What is FreightWeekSTL?

FreightWeekSTL

FreightWeek STL returns to St. Louis in May 20-23, 2019, featuring educational and collaborative sessions with insights on the new developments and latest innovations that are shaping the future of the freight industry. Now in its second year and held in conjunction with Inland Marine Expo (IMX), FreightWeek STL is a special four-day confluence of industry stakeholders, and freight and transportation leaders, coming together to share ideas and explore ways to support the long-term growth of regional and national freight economies. 

Schedule

12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m
Riverboat Tour of St. Louis Region’s Freight Assets and Opportunities **Cancelled due to flooding.**

Gateway Riverboat Cruises, 50 S. Leonor K. Sullivan Blvd, Downtown St. Louis Riverfront

Come get a first-hand look at the Ag Coast of America, a key reason why the St. Louis metropolitan region is quickly becoming one of the nation’s premier freight centers. Join the St. Louis Regional Freightway on a special Riverboat Tour on the Mississippi River for an up-close look at the roads, bridges, ports, facilities and infrastructure that make up the bi-state area’s multimodal freight network. A lunch buffet aboard the riverboat is included in the tour.

**Cancelled due to flooding.**

Social and Dinner. Alignment and shared priorities in the heartland.private registration

Heartland Civic Collaborative

7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Leveraging “River City” – Real Estate and Economic Development along the River

From our region’s inception, the river has played a critical role in the success and growth of the cities surrounding it. The river serves as a mechanism of commerce, transportation, an economic driver, and a tourism destination.

Join our panel as they discuss the role our river plays today in development and how we can leverage this asset to continue to drive sustainable growth for many more years to come.

HHC Breakfast Meetingprivate registration

  • Federal Advocacy
  • Membership

Heartland Civic Collaborative

HHC Breakout Meetings private registration

  • Transportation
  • Entrepreneurship

Heartland Civic Collaborative

There are several avenues that inland marine businesses can take to seek federal and grant funding opportunities including for existing and emerging ports, terminals, and shipyards. Listen to government and maritime advocacy experts discuss recent trends in funding for the inland waterways system through grants and partnerships. This session will also include a summary of some of the most significant projects underway or forthcoming by our government partners.

Lunch Meeting with the Hyperloop Coalition private registration

Heartland Civic Collaborative

US Army Corps of Engineers & US Coast Guard, 100 Arsenal St. 63118

Field trip to US Army Corps of Engineers Service Base in St. Louis. Learn about river dredging management and tour US Coast Guard and US Army Corps of Engineer vessels. This tour will provide an educational opportunity and allow attendees a behind-the-scenes look at some of the Corps’ and Coast Guard’s day-to-day operations and missions. Due to the infrastructure, not all parts of the tour are ADA accessible.

*Pre-registration and security clearance required. All attendees required to show a government issued photo ID upon boarding. Registration will close on April 21.

**Cancelled due to flooding.**

10:30-11:15 a.m.
Education Session: Containers On The Inland Waterways

The nation’s inland port system plays a critical role in the global supply chain and is creating opportunity for strategies that include container on barge (COB) and container on vessel (COV) services along the Mississippi River and its tributaries. Learn more from transportation industry leaders how these new options for transporting freight and strategies to consolidate freight movements from multiple carriers can improve cost, efficiency, reliability and flexibility for shippers.

The Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) one and half day workshop, Fundamentals of Freight Data is intended for freight transportation professionals at state Departments of Transportation (DOT) and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO), including planners and policy- and decision-makers who need information on freight data for a variety of uses. These freight data uses include regional profiles, Long-Range Transportation Plans (LRTP), State Freight Plans, State and MPO Transportation Improvement Plans (STIP/TIP), freight performance measures, forecasting, studies facility/corridor planning and strategic policy planning, among others.

The workshop will provide participants with a broad knowledge of freight data sources. As well as the ability to utilize freight data for transportation planning program/project development and policy analysis.

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8:00 a.m.-noon (day two of two)
National Highway Institute (NHI) | Fundamentals of Freight Data

The Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) one and half day workshop, Fundamentals of Freight Data is intended for freight transportation professionals at state Departments of Transportation (DOT) and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO), including planners and policy- and decision-makers who need information on freight data for a variety of uses. These freight data uses include regional profiles, Long-Range Transportation Plans (LRTP), State Freight Plans, State and MPO Transportation Improvement Plans (STIP/TIP), freight performance measures, forecasting, studies facility/corridor planning and strategic policy planning, among others.

The workshop will provide participants with a broad knowledge of freight data sources. As well as the ability to utilize freight data for transportation planning program/project development and policy analysis.

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Bi-State Development Offices – 211 N. Broadway, Met Square, 6th Floor Boardroom

Join us on Thursday, May 23, as we welcome John D. Trent, Senior Director of Strategic Operations at the Georgia Ports Authority, and learn more about the Port of Savannah’s $3 billion plan to double containerized cargo capacity to eight million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs).

Included in the plan is a new $220 million rail terminal that will be the largest on-terminal rail facility in North America by 2020. The Port of Savannah has identified the St. Louis region as a key inland market and distribution center, creating the potential to further link the St. Louis region’s world-class logistics hub to the national and global supply chains.

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