freight academy

next freight academy

April 30 - May 5, 2017

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

If you have questions, please email info@freightacademy.org

2015 curriculum

The Freight Academy 2015 curriculum incorporated the strong foundations of the previous academy programs 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


Sunday, April 26, 2015 Sessions

Orientation and Introduction to the Capstone Projects Initial Capstone Team Meetings

Keynote Presentation


Monday, April 27, 2015 Sessions

Opening Session: Overview of the Shipper Considerations

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 Type Panel: How Shippers View and Use the Supply Chain Retail Supply Chains
Followed by Q&A

Objectives

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

Field Visit: Retail Store Distribution Center

Capstone Project Meetings


Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Sessions

Overview of Port Commerce including Port Performance The Auto Industry Field Visit: Port/Container Terminals

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.

Field Visit: Intermodal Terminal and Rail Classification Yard


Wednesday, April 29, 2015 Sessions

Food Supply Chains

Field Visit: Major Grocery Distribution Center


Thursday, April 30, 2015 Sessions

The Evolving Supply Chain - Cross Border and New Technologies The Art of the Deal

Field Visit: Major Refinery


Friday, May 1, 2015 Sessions

Overview of Air Cargo

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.


Field Visit: Newark Liberty International Airport Air Cargo Carrier


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