• April 19-21, 2023 | Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Louisiana
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Marco Poisler

UTC Overseas

Chief Operating Officer-Global Energy and Capital Projects

Marco Poisler is a member of UTC’s Global Executive Management Team and Board of Directors. Poisler has played an integral role in UTC’s establishment of strategic Global Energy & Capital Project offices around the world supporting a global supply chain. UTC Overseas specializes in designing tailored transport strategies for over-dimensional, over-weight, and specialized equipment.

Born and raised in Jersey City and in a family passionate about transportation, Poisler went on to study economics at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and complete a Masters in Transportation at SUNY Maritime.

Fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and a working knowledge of Ukrainian, his background has informed and inspired his passion for global logistics and the exciting challenges the job brings him every day.

Sessions With Marco Poisler

Thursday, 20 April

  • 03:00pm - 03:30pm (CST) / 20/apr/2023 08:00 pm - 20/apr/2023 08:30 pm

    Relying on Rail: Managing OOG Scheduling, Equipment, and Labor

    A challenging market segment that requires special care and attention, out-of-gauge rail, or OOG, makes up a small percentage of the railcars that move annually in North America. Railroads can be reluctant to take it on, as OOG rail restricts train speeds and is far more complex to handle than intermodal. The necessary rail clearance and special operations teams often are understaffed, especially in the age of precision railroading, which makes dedicated OOG rail teams on the logistics providers’ side useful and often essential. Potential rail strikes and well-publicized accidents may add to a sense of risk. However, although it takes months of planning, inherent challenges in securing suitable railcars, and other specialized, dedicated resources, there are important pluses to moving OOG by rail. It’s greener, faster, and often far less expensive than over-the-road transport and allows shippers to avoid myriad permitting requirements and infrastructure limitations, especially when moving long distances. This session, led by Journal of Commerce senior editor Bill Cassidy, will discuss the realities of North American OOG rail in 2023.