presented topresented byCambridge Systematics, Inc.Prepared for:Mississippi Development AuthorityNovember 14, 2012Presente...
Today’s Talking PointsWhy freight corridors and why now?What can freight do for me?Where are the opportunities?How do we p...
Freight and Logistics BasedDevelopment StrategySupply chain is unit of competitionNot just warehousing and distributionBen...
Intense Competition4
Gateway Competition in the U.S.5
NATIONAL GATEWAY ANDCORRIDOR STUDY6
Project ObjectiveIdentify and document multimodalgateway and corridor needs, trendsand opportunities to ensure U.S. andNor...
Private Sector InputMajor Trends Impacting Future Needs• Changes in sourcing patterns anddistribution networks• Energy ava...
Private Sector InputAction orientedplanQuantification ofperformancegainsNationallyorganized,locally executedFocus on fewer...
10Contingent ImplicationsScenario ImplicationsRobust ImplicationsAcidtestingcurrentstrategyNoGainerNoBrainerNoRegretNew st...
Alternative Futures Comparisons1813261523201715138 91737722258999114167123145 5 5 681310 81005101520253035CumulativeScores...
Alternative Futures ComparisonsNo brainers• Gulf Coastports• North-southcorridors• SoutheasternbordercrossingsNo regrets• ...
What Can Freight Do For Me?It is a major employment industryIt has significant growth potentialIt is a key input for all i...
Growth Potential14
Quality JobsMedian Salaries for Various Transportation &Warehousing Occupations» Dispatcher - $45,000» Distribution manage...
Transportation Matters to AllIndustries16
Logistics and Cargo BasedDevelopment OpportunitiesPort centric integrated logistics centers (ILCs)Non-port centric ILCsInd...
Integrated Logistics Centers (ILCs)18Inland ports• Port centricIntegrated logistics centers• Non-port centric• Truck/rail ...
ILCs Driven by Population andIntermodal Terminals19
What Drives an Inland Port/LogisticsPark?Proximity to population centers – 50 million in onetruck day (500 miles)GREAT hig...
Market Access for IndustrialDevelopment21Provides opportunities for rural areasClose proximity to urban population centers...
Positioning for Logistics BasedDevelopment22Approach ExamplesStrategic Transportation Systems GoOHIOFlorida’s Strategic In...
Inland Rail Development OpportunitiesThree Scenarios for Southern MS23“Current RegionalIndustries”“Current Regional Indust...
Screening Factors for IdentifyingPotential Sites for Development24Evaluation Factor ConsiderationsParcel Assemblage Diffic...
25Considerations25Increased freight traffic through the region, in theshort term, will most likely be by truckThe economic...
Site Screening Framework26Intermodal Rail Development
27Site Evaluation FrameworkIntermodalRailOpportunitiesBusiness Attraction/Expansion Opportunities113030DCBAFE
Take AwayFreight is coming back---economy is recoveringLogistics is essential element of all businessmodels across all ind...
CONTACT INFO29Paula DowellCambridge Systematicspdowell@camsys.com
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  1. 1. presented topresented byCambridge Systematics, Inc.Prepared for:Mississippi Development AuthorityNovember 14, 2012Presented by:Cambridge SystematicsNeel-Schaffer, inc.McCallum Sweeney ConsultingSOL EngineeringHow Can Freight Corridors and GatewaysWork for My Region?1presented toNADO Rural Transportation ConferencepresentedbyCambridge Systematics, Inc.April 25, 2013Paula Dowell, PhD
  2. 2. Today’s Talking PointsWhy freight corridors and why now?What can freight do for me?Where are the opportunities?How do we position?
  3. 3. Freight and Logistics BasedDevelopment StrategySupply chain is unit of competitionNot just warehousing and distributionBenefits all industriesTransportation is necessary but not sufficientelement3
  4. 4. Intense Competition4
  5. 5. Gateway Competition in the U.S.5
  6. 6. NATIONAL GATEWAY ANDCORRIDOR STUDY6
  7. 7. Project ObjectiveIdentify and document multimodalgateway and corridor needs, trendsand opportunities to ensure U.S. andNorth American competitiveness forconsideration in the development offuture national infrastructure plans.
  8. 8. Private Sector InputMajor Trends Impacting Future Needs• Changes in sourcing patterns anddistribution networks• Energy availability and costsLogistics• Socio-demographic changes• Global trade and geopolitical climateEconomic• Regulations – trucking and security• Energy policyPolicy• Passenger/freight interaction• Increase use of intermodal• Mode specific constraints impact wholesystemInfrastructure
  9. 9. Private Sector InputAction orientedplanQuantification ofperformancegainsNationallyorganized,locally executedFocus on fewer,nationallysignificantprojectsTrue multimodalapproachTrade-offidentificationand mitigationKey Considerations for Developing aNational Plan
  10. 10. 10Contingent ImplicationsScenario ImplicationsRobust ImplicationsAcidtestingcurrentstrategyNoGainerNoBrainerNoRegretNew strategydevelopmentprocessDetailedReviewRiskManagementSensorsin theGroundNeeds Under Alternative Futures
  11. 11. Alternative Futures Comparisons1813261523201715138 91737722258999114167123145 5 5 681310 81005101520253035CumulativeScoresMore Important Less Important Same Importance
  12. 12. Alternative Futures ComparisonsNo brainers• Gulf Coastports• North-southcorridors• SoutheasternbordercrossingsNo regrets• Southeasternports andeast-westcorridors• Northwesternbordercrossings• SouthwesternbordercrossingsContingent• Northerneast-westcorridors• NortheasternCoast portsand landborders• West Coastports
  13. 13. What Can Freight Do For Me?It is a major employment industryIt has significant growth potentialIt is a key input for all industriesIt impacts cost of living13
  14. 14. Growth Potential14
  15. 15. Quality JobsMedian Salaries for Various Transportation &Warehousing Occupations» Dispatcher - $45,000» Distribution manager $80,000» Driver (entry to mid level) - $40,000 – $60,000» Distribution center forklift operator- $31,000» Fleet manager - $77,000Intermediate Manufacturing - $35,000Source: www.Salary.com15
  16. 16. Transportation Matters to AllIndustries16
  17. 17. Logistics and Cargo BasedDevelopment OpportunitiesPort centric integrated logistics centers (ILCs)Non-port centric ILCsIndustrial site development17
  18. 18. Integrated Logistics Centers (ILCs)18Inland ports• Port centricIntegrated logistics centers• Non-port centric• Truck/rail transfersIndustrial development• Capitalize on freight transport assets• Combine market access with other attributes
  19. 19. ILCs Driven by Population andIntermodal Terminals19
  20. 20. What Drives an Inland Port/LogisticsPark?Proximity to population centers – 50 million in onetruck day (500 miles)GREAT highway infrastructure – North/south andeast/west connectivityRailroads want to go thereShippers already have distribution centers and/ormarketAvailable land with highway and Class 1 railaccess
  21. 21. Market Access for IndustrialDevelopment21Provides opportunities for rural areasClose proximity to urban population centers butavoids» Congestion» High land costs» Significant community oppositionKey is multimodal transportation access
  22. 22. Positioning for Logistics BasedDevelopment22Approach ExamplesStrategic Transportation Systems GoOHIOFlorida’s Strategic Intermodal SystemGA Statewide Freight and Logistics StudyMS Trade and Transportation SystemTrade Corridor Initiatives I-95 Corridor CoalitionWest Coast Corridor CoalitionNational I-10 Freight CorridorCANAMEXRail Partnerships Heartland CorridorCrescent CorridorNational GatewayCREATERegional Approaches Connecting AppalachiaCentral Florida Regional Goods Mobility PlanSouthern MS Regional Freight Study
  23. 23. Inland Rail Development OpportunitiesThree Scenarios for Southern MS23“Current RegionalIndustries”“Current Regional IndustriesPlus Relocation”“Current Regional IndustriesPlus New RegionalIndustries”Based on growth indemand fromexisting targetindustry clustersBased on growth in demandfrom existing target industryclusters, with some of theseindustries relocating to thesite in order to expandand/or take advantage ofimproved rail accessMajor industrialdevelopment opportunitybased on: a) proximity tothree ports (Gulfport, NewOrleans, Mobile); b) abilityto serve an area fromTennessee to Texas from asingle location; c) access tofour Class I railroads,hinterland markets andgateways; and d) otherlocation advantages.No industrialdevelopmentMedium-scale industrialdevelopmentLarge-scale industrialdevelopment25 + acres rail 25+ acres railUp to 500 acres industrial25+ acres rail500 to 1000 acres industrialNo Port-driven DCs Port-driven DC potentialTBDPort-Driven DC potentialTBD
  24. 24. Screening Factors for IdentifyingPotential Sites for Development24Evaluation Factor ConsiderationsParcel Assemblage Difficulty Number of parcelsOwnershipDevelopment Complexity Degree of “shovel ready”Risks identified & mitigatedSite Size 25+ acres for rail, up to 1000+ acresfor industrialIntermodal Leveraging Capability Recruitment of freight intensiveindustriesEconomic Development RecruitmentPotentialLarge rail served mega-siteProximity to highways, utilities,workforceOrder of Magnitude Cost Land, preparations, infrastructure,opportunity costs
  25. 25. 25Considerations25Increased freight traffic through the region, in theshort term, will most likely be by truckThe economic viability of an intermodal facility issignificantly enhanced by co-locating with otheropportunitiesThe development of sites that can certainlyaccomplish one (Recruitment) and possibly the other(Intermodal) is a logical approach
  26. 26. Site Screening Framework26Intermodal Rail Development
  27. 27. 27Site Evaluation FrameworkIntermodalRailOpportunitiesBusiness Attraction/Expansion Opportunities113030DCBAFE
  28. 28. Take AwayFreight is coming back---economy is recoveringLogistics is essential element of all businessmodels across all industriesProviding efficient access to markets is keySeamless multimodal transportation systembecoming more critical competitive elementFreight flows will change over $50…highlycompetitive28
  29. 29. CONTACT INFO29Paula DowellCambridge Systematicspdowell@camsys.com

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