2017 Program Curriculum

An overview of the immersion week program is provided below.

Session Information

Sunday, April 30, 2017 Sessions

Orientation and Introduction to the Capstone Projects Initial Capstone Team Meetings

Keynote Presentation

Monday, May 1, 2017 Sessions

Opening Session

Overview of the Freight System – Components, Players, and Freight Considerations

Objectives Provide an overview of the freight system and set the context for the sessions and field visits to follow during the program week

How Shippers View and Use the Freight System

Objectives Provide an overview of a very rapidly changing industry and the Implications for the supply chain

Field Visit: Warehouse/Distribution Center

Capstone Project Meetings

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 Sessions

“A National Perspective of the Maritime Transportation System”

“An Overview of the Port Authority of NY & NJ, Port Commerce, and Port Performance Initiatives”

“The Council of Port Performance, Port Personnel and Workforce Training, Union Issues, and the Impact of Automation vs. Technology”

Field Visit:  Guided Bus Tour through Port Container terminals, Port Businesses, and On-Dock Rail

Objectives Provide an overview of the multimodal nature of a major Port operation and the variety of activities that take place including APM and Maher marine terminal operations and shared Express Rail on-dock rail service

Field Visit: FAPS and the Auto Industry (Foreign Auto Processing Services)

  • Provide a hands-on view of auto processing at the Port including vessel and inland movements and on-site preparation of vehicles.
  • Demonstrate the relationships between auto manufacturing in the US, the development of export markets and the roles of  Ports in auto imports and exports.

Field Visits:  

  • Global Container Terminal Tour
  • Bayonne Cruise Terminal
  • Dry Dock
  • Cross Harbor Rail

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 Sessions

Field Visit: Lehigh Valley

Thursday, May 4, 2017 Sessions

“Linking Intelligent Transportation Systems and Planning for Freight Mobility and Safety”

Trucking – Role in the Supply Chain, Issues and Innovations

“The Role and Needs of the Rail Industry in Maintaining a Robust, Efficient and Reliable Transportation System for Goods Movement in the U.S.”

Emerging Trends in Automation:  What It Means to Supply Chains – What It Means to Transportation Agencies

Capstone Group Meetings

Capstone Status Round-Up

Friday, May 1, 2015 Sessions

Field Visit: Newark Liberty International Airport Air Cargo Carrier

Overview of Air Cargo

  • Conclude the Freight Academy with a discussion of the final mode – air cargo – after seeing trucking, rail, pipeline, ocean and distribution center components earlier in the week.
  • Discuss the multi-faceted and changing nature of the air cargo industry.