INTERMODAL
SUMMIT

SEPTEMBER 1, 2021 // VIRTUAL EVENT

North American intermodal trends are no stranger to the volatility and uncertainty that 2020 wreaked upon the global economy. The push and pull with the truckload sector is an ever-changing scenario, with volumes and pricing in one sector regularly impacting the other. In past years, the intermodal sector has served as a haven for shippers looking for safety as trucking rates skyrocketed. How did that hold up or change in the chaos of 2020 and what will rail and intermodal players find this year? We’ll help your organization navigate through this highly impactful sector as you hear from experts within the intermodal industry as well as those who have worked closely alongside it. Opportunities exist for shippers, intermediaries and rail-reliant organizations that seek to improve service and pricing. Learn from and interact with the best and set up your organization for success in 2021 and beyond.

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Welcome

9/1/21 9:00 am

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Kaylee Nix
Reporter
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Anthony Smith
Director of Market Experts
FreightWaves
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Fireside Chat: The infrastructure challenges of traffic at the ports

9/1/21 9:05 am

Learn about the recent record-breaking fiscal year and how the Port of Virginia is investing in its infrastructure to facilitate and continue its massive growth. Additionally, explore the creative ways the port is looking to make its intermodal services even more efficient to service major inland markets in the Midwest and Southeast.

Henry Byers
Market Expert - International Freight Forwarding & Maritime
FreightWaves
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Stephen Edwards
CEO and Executive Director
Virginia Port Authority
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Fireside Chat: Delivering on customer experience during the pandemic

9/1/21 9:25 am

Elise Gosch, assistant VP of intermodal sales at Union Pacific, discusses how customer needs have changed over the last year and a half and how Union Pacific is investing in its network and technologies to deliver a superior customer experience to its intermodal shippers.

JP Hampstead
Director, Passport Research
FreightWaves
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Elise Gosch
Assistant Vice President – Intermodal Sales
Union Pacific
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Fireside Chat: The domestic chassis manufacturers took on Chinese imports...and won

9/1/21 9:40 am

A group of U.S. manufacturers of chassis had been suffering from large imports from China for years. It isn't always easy to successfully use federal procedures for combating imports. But in this case, the manufacturers won their case earlier this year. In this interview as part of the intermodal summit, Robert DeFrancesco, a trade attorney who led the ad hoc group which put together the trade complaint, talks about why this effort succeeded.

John Kingston
Executive Editor and Oil Market Expert
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Robert DeFrancesco
Partner
Wiley Rein LLP
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Fireside Chat: Less Than Carload Service

9/1/21 10:05 am

A Class I railroad's perspective: Alan Shaw, Norfolk Southern's Chief Marketing Officer discusses the current intermodal operational challenges and outlook amid the boom in U.S. imports, constrained ocean capacity and congestion at many points in the North American intermodal network.

Mike Baudendistel
Market Expert in Rail, Intermodal and Equipment
FreightWaves
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Alan Shaw
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Norfolk Southern Corporation
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Fireside Chat: The future of chassis pools

9/1/21 10:30 am

Congestion at the port is disrupting the already fragile chassis management process. What new solutions are in the pipeline. Is it from government regulation or new technology?

Kevin Hill
Executive Publisher
FreightWaves
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Mike O’Malley
SVP, Government & Public Relations
DCLI
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Fireside Chat: How global trade data silos affect intermodal shipping

9/1/21 10:45 am

Terminal49 co-founder and CEO Akshay Dodeja describes the problem of data silos within global trade and how they negatively impact intermodal carriers. Dodeja explains how international shipping companies can open up this data to provide true visibility and better planning for shippers and carriers who haul those goods once they reach their port of discharge.

Grace Sharkey
Staff Writer
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Akshay Dodeja
Co-Founder & CEO
Terminal49
Speaker Bio

WHAT THE TRUCK?!?

9/1/21 11:05 am

Tim Dooner
FreightCaster
FreightWaves
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Michael Vincent
Freightcaster
FreightWaves
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Luisa Fernandez‐Willey
Assistant Vice President, Policy & Economics
Association of American Railroads
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Harris Ligon
Co-Founder & CEO
Stealth Startup
Speaker Bio

Gatheround Networking Session presented by Loadsure

9/1/21 11:40 am

Fireside Chat: Optimizing rail networks through investments in tech & equipment

9/1/21 12:15 pm

Kaylee Nix speaks with Nalin Jain from Wabtec about the significant investment it takes to create a better running and better the planet intermodal system.

Kaylee Nix
Reporter
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Nalin Jain
Group President
Wabtec
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Fireside Chat: Intermodal sales environment

9/1/21 12:30 pm

A discussion of selling and consultative intermodal services. Sherman Barnes and Michael Vincent discuss the state of intermodal marketing and sales from the past 18 months through 2022.

Michael Vincent
Freightcaster
FreightWaves
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Sherman Barnes
SVP of Sales & Marketing
Trio Trucking, Inc.
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Fireside Chat: The future of rail and intermodal regulations

9/1/21 12:55 pm

How has precision scheduling precision scheduled railroading (PSR) affected service levels over the past decade? Matt Parker joins us to discuss the current state of competition and service levels in the rail industry, along with an outlook for any new regulations for the industry.

Matt Parker
Chairman
Nevada State Legislative Board for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLETNVSLB)
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Kevin Hill
Executive Publisher
FreightWaves
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Fireside Chat: How rail is responding to changing consumer trends

9/1/21 1:15 pm

The pull forward of e-commerce demand has disrupted all supply chians over the past 12 months. Dale Young and Andrew Cox discuss how rail is repsonding to these dynamic economic trends.

Andrew Cox
Market Research Analyst
FreightWaves
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Dale Young
Vice President
World Distribution Services
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Fireside Chat: How the Ocean Shipping Reform Act could affect drayage operations

9/1/21 1:40 pm

Nimesh Modi, CEO of drayage marketplace BookYourCargo, dives into the recent Ocean Shipping Reform Act that would require common ocean carriers to adhere to best practices and regulations around detention and demurrage charges. Modi describes the problems this reform would help solve and how technology could improve from transparency of common carrier operations.

Grace Sharkey
Staff Writer
FreightWaves
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Nimesh Modi
CEO
BookYourCargo
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Closing Remarks

9/1/21 2:00 pm

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Anthony Smith
Director of Market Experts
FreightWaves
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Kaylee Nix
Reporter
FreightWaves
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