Intermodal on the Great Lakes

In this episode of Great Lakes Forward, our host Jade Davis, Vice President of External Affairs, is joined by Scott Brinner, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development of OmniTRAX. Together, they discuss the partnership between both entities and the role shipping – both maritime & rail – play in the global supply chain.

In our CEO’s corner, Davis and William D. Friedman, President & Chief Executive Officer, discuss the history of containerization and the ways in which shipping in the future will change, both regionally and globally. Friedman also notes the impact that the Cleveland-Europe Express has played in getting more containerized cargo into the Great Lakes.

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