Mr. Peter Tirschwell

Senior Director of Content, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit


Mr. Peter Tirschwell is executive director of content for Maritime & Trade at IHS Markit, a leading global provider of maritime data, analysis, consulting and media.

Mr. Tirschwell is responsible for all content appearing on JOC.com, The Journal of Commerce magazine and JOC Events, as well as Fairplay, Safety at Sea and Dredging and Port Construction. Previously, he was executive vice president and chief content officer at JOC Group, as well as a reporter, West Coast Bureau chief, editor in chief and publisher of The Journal of Commerce. Mr. Tirschwell 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 data, the first global database of container port and marine terminal performance. He is a columnist for The Journal of Commerce and JOC.com covering a range of international logistics topics. He is a sought after speaker for industry events and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and The New York Times. He received a Master of Business Administration from Fordham University, Gabelli School of Business in New York and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Maine, US.