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

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.
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8:30 a. m.
General Session: State of the Industry by Informa Economics IEG

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.

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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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