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“Not Your Grandfather’s Intermodal” Rise of Multimodal Transportation Top on Agenda at JOC Inland Distribution Conference

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“Not Your Grandfather’s Intermodal” Rise of Multimodal Transportation Top on Agenda at JOC Inland Distribution Conference

Monday, June 24, 2013

NEWARK, N.J., June 24, 2013/PRNewswire/– Shippers are increasingly adopting a dynamic, multimodal approach to move imported goods from North American seaports to final retail or consumer destinations inland. This flexibility — as well as trucking rates and pricing trends, evolving definitions of intermodal and less-than-truckload service, and near-sourcing questions — will top the agenda of The Journal of Commerce’s newest event, the JOC Inland Distribution Conference. JOC Inland will be held Sept. 18-19, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo.

This week, JOC Inland announced additions to the event line up, including speakers Cathy Burrow, Hallmark Cards’ Global Transportation Manager; William J. Logue, President and CEO, FedEx Freight; and Elisabeth Hall, Whirlpool Corp.’s Senior Transportation Manager. In a new case study session, the complexities of near-shoring in Mexico will be examined during an interactive panel discussion with executives from Whirlpool, Schneider National and Kansas City Southern Railway.

“Whether the need is to cut transportation costs by using intermodal or adapting to an omnichannel distribution environment, the top-flight speakers on this agenda will deliver real value and insights to help drive decision making,” said Peter Tirschwell, JOC Exec. Vice President/Chief Content Officer and Program Chair for the event.

Unique requirements of each supply chain and business model define decisions on inland logistics. JOC Inland will take an in-depth look at the critical issues underlying these decisions, drawing out insights and perspectives from some of the leading thinkers and practitioners in the inland distribution arena. It will provide a mix of keynote speakers, panel discussions and case studies featuring shippers and supply chain partners discussing how they overcame certain challenges.

For the detailed agenda and attendee registration information, visit:

A successor to the JOC Inland Ports Logistics Conference previously held in Chicago, JOC Inland is organized by the JOC’s team of transportation writers, with input from industry stakeholders.

JOC Inland is sponsored by CenterPoint Properties, BNSF Railway, Logistics Park Kansas City, Kansas City Southern, Kansas City SmartPort, Maersk Line, Canadian National Railway, Gulf Winds, Norfolk Southern Railway and NAOIP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association. For additional sponsorship opportunities, contact JOC Publisher Tony Stein at


ABOUT THE JOC: The leading information and marketing services provider for the domestic and international containerized cargo community, the JOC delivers high-quality intelligence and expertise to help customers make better business decisions — in print, online and face-to-face at leading industry events. In addition, the JOC provides best-in-breed marketing channels to help companies reach their target audience. is the foremost industry Web site covering international and domestic logistics issues on a daily basis, and The Journal of Commerce is, and has been since 1827, the source for authoritative editorial content relied on by international logistics executives around the world. The JOC organizes several leading industry events each year, including the flagship conference, TPM, in Long Beach, Calif. For more information visit


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