FoSC #99: Peter Tirschwell and Eric Johnson of IHS Markit

Pressures and concerns for maritime and container logistics

This week on The Future of Supply Chain, Santosh is joined once again by Peter Tirschwell and Eric Johnson from IHS Markit and its Journal of Commerce (JOC). Eric, the JOC’s senior editor for technology, is making his third appearance as a guest of the program. Peter, the vice president for maritime and trade business at IHS Markit, who is responsible for all content appearing in JOC publications, websites, events and other products, appeared on episode 67 alongside Eric.

Highlights from their conversation include:

  • Peter’s background in journalism (1:22)
  • Eric’s focus on technology (2:28)
  • Extreme increases in freight benchmarks and decreases in service (4:30)
  • Frustrations in container shipping detention (11:10)
  • Slowdown in circulation of assets (13:25)
  • E-commerce boom’s impact on distribution centers and more (19:28)
  • When this boom will peak (23:00)
  • Demand for visibility tools (25:56)
  • International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union negotiations and automation (32:20)

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