• Inland Distribution
  • September 25- 27, 2023 | The Westin Chicago River North

Anthony Apa

Mark-It Express


Tony Jr grew up in the transportation industry working for the family business. When he was old enough to drive he was given a job working in the warehouse loading and unloading trucks. Then when he turned 18, he obtained his CDL license and started to drive straight trucks on regional delivery routes for some house accounts such as Temple Inland and US Food Service. Tony then went off to college at Western Michigan University where he walked on to the football team and later earned a scholarship. Tony obtained a degree in Integrated Supply Matrix Management. This was a cross degree between the business school and the engineering school with an emphasis on supply chain, logistics, and process improvement management. After college, Tony went to work inside the office of the family business. He started out as a dispatcher working his way up to Vice President helping the company grow revenue 400% in 4 years. He then helped construct the deal that led to the sale of Fore Transportation INC. After the sale, he took a position as Branch Manager for the Chicago office of Roadlink USA, the nation’s largest Intermodal Drayage provider. After working for Roadlink for about 8 months, he realized that working in the corporate environment is not where he fit. He started the Mark-It Express Group of companies in March 2009.  

Sessions With Anthony Apa

Tuesday, 26 September

  • 02:15pm - 02:45pm (CST) / 26/sep/2023 07:15 pm - 26/sep/2023 07:45 pm

    Inland Think Tank: Chicago

    Inland Think Tanks provide an opportunity for attendees to participate in an informal, roundtable-like setting to discuss international intermodal, also known as IPI. It’s also an opportunity for shippers, truckers, railroads, and chassis lessors to meet in a single space to discuss hyperlocal issues — in this case, Chicago — and build new relationships. While our 30-minute think tanks have moderators, attendees should come prepared to share their experiences on IPI. The think tanks will focus on preparing now for the next rebound in ocean container volume. What lessons can be learned from the last two years that can be applied to the future? How can all stakeholders accept their role in supply chain congestion 2021 and 2022, learn from it, and adjust? And what are the realistic and unrealistic expectations for fluidity in the supply chain when volumes rebound? These think tanks will explore these questions with the participation and interaction of conference attendees.