Virtual FreightWeekSTL Connects, Informs, Educates

Virtual FreightWeekSTL Connects, Informs, Educates
June 8, 2020 Jerry Vallely

This story was originally published in The Waterways Journal on May 29, 2020.

David Murray | The Waterways Journal

“The first all-virtual FreightWeekSTL event was held May 18–22 in St. Louis, packing in a convention’s worth of content into five days. This year’s event was originally to have been given as part of the Inland Marine Expo in St. Louis (which has been rescheduled for September 29–October 1). FreightWeekSTL was moved to a virtual format shortly after COVID-19 restrictions were put in place.

The event was organized and hosted by Mary Lamie, executive vice president of multi-modal enterprises at Bi-State Development, who leads The Freightway. Lamie hosted the panels and fielded and directed questions to the lineups of expert panelists. Founded in 2014 as an enterprise of Bi-State Development, a seven-county regional development organization in the St. Louis metro area of Missouri and Illinois, The Freightway promotes  transportation opportunities in this centrally located multimodal hub.

Virtual panel discussions by transportation leaders, movers and shakers ranged across topics from the floods of 2019 and how one lock and dam coped with them, to the myriad benefits of collaboration between ports and the effects of COVID-19 on supply chains…”

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