2014 Program Curriculum

2014 curriculum

The 2014 Freight Academy 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 27, 2014 Sessions

Orientation and Introduction to the Capstone Projects

Initial Capstone Team Meetings

Keynote Presentation

Monday, April 28, 2014 Sessions

Opening Session: Overview of the Freight System – Components, Players and Considerations

How Shippers View and Use the Freight System

Field Visit: Major North American Distribution Cluster

Capstone Project Meetings

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 Sessions

Ports – Role in the Global and US Freight System; Inland Movements by Rail and Truck

Field Visit: Terminals/international Import and Export

Keynote Address: International Trade, Transportation and Economic Development

Field Visit: International to Domestic Field Visit to Cross Dock/Export Operation and CBP Inspection

Capstone Project Meetings

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 Sessions

Maritime and Economic Development Links – Ports for Serving Markets

New Freight Services and Options for Shippers

Field Visit: Major Distribution Center

Capstone Project Meetings

Thursday, May 1, 2014 Sessions

Rail Freight and Changing US Production Operations and Shipping Patterns

The Art of the Deal

Field Visit: Major Grocery Distribution Center

Friday, May 2, 2014 Sessions

Overview of Air Cargo

Field Visit: Newark Liberty International Airport Air Cargo Carriers