Event focuses on adding intermodal facilities

Posted on Oct 23, 2019 :: Insight on Manufacturing, Web Exclusive
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The viability of one or more intermodal facilities in Wisconsin is the topic of a Nov. 11 summit at Fox Valley Technical College’s Bordini Center.

The event, which runs from 12:15 to 4:30 p.m., will explain the results of a study conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Intermodal Subcommittee, which is looking at the possibility of adding one or more freight intermodal facilities in the state and how the private sector can get involved.

Intermodal facilities allow two transportation modes to come together to streamline transport from shipper to consignee, such as a container being moved from a railcar to a truck or vice versa. The process is designed to speed up transportation of freight between locations.

New North Inc., Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce and the DOT are partnering to host the Appleton event. The New North Intermodal Freight Summit is designed to connect importers and exporters with transportation community professionals to explore expanded opportunities for intermodal service in Wisconsin.

A similar event is being held in the Milwaukee area.

There is no cost to attend the Nov. 11 event, but pre-registration is necessary by clicking here.