potentially game-changing issue in the container sector specifically.
Container ships at the Port of Oakland.
Unless ocean carriers radically change the paradigm on how they go to market, the Jan. 1, 2020 sulfur cap on bunker fuel will represent another cost that carriers fail to pass on to customers. How...