Peter Tirschwell

IHS Markit

Vice President, Maritime & Trade

Peter Tirschwell is vice president within the Maritime & Trade division of IHS Markit, publisher of The Journal of Commerce,, PIERS maritime trade data, and JOC events such as TPM. In his expanded role within IHS Markit, he is responsible for all editorial content appearing in Maritime & Trade media and events. A career transportation journalist, Tirschwell was a reporter, West Coast bureau chief, editor-in-chief, and publisher of The Journal of Commerce in his nearly 30-year career with the company. He is the founder and chairman of the annual TPM Conference in Long Beach, California, one of the world’s largest shipping events, and led the development of the JOC Port Productivity project, the first global database of port performance. He writes a regular column in The Journal of Commerce.

Sessions With Peter Tirschwell

Monday, 21 June

  • 11:50am - 12:20pm (CET) / 21/jun/2021 09:50 am - 21/jun/2021 10:20 am

    Data Collaboration

  • 04:40pm - 05:25pm (CET) / 21/jun/2021 02:40 pm - 21/jun/2021 03:25 pm

    Business Innovation

    Changing of the Guard


    With a new US administration, a new EU "Green Deal" and Asia powering ahead post-pandemic with much of the developing world still struggling, a changing of the guard is upon us. With the shipping and ports sector under immense pressure to decarbonize and reduce emisssions, outlier charterers, shipowners and carriers are taking matters into their own hands. The COVID19 pandemic has disrupted the global maritime and logistics supply chain, accelerating the industry's path towards digitalization at a rate never imagined by the industry. Following COVID19 and two financial crises already this century, ports are being forced to look at how to ensure business continuity during future disruptive events. In this session, learn how maritime industry leaders are adapting their organizations to a new and uncertain future.

Wednesday, 23 June

  • 10:11am - 10:40am (CET) / 23/jun/2021 08:11 am - 23/jun/2021 08:40 am

    Climate and Energy

    The New Map: Energy, Climate and the Clash of Nations


    Daniel Yergin is a highly respected authority on energy, international politics, and economics, and a Pulitzer Prize winner. Time Magazine wrote, “If there is one man whose opinion matters more than any other on global energy markets, it’s Daniel Yergin.” Fortune noted that he is “one of the planet’s foremost thinkers about energy and its implications.” In this Interview about his new book "The New Map: Energy, Climate and the Clash of Nations" Dr .Yergin offers a revelatory new account of how energy revolutions, climate battles, and geopolitics are mapping our future.

Friday, 25 June

  • 10:10am - 10:55am (CET) / 25/jun/2021 08:10 am - 25/jun/2021 08:55 am

    Business Innovation

    Ports of the Future


    What does the "Smart Port" of the future really look like, in the eyes of a port authority, terminals and port users? How will ports best make use of "smart" technologies such as AI, IoT and Virtual Reality using digital infrastructure such as 5G to optimize their operations?