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EXPO EDUCATION SESSIONS - from page 27
Supply Chain Partners: Serving the Customer
- Jeffrey Brashares, SunteckTTS
The first half 2017 will go in the books as a time of great
change in the intermodal industry.
Consider these developments:
* Precision railroading has hit the United States.
* Intermodal volume is increasing in 2017 after a decline in
2016.
* As the ELD mandate becomes effective, more shippers are
looking at the intermodal alternative to protect their truckload
capacity.
* The debate goes on between intermodal asset providers and
the IMC community partnership with the
Class I rail equipment providers.

ing of the alliances. Drayage companies nationwide are grappling
with port congestion that is diminishing the earning potential of
drivers.

Intermodal 101, Getting Started in Intermodal -
Cheryl Smith, Norfolk Southern
Ideal for those new to the industry, the Intermodal 101 session
aims to demystify intermodal and help participants get the most
out of Intermodal EXPO. Industry experts will describe today's
modern intermodal landscape and how key players keep the
world's premier intermodal network moving.
Participants will leave with a better understanding of intermodal's benefits for the shipper: cost savings, consistent service,
shipment visibility, cargo security, emissions reductions and more.
EXPO Education Sessions - continued on page 31

From Hunter Harrison's arrival at CSX to
COFC Logistics' new service on the FXE, this
group will review what's hot and what's not.
Attendees can expect to:
* Gain insight into shippers' thoughts
* Hear a discussion of customers' service
expectations and future needs
* Develop insight into intermodal programs and
offerings
* Discover what's new in intermodal at the
railroads

Who is Going Where: How
Does Vessel Routing Affect the
Intermodal Supply Chain? -
Bill Mongelluzzo, Journal of
Commerce
The transportation supply chain is still adjusting to the tumultuous events of the past year,
including the widening of the Panama Canal, the
Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy and the launch of the
global vessel-sharing alliances. These developments are unfolding as shipping lines are emerging from six consecutive years of financial losses.
Weaker lines are being acquired. The fewer but
more financially-stable carriers are deploying
ever-larger vessels to reduce their unit costs.
Marine terminal operators also are consolidating
to gain economies of scale and leverage.
The impact on the inland supply chain of
these carrier and terminal developments is
profound. East Coast ports are scrambling to improve their roadway and intermodal connectors.
Eastern railroads are expanding their intermodal
offerings while Western railroads are reviewing
their intermodal operations to prevent a loss of
market share. Intermodal equipment providers
are struggling to ensure chassis availability amid
the chaos that has resulted from the restructur-

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Insights - September 2017

President's Message
IANA News
Silver Kingpin Award Winner Bob Huffman’s Story: On the Move
ELD Mandate Draws Ever Closer: How Ready Are You?
Megavessels Trigger Sweeping Intermodal Supply Chain Changes
IANA Salutes Intermodal Truck Drivers
EXPO’s Comprehensive, Dynamic Education Program Covers Intermodal Landscape
Speakers, Moderators Have Wide Range of Professional Credentials
Welcome New Members
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Insights - September 2017 - IANA News
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Insights - September 2017 - Silver Kingpin Award Winner Bob Huffman’s Story: On the Move
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Insights - September 2017 - ELD Mandate Draws Ever Closer: How Ready Are You?
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