Peter Tirschwell

S&P Global

Vice President, Maritime & Trade, and Supply Chain

Peter Tirschwell is vice president within the Maritime & Trade division of IHS Markit, which publishes and produces 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, 28 February

  • 08:30am - 08:50am (EST) / 28/feb/2022 04:30 pm - 28/feb/2022 04:50 pm
  • 12:00pm - 12:45pm (EST) / 28/feb/2022 08:00 pm - 28/feb/2022 08:45 pm

    TPM22 CEO Series: A Conversation With Maersk's Vincent Clerc

    Few in shipping would disagree that in remaking itself as a global integrator in container logistics Maersk is attempting the most far-reaching transformation ever attempted by a traditional ocean carrier. In a string of acquisitions ranging from customs brokers to distribution centers and e-commerce logistics startups, it is leaving far in its wake its roots in traditional container shipping and its association with commodity services and rate volatility. It is doing this as it leads the industry in decarbonization, committing to an aggressive schedule to become zero-carbon throughout its operations and ordering the first zero-carbon deep-draft container vessels. In the center of this transformation is Vincent Clerc, Maersk's CEO for ocean and logistics. In this conversation, we will ask him a range of questions focused on where Maersk and the industry are headed following the pandemic-fueled turbulence of the past two years.
  • 02:00pm - 02:20pm (EST) / 28/feb/2022 10:00 pm - 28/feb/2022 10:20 pm

    Inaugural TPM "Salute to Diversity" Honor

    TPM22 and the JOC are proud to present the inaugural Salute to Diversity in Transportation and Logistics Honor. The recipient was selected by the TPM22 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Industry Working Group and by a panel of DEI experts. We received numerous outstanding nominations, as many transportations and logistics businesses and organizations are making strong, strategic efforts to drive diversity, equity, and inclusion. We look forward to naming the honoree as well as sharing the special commendations and honorable mentions put forward by the judges and the committee. Nominations for the Salute to Diversity Honor were open to all companies and organizations throughout the transportation and logistics supply chain, including ocean carriers, ports and terminals, cargo shippers, trucking and rail operators, technology firms, and logistics services providers. We invite all interested transportation and logistics organizations and companies to submit for the 2023 honor when nominations open later this year. As advocates for diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organization and throughout the global supply chain, TPM, IHS Markit, and The Journal of Commerce are pleased to sponsor and facilitate the honor.  

  • 03:50pm - 04:35pm (EST) / 28/feb/2022 11:50 pm - 01/mar/2022 12:35 am

    A Conversation With FMC Commissioner Carl Bentzel

    If there is anyone in Washington, D.C., who has a long view of U.S. shipping law and regulation, it’s Carl Bentzel. While working as a senior Senate committee staffer, Commissioner Bentzel played a key role crafting the Maritime Security Act of 1996, the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 1998, and, after the 9/11 attacks, the requirements mandated for maritime security through the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002. He has seen the trajectory of the U.S. maritime landscape from one dominated by U.S.-flag carriers including Sea-Land and APL to today’s environment where shippers are ascendant and dominating the terms of political debate in ways that will have a lasting impact on the industry. In a historic moment for U.S. shipping law and policymaking, with Congress likely to enact a new Ocean Shipping Reform Act and with new ideas such as data and information seen as a possible solution to improving cargo flow, Commissioner Bentzel will put it into perspective in conversation with IHS Markit Vice President Peter Tirschwell.  

Tuesday, 1 March

  • 08:25am - 08:45am (EST) / 01/mar/2022 04:25 pm - 01/mar/2022 04:45 pm

    Welcoming Remarks and Log-Net E-Commerce Excellence Award

    LOG-NET's Electronic Commerce Excellence award has consistently reinforced the partnership between carriers and their customers and the fundamental importance of data quality in that relationship. Digitization has made data management and data quality foundational elements of successful global supply chains. Whether the data is coming from smartphones, web forms, Internet of Things devices, AI, or EDI, it needs to be complete, timely, and accurate. Data quality is critical, considering the consumers of this information now range from import and logistics specialists to business intelligence and machine learning platforms that demand ever more granular information. Since 2003, LOG-NET CEO John Motley has presented the LOG-NET E-Commerce Excellence award at TPM. The award recognizes the efforts of the international carrier community and its outstanding daily performance with LOG-NET's Trading Partner and Data Quality teams. 

    Award Presenter: John Motley, CEO, LOG-NET

  • 08:45am - 08:50am (EST) / 01/mar/2022 04:45 pm - 01/mar/2022 04:50 pm

Wednesday, 2 March

  • 09:45am - 10:30am (EST) / 02/mar/2022 05:45 pm - 02/mar/2022 06:30 pm

    Guidance to BCOs in a Rapidly Changing Market

    There are but a handful of individuals in shipping today who not only bring to the table the wealth of experience and perspective that Jon Monroe does, but also remain highly relevant in a fast-changing market. In a career stretching back to United States Lines, Jon has spent time with a great variety of organizations, including Circle International, Emery Worldwide, Hyundai Merchant Marine, and Top Ocean. He also led technology development at DeWell. Today, in addition to leading his own firm, he serves as US representative of Worldwide Logistics, the 23rd largest global NVOCC. In a market that has changed fundamentally over the past two years, what BCOs need most is a strategic perspective to understand the changes and what it means for their ocean container supply chains headed into 2022 and beyond. Jon is one of the rare individuals who can provide the informed straight talk that BCOs need.