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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From air freight to ocean to trucking, e-commerce is exerting palpable influence on the various transport markets.

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From air freight to ocean to trucking, e-commerce is exerting palpable influence on the various transport markets.
Carriers have little track record of self-policing in pursuit of overall industry gains. Can carriers change their operational stance?
Carriers have little track record of self-policing in pursuit of overall industry gains. Can carriers change their operational stance? And can a different industry emerge?
The arrival of Uber into the trucking market this year seems well-timed and possibly transformative.
The trucking capacity crunch is revealing the extent to which available capacity is out of reach for many shippers who need it.
Ocean carriers’ vision to end the practice of providing chassis to customers in the US market has not succeeded. 
The willingness of container carriers to sell capacity to resellers who openly distribute rates to the market is fueling rate volatility.
The willingness of container carriers to sell capacity to resellers who openly distribute rates to the market is fueling rate volatility.
“Carriers have to be willing to concede that there is interplay between the long-term contract, and spot rate customers, and that rate actions taken in the spot market can negatively impact contract...
“Carriers have to be willing to concede that there is interplay between the long-term contract, and spot rate customers, and that rate actions taken in the spot market can negatively impact contract...