MPR Transloading

We are MPR, a multi-modal transload center that is your Gateway Distribution Point to nearly two-thirds of the US population that is reachable within a day’s transit. This includes the expansive Marcellus Shale Region as well as some of the largest manufacturing areas in the U.S. Our touch points also extend to certain Canadian provinces as well.…

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Dr. Cassia Bomer Galvao

Dr. Galvao holds a Ph.D. in Social Sciences from the Catholic University of Sao Paulo. Her research focuses on themes of port development and maritime logistics. While developing her academic career, she has worked for the private sector and has 10+ years of experience in the Marketing & Sales Division of multiple international container liners…

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Dr. Walter Kemmsies, Trade, Logistics and Infrastructure Strategist, The Kemmsies Group

Dr. Walter Kemmsies is the managing partner of The Kemmsies Group, where he executes initiatives for public and private sector clients who have interests in or properties proximate to sea, river and inland rail ports throughout North America. His expertise extends to the infrastructure sector where he assists both public agencies and investors in underwriting,…

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Joe Pickard, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI)

Joe serves as the Chief Economist and Director of Commodities at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI). Since 2010, Pickard has directed ISRI’s research and analysis on recycled commodity markets and the key economic role recycling plays in the United States and globally. He also serves as an advisor to the U.S. Trade…

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Anthony Fletcher, Consolidated Grain and Barge

Director of Transportation & Cash Trading Consolidated Grain and Barge Co. Anthony is responsible for CGB’s day to day rail, barge, container, and feed ingredient trading groups.  He is also responsible for the day to day cash grain risk positions.  Prior to this role, he served as the Manager of Southbound Barge Freight Group where…

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Christopher Swift, Foley & Lardner LLP

Christopher Swift is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP and a member of the firm’s Government Enforcement Defense & Investigations Practice. Focusing on national security and international law, he defends clients in cross-border investigations and government enforcement actions involving anti-money laundering (AML), arms controls (ITAR), economic sanctions (OFAC), dual-use exports (EAR), and the Foreign…

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Mike McCormick, Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation

Mr. McCormick, of Union Church, serves as the 10th president of the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation, the largest general farm organization in Mississippi, with more than 178,000 member-families in 82 county Farm Bureaus. Under McCormick’s progressive leadership, the 99-year-old organization has grown exponentially and expanded its programs to meet the needs of Mississippi farmers, ranchers…

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