FreightWeek STL Offers Virtual Opportunity to Learn Latest Industry Innovations

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By KERRY SMITH, EDITOR, ST. LOUIS CONSTRUCTION NEWS AND REVIEW MAGAZINE

The time is now to register for the St. Louis region’s fifth-annual conference that is central to all things freight.

FreightWeekSTL returns May 23-27 as a virtual event featuring seven engaging virtual discussions focused on the latest trends and innovations influencing worldwide freight movement and highlighting St. Louis’ advantages of global access.

Inland Marine Expo is partnering with St. Louis Regional Freightway in presenting panels of experts speaking on topics including: advances in rail-related innovations such as an autonomous, zero-emissions railcar; the latest information on the collaborative effort to launch container-on-vessel service to the Midwest; APM Terminals’ global operation of one of the world’s most comprehensive port networks; latest technology Union Pacific is deploying to the largest U.S. port complex; details on the significant investments being made at three prominent Midwest ports (offered virtually and also in-person); updates on the new partnership between St. Louis Regional Freightway and KC SmartPort regarding added capacity plans for Missouri’s Interstate 70 corridor; and a briefing on the economic impact of Illinois Route 3 in terms of heavy industrial development.

“We’re anticipating another great event as people join us virtually for FreightWeek STL or take advantage of the flexibility our format offers to catch up on these timely and important topics,” said Mary Lamie, executive vice president of multi-modal enterprises for Bi-State Development, which operates St. Louis Regional Freightway. “We’re committed to presenting some of the most relevant topics in the logistics industry while bringing together forward thinkers who are shaping the future of the freight industry.”

For more information on FreightWeekSTL and to register for sessions, visit https://freightweekstl.thefreightway.com.

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