Clayton K. Harris, III
Executive Director
Illinois International
Port District (IIPD)
Port Chicago

Harris, Executive Director of IIPD, oversees America’s Fourth Coast, Port Chicago. An ex-Prosecutor, Harris is tasked with increasing the port’s profitability, maintaining environmental integrity, and fostering community outreach. Port Chicago, located on more than 1600 acres of land, consists of several major port facilities within the city. However, the port’s Foreign Trade Zone #22 extends 60 miles from the city limits.
Multimodal
As a multimodal port, Port Chicago links the inland river networks and the Great Lakes to the global markets, offering easy access to six Class One Railroads (BNSF, Canadian National, Canadian Pacific, CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern Corporation, and Union Pacific) and two international airports (O’Hare International and Midway International) with immediate access to five major interstate highways (I-90/94, I-80, I-57, I-55, and I-65). Unlike other Great Lakes ports, Port Chicago operates 12 months a year with access to the Great Lakes as well as to the Illinois and Mississippi River Systems. During the shipping season, the port offers easy access to the St. Lawrence Seaway.
Advantages
Port Chicago moves more general cargo than any other Great Lakes port. The port’s Iroquois Landing Terminal provides unparalleled access by ocean, lake, and river vessels because of its deep draft and shallow draft terminal, giving it a unique advantage within the Great Lakes and inland river systems. Barges transport more than 40% of the port’s cargo on the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers between Port Chicago and Port NOLA to the Gulf of Mexico.

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Nate Asplund
Pres. & CEO
Florida East Coast
Railway, a GMXT Co.

Brandy-Christian

Brandy Christian
Pres. & CEO, Port NOLA
CEO, NOPB RR

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Patrick G. Dixon
Cust. Exper. Mgr.
Branded Feed Products
Cargill, Inc.

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R. Christian Johnsen
Partner
Jones Walker LLP

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John H. Miller
Group V.P. – Industrial Products
BNSF Railway

Pat-Ottensmeyer

Patrick J. Ottensmeyer
Pres. & CEO
KCS Railway

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Eugene D. Seroka
Exec. Dir.
Port LA

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Jennifer C. Schopfer
V.P. Y Gen. Mgr –
Transport Logistics
GE Transportation
a Wabtec Company

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Mike Toohey
Pres. & CEO
Waterways
Council, Inc.

John Vickerman

John Vickerman
Pres. & CEO
Vickerman & Associates

REGISTRATION CLOSING

The 9th Annual Rail Supply Chain Summit

“EMERGING OPPORTUNITIES
FOR RAIL & WATER”

Thursday, May 9, 2019
Union League Club, Chicago
Program starts promptly at 7:40 AM

REGISTRATION CLOSES APRIL 30th!

ANNOUNCING 2019 KEYNOTES:

Nate Asplund, President & CEO, Florida East Coast Railway

Brandy Christian, President & CEO, Port NOLA; CEO, NOPB Railroad

Patrick F. Dixon, Custmr. Exper. Mgr. – Branded Feed Products, Cargill, Inc.

Clayton K. Harris, III, Exec. Direc., IL Interntnl. Port District, Port Chicago

R. Christian Johnsen, Partner, Jones Walker, LLP

John H. Miller, Group V.P. – Industrial Products, BNSF Railway

Patrick J. Ottensmeyer, President & CEO, Kansas City Southern Railroad

Eugene D. Seroka, Executive Director, Port Los Angeles

Richard Teubner, Vice President, Seacor AMH, Seacor Inland River

Mike Toohey, President & CEO, Waterways Council, Inc.

John Vickerman, President & CEO, Vickerman & Associates

INTRODUCING
2 BREAKOUT SESSIONS

A. GE Transportation, a Wabtec company
Jennifer Schopfer, VP- Gen. Mgr., Transport Logistics

B. Illinois Corn Growers Association
Phil Thornton, Value Added Director
Travis Deppe, Nutrient Loss Reduction Manager

Thursday, May 9, 2019
Union League Club, Chicago

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14 Keynote Experts from Rail (Class Ones, Regional, and Short Lines), Water (Blue and Brown), Intermodal, Logistics, D.C., and Shipping Sectors.

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