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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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.

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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...
Despite current events you may read about, this is an age that provides advantages to those who proactively cultivate relationships. And there’s perhaps no better case study to support that theory...
Port of Oakland.
There is, perhaps, no better evidence to senior management on the necessity of proactive carrier engagement than this: transportation conditions can change quickly in container shipping, and an...
In the aftermath of the horrific Maersk Honam fire that killed five crew members, one carrier is hoping others follow in addressing the problem of the accurate declaration and proper stowing of goods...
A container ship at sea.
It’s now an unavoidable fact that the precautions traditionally taken to avoid container ship fires — such as ensuring that stowage plans comply with dangerous goods guidelines and carriers scan...
A longtime carrier executive — a Maritime Hall of Fame inductee — argues the first visible change area in container shipping’s new era will be one customers will like.
A Hapag-Lloyd ship.
Like the US airline industry earlier, the global container shipping industry has reached a point where cost cutting and mergers will yield little if any additional value. This is the view of a...
Jacques R. Saade took a regional carrier to a Top 3 global operator over the course of his life.
Container shipping offers several junction points that are ripe for innovation, digitization, and data analytics — which will yield increased efficiency, among other benefits. And there’s no better...
Port of New York and New Jersey.
While terminals have made good strides in improving technology within their four walls, they are poorly connected with the greater supply chain in which they play a critical role as the interface...