Cargo Services Inc. is a proud gold sponsor of the Indiana Logistics Summit on Oct. 9 and 10 at the Indiana Convention Center, which concludes with a lunch and keynote speech by Indiana governor Mike Pence.
The summit will focus on discussions about Indiana’s new 'nonstop' rail service announced by the Indiana Road in January. Steve Klinger, Cargo Services director of international operations, will participate in the Session 4 panel discussion New Intermodal Connection Creates Global Opportunities for Business specifically discussing the backhaul advantage for Indiana companies.
Cargo Services representatives will be available for company information and freight forwarding discussions throughout the summit at the company booth in the exhibit area.
The 11th annual conference is co-hosted by Purdue University, Conexus Indiana and Ports of Indiana. It is expected to be attended by more than 300 industry experts in transportation, distribution and logistics.
About the new Indiana rail service
Indiana Rail Road announced in January that it is connecting the Indianapolis rail ramp at the southern edge of downtown Indianapolis to the west coast for Asia-based traffic. This is designed to benefit companies with shipments moving in and out of Indiana. Cargo moves through ports in Western Canada, including the Port of Vancouver and the Port of Prince Rupert in British Columbia. There is access to multiple shipping lines, creating choice. This means containers are being transported directly to the downtown Indianapolis rail yard or delivered in the rail yard in Indianapolis instead of moving through Chicago. While the solution is still relatively new, with pricing and transit times being improved, in the long-term this Intermodal hub expansion in downtown Indianapolis will benefit Indiana companies that are ready to break with tradition going through Chicago.
Other topics at the Summit will include: "Panama Canal vs. Suez Canal & The New World Order of Intermodal Shipping," "The Fastest Growing Port in North America – Prince Rupert, British Columbia", "The Next Big Atlantic Coast Port", "Quantifying the Value of Faster Intermodal Service" and "The Back-Haul Advantage: Containerized Grain and Indiana Exports." More participants and related events will be announced over the next few weeks.
For more information or to register visit the Indiana Logistics Summit website.