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The Heartland Shippers Conference is presented by Cargo Business News and the Midwest Global Trade Association, and supported by several other U.S. Midwest trade/shipper organizations.
The U.S. Midwest is home to major manufacturing, agriculture, and a significant consumer market of over 66 million. Conversely, getting cargo in and out of the nation's heartland is challenging for a variety of reasons, and the Heartland Shippers' Conference will address these themes among others pertinent to the global supply chain's vital connection to the region and its developing infrastructure.
Says Richard Heath, Head of Products at the Cleartrade: "The panel on freight rate risk management was well received. As many of the organisations present conduct their core business in the agricultural space they are used to using derivatives to manage underlying price risk. Due to this there was a general understanding and appreciation of how effective these tools could be if correctly applied to the container freight market."