freight academy

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2012 curriculum

The 2012 Freight Academy curriculum builds on the strong foundations of the previous academy programs (see previous 2008 and 2010 curriculums from Home Page) while reflecting the ever-changing dynamics of freight movement in a global economy.

An overview of the immersion week program is provided below.

Session Information

Session

Overview of the Freight System - Components, Players and Considerations

Monday, April 16, 2012 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Session Type

Lecture followed by Q&A

Instructor

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

Objectives

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

  • Understand key supply chain trends, terminology and conditions.
  • 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 16, 2012 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Session Type

Panel followed by Q&A

Instructor

Greg Brayman, Phoenix Beverages

Rebecca Hurst, Wendy's Quality Supply Chain Co-op

Angelo Ventrone, Barnes and Noble

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

Monday, April 16, 2012 12:00-1:30 p.m.

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: The Development of a Major Distribution Cluster, Interchange 8A

Monday, April 16, 2012 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Session Type

Field Visit

Instructor

Alex Klatskin, Forsgate Industrial Partners

Objectives

Develop firsthand knowledge of freight operations through facility visits combined with interactive on-site discussion with senior executives. Will include discussion of mixed land use, green technologies, and building changes.


Session

Ports and their Role in the Freight System

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 9:00-10:30 a.m.

Session Type

Panel followed by Q&A

Instructor

Details to follow

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

Field Visit: Maher Terminal, Express Rail and Corbin Street Yard

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Session Type

Field Visit

Instructor

Details to follow

Objectives

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


Session

International Trade, Transportation, and Economic Development

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Session Type

Luncheon Discussion

Instructor

Joe Curto, Executive Director, New York Shipping Association

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

Field Visit: International to Domestic Field Visit to Cross Dock/Export Operation

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Session Type

Field Visit

Instructor

James G. Overlay, Chief Executive Officer, East Coast Warehouse

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 18, 2012 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Session Type

Panel followed by Q&A

Instructor

Drew McElroy, Priority Distribution Inc.

Tom Washbon, Norfolk Southern

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

The Art of the Deal - Ocean Spray in Pennsylvania

Wednesday, April 28, 2012 10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Session Type

Instructor followed by Q&A

Instructor

Pete Reinke, Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation

Objectives

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

  • Discuss how economic impact deals involving freight facilities and operations are successfully achieved.

Session

Field Visit: Multimodal Industrial Development - Raritan Industrial Park/Freight Village

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 1:00-4:30 p.m.

Session Type

Field Visit

Instructor

Eyal Shapira, President, Raritan Center RR

Peter Visceglia, Federal Business Centers

Objectives

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


Session

Maritime and Economic Development

Thursday, April 19, 2012 8:30-10:00 a.m.

Session Type

Panel followed by Q&A

Instructor

Percy Pyne, American Feeder Lines

Patrick Arnold, Maine Port Authority

Objectives

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

  • Discuss how maritime operations and initiatives can be combined with economic development objectives.

Session

The Emerging New Freight Services

Thursday, April 19, 2012 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Session Type

Panel followed by Q&A

Instructor

Joe Killeen, New Deal Logistics

Bill Collins, RailEx

Objectives

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

  • Discuss new and emerging freight services.

Session

Field Visit: TBD

Thursday, April 19, 2012 1:00-4:30 p.m.

Session Type

Field Visit

Instructor

TBD

Objectives

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


Session

Airports - Role in the Freight System

Friday, April 20, 2012 8:30-9:00 a.m.

Session Type

Instructor overview

Instructor

Michael Bednarz, Air Cargo, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

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 20, 2012 9:15-11:30 a.m.

Session Type

Field Visit

Instructor

Michael Bednarz, Air Cargo, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Objectives

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


Session

Q&A with Michael Bednarz and Air Cargo Carriers

Session Type

Q&A

Instructor

Detail to follow

Objectives

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


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