Save the Date: May 24 - 28

FreightWeekSTL 2021 is set for May 24-28. The virtual event, being held in partnership with the Inland Marine Expo, provides an invaluable opportunity for you to collaborate with industry leaders, freight and logistics experts, international shippers, carriers and other leading companies – as well as regional leaders from across the bi-state St. Louis area.

FreightWeekSTL 2021 will feature sessions and events that spotlight:

  • Global connectivity through waterways and dedicated rail service to coastal and gulf ports
  • Market-driven Container-on-Barge services and opportunities for the Midwest
  • Improvements to highway performance with the greatest potential impact on the agriculture industry
  • Contribution of St. Louis region’s talent supply chain to site selection wins
  • How the freight industry is rising to unprecedented COVID-19 challenges
  • Regional success in repurposing former auto plants and adaptive reuse of other industrial sites
  • Release of the St. Louis Region’s Spring 2021 Industrial Real Estate Market Report
  • Ag Coast of America Riverboat Cruise and the Gateway Arch and Museum exhibitions

 

Mark your calendars for FreightWeeKSTL 2021: May 24 – 28

Content

Monday, May 18 – Panel discussion: The creative approach taken by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Kaskaskia Regional Port District to keep the Jerry F. Costello Lock and Dam open longer during the historic 2019 flooding, and the measures these entities and the U.S. Coast Guard take to respond to the impact of other disasters, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the video here.  |   News Release

 

Tuesday, May 19 – Panel discussion: Ongoing collaboration between the Missouri and Illinois inland ports and its many benefits as they continue to play a critical role in the global supply chain, along with the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on their operations and construction projects. Watch the video here.  |   News Release

 

Wednesday, May 20 – Expert interview: David Branding, Managing Director for the St. Louis office of JLL, a world leader in real estate services, discusses the compelling selling points the St. Louis region has to offer site selectors and national and international companies. Watch the video here.  |   News Release

 

Thursday, May 21 – Digital release of the Freightway’s 2021 Priority Projects List, a valuable tool used to advocate for support and funding for critical infrastructure improvements that strengthen the St. Louis region’s position as a world-class freight and logistics hub to the national and global supply chains. Click here to download the 2021 Priority Projects List.  |   News Release

 

Friday, May 22 – Release of the latest Industrial Market Report for the St. Louis region and virtual chat with Doug Rasmussen, President & CEO of Steadfast City Economic & Community Partners, to discuss the findings of a series of recent interviews with industry leaders regarding their views of the St. Louis region and its appeal for site selectors, as well as an evaluation of the region’s workforce and manufacturing and logistics markets. Watch the video and get the report here.  |   News Release  |   News Release #2

May 26, 2020 – With its ability to support a business from the headquarters through the entire supply chain, the St. Louis region helps many companies serve the world (Agritech Tomorrow)

 

May 22, 2020 – St. Louis Regional Freightway’s 2021 priority projects list released (Air Freight News)

 

May 20, 2020 – FreightWeekSTL highlights collaboration among ports (AJOT)

 

May 19, 2020 – Scott taking helm at area Coast Guard (The Edwardsville Intelligencer)

 

May 13, 2020 – Contegra Believes Metro East Market is Positioned to Adapt (Illinois Business Journal)

 

May 12, 2020 – St. Louis Regional Ports Claim No. 2 Spot for Total Tonnage (Illinois Business Journal)

 

May 12, 2020 – FreightWeekSTL Transitions to Virtual Format for 2020 (Illinois Business Journal)

 

May 12, 2020 – Metro-East Industrial Market Thrives Despite COVID-19 (Illinois Business Journal)

 

May 12, 2020 – New Director Faces Modern-Day Challenge at MidAmerica Airport  (Illinois Business Journal)

 

May 7, 2020 – FreightWeekSTL 2020 Virtual set for May 18 – 22 (Saint Louis CNR)

 

April 27, 2020 – St. Louis Region’s Freight Network Delivers Essential Shipments During COVID-19 Pandemic (American Journal of Transportation)

 

April 9, 2020 – Foreign Trade Zone 31 Establishes Operator Agreement in Nashville, IL  (Illinois Business Journal)

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