16th Annual Freight and Logistics Symposium

Mid-America Freight Coalition 

The Center for Transportation Studies (CTS) at the University of Minnesota is holding the 16th Annual Freight and Logistics Symposium: The New American Energy Revolution on Friday, December 7 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

About the Event

Energy sources, supplies, and needs are changing our world at breakneck speed. In the Upper Midwest, for instance, fracking, ethanol, and wind turbines have moved in practically overnight, bringing with them big money, heavy equipment, and seismic shifts to the social and economic landscape as well as the roads. Ready or not, the new American energy revolution has begun.
At this year’s symposium, representatives from the business community, academia, and the public sector will consider major trends and the effect of our changing energy supply on freight and logistics providers. Robert Henry, vice president of operations for Dakota Plains Holdings, Inc., will make the keynote presentation on the re-revolution of crude by rail—a key segment of rail movements from the 1860s to 1940s that is currently experiencing a resurgence.
Other sessions will address the implications of new energy resources on freight transportation in the Upper Midwest and the impacts of energy resources on the private sector of the freight and logistics community.
CFIRE researcher Maria Hart will participate in a panel discussion on the implications of new energy resources on freight transportation in the Midwest.
For more information and to register, see the event webpage.

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