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The Intermodal Puzzle: Connection Through Chaos

Solutions through connection in the intermodal transportation industry panel discussion

How can the intermodal transportation industry possibly thrive in an age when the only constant seems to be disruption? How can shippers move their goods when driver capacity is constantly under pressure? How can terminal operators and carriers work together when detention and demurrage are at an all-time high and the costs are mounting?

The pressures on the industry are unprecedented. But the entire economy depends on the intermodal supply chain finding solutions. As presenter Weston Labar explained during this gathering, we are the industry that makes it possible for every other industry to do what they do. Failure is not an option.

And that’s why the good news is so welcome. Problems like these give rise to solutions. Unprecedented challenges inspire innovation.

The panel discussion you are about to watch represents some of the finest minds in the industry – people who know intermodal transportation and understand what it takes to overcome the obstacles that are now presenting themselves.

They are among the players in the industry who are developing solutions, and you will notice a common theme: Connection.

When chaos seems to have taken hold in an industry, technology responds most effectively when it connects the players to each other in a logical and automated fashion. Envase put together this panel because it’s essential for the industry to know how these solutions are taking hold – right now – and introducing order amidst the chaos.

Our panelists are in the trenches, dealing with everything from idled ships off Shanghai and Savannah to the shortage of last-mile delivery to the outsized influence of problems at the Los Angeles/Long Beach terminal ports. They understand the impact on trucking demand, on labor pressures and ultimately on the consumers who are starting to feel the impact of the supply chain – directly and personally – for the first time.

Your panelists are:

  • Weston Labar, head of strategy for Cargomatic
  • Todd Ericksrud, CEO of Matchback Systems
  • Jack Craig, APM Terminals
  • Joel Tracy, CIO of IMC Companies

Your moderator is: Allen Thomas, Envase Technologies

The panelists have tremendous insight on the synchronized impact of a single container and what happens when it is disrupted by the chaos we are now seeing. And they understand like few others why technology innovations that bring connection to the chaos are more essential than ever.

Enjoy the discussion!

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