freight academy

next freight academy

April 30 - May 5, 2017

Nomination forms are no longer being accepted for the 2017 Freight Academy Program.

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2010 curriculum

Session Information


Session

Overview of the Freight System - Components, Players and Considerations
Monday, April 19, 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Session Type

Lecture followed by Q&A

Instructor

Lillian Borrone, Board Member, STV, Inc. and Chairman, Eno Transportation Foundation

Anne Strauss-Wieder, Principal,
A. Strauss-Wieder, Inc.

Objectives

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss international, national, regional, and local freight movements;
  • List all modes and elements of the freight system, including key players, considerations, and trends; and
  • Describe how each module of the immersion program relates to the overall freight system.

Session

How Shippers View and Use the Freight System
Monday, April 19, 10:15 -12:00 p.m.

Session Type

Panel followed by Q&A

Instructor

Sam Crane, Chair MTS Shipper Panel for U.S. DOT

Sharon Clark, Perdue Agribusiness

Mary Long, Campbell Soup Company

Objectives

Provide private sector perspective on what companies demand of the freight system and freight providers, including truck, rail, coastwise barging and international shipping.


Session

Luncheon Discussion

Session Type

Instructor followed by Q&A with the morning instructors

Instructor

George Harry, Director of Global Transportation Organization, Johnson and Johnson Sales and Logistics Company

Objectives

Continue discussion of private sector demands of the freight system and providers.


Session

Field Visit to Major Distribution Center - Lifetime Brands (a major supplier and distributor of kitchen products)
Monday, April 19, 1:30-4:00 p.m.

Session Type

Field Visit

Instructor

Craig Phillips, Senior Vice President and Executive Officer of Distribution

John McCranor, Vice President of Operations in Robbinsville DC

Steve O'Reilly, Plant Manager in Robbinsville DC

Objectives

Develop firsthand knowledge of freight operations through facility visits combined with interactive on-site discussion with senior executives.


Session

Ports and their Role in the Freight System
Tuesday, April 20, 9:00 -10:30 a.m.

Session Type

Panel followed by Q&A

Instructor

Welcome By Rick Larrabee, Director, Port Commerce, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Jack Craig, Maersk

Objectives

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how ports work within the freight system, including the role of ports in international and domestic movements, movements to and from ports by truck, rail, and barge;
  • Discuss current trends and issues facing ports; and
  • Understand what to expect during the field visit to port facility, including how terminals work, interfaces with truck and rail, technologies used, and terminology used.

Session

Visit to Maher Terminal, Express Rail and Corbin Street Yard
Tuesday, April 20, 10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Session Type

Field Visit

Instructor

Maher, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and CSX senior staff.

Objectives

Develop firsthand knowledge of freight operations through facility visits combined with interactive on-site discussion with senior executives. CSX is arranging for a next-gen locomotive to be at Corbin Street Yard for the Freight Academy.


Session

International Trade, Transportation, and Economic Development
Tuesday, April 20, 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Session Type

Luncheon Discussion

Instructor

John Curto, Executive Director, New York Shipping Administration

Objectives

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Translate port and other freight operations into their role and implications for international trade and economic development.

Session

International to Domestic Field Visit to Cross Dock Operation - The Judge Organization (handler of such products as paper and lumber that move domestically and internationally by rail, truck and ocean carrier)
Tuesday, April 20, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Session Type

Field Visit

Instructor

Patrick Wynne and Michael Morrow, the Judge Organization

Objectives

Develop firsthand knowledge of freight operations through facility visits combined with interactive on-site discussion with senior executives.


Session

Modal Choice, Customers and Considerations
Wednesday, April 21, 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Session Type

Panel Followed by Q&A

Instructor

William Goetz, CSX

Drew McElroy, Priority Distribution Inc.

Jeff Sutch, SMS

Objectives

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss how different freight conveyances are used, and how shippers select modes and freight providers; and
  • Describe freight system considerations from the freight providers' viewpoint.

Session

Freight and the Public - Issues, Approaches and Solutions
Wednesday, April 21, 10:45 -12:00 p.m.

Session Type

Panel followed by Q&A

Instructor

Art Goodwin, ACTA

Other instructors to be announced shortly.

Objectives

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss approaches to identifying, managing, and resolving public concerns and issues (e.g. economic development initiatives)

Session

Field Visit to Raritan Central Railway Food and Plastics Rail/Truck Facilities
Wednesday, April 21, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Session Type

Field Visit

Instructor

Eyal Shapira, President, Raritan Central Railroad

Peter Visceglia, Federal Business Centers

Objectives

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss shortline rail operations;
  • Describe issues facing rail served customers;
  • Describe the process and concerns of the reuse of a former arsenal/brownfield sites; and
  • Discuss the potential of short sea shipping operations.

Session

Distribution Centers, Economic Development, and Site Selection
Thursday, April 22, 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Session Type

Panel followed by Q&A

Instructor

Richard Cureton, Whitesell

Richard Johnson, Matrix

Objectives

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Provide an overview of distribution centers, their role, typical operation, employment, relationship with communities and states, considerations in site selection, and relationship to economic development.

Session

The Greening of the Freight System
Thursday, April 22, 10:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Session Type

Panel followed by Q&A

Instructor

Tony Galli, VICS

Joe Killeen, New Deal Logistics

Objectives

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss environmental concerns, considerations and issues within the freight industry
  • Describe programs, processes and solutions to address environmental concerns

Session

Field Visit to Distribution Center with Green Technologies - Halls Refrigerated
Thursday, April 22, 1:30-4:00 p.m.

Session Type

Field Visit

Instructor

Tom Brennan, COO of Hall's and Patrick Sahradnik, Purchasing Administrator & Resource Energy Manager

Objectives

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the implementation of green technologies into the operation of a distribution center

Session

Airports - Role in the Freight System
Friday, April 23, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Session Type

Panel followed by Q&A

Instructor

Michael Bednarz, Air Cargo, PANYNJ

Objectives

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the various forms of air cargo - integrated carrier (UPS, FedEx), all-cargo, belly cargo; and
  • Describe how air cargo works within the freight system, including the role of air cargo in international and domestic movements, movements to and from airports by truck, trends and issues.

Session

Field Visit to Airport and Discussion with Air Cargo Carriers
Friday, April 23, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Session Type

Field Visit to FedEx Cargo

Instructor

Instructors to be announced shortly

Objectives

Develop firsthand knowledge of air cargo facilities and their role in the freight system.


Session

Closing Luncheon and Closing Session

Recognition of Academy Participants
Friday, April 23, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Transportation to EWR Terminals and Northeast Corridor provided.

Session Type

Luncheon

Instructor

None

Objectives

Concludes Immersion Week portion of the 2010 Freight Academy.


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