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

Johnny Curiel

J.B. Hunt Transport Services

Vice President-Mexico Services

Johnny Curiel is Vice President of Mexico Services at J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. Throughout his 17-year career with the company, Johnny has served in multiple organizations including operations, customer experience, pricing and sales. He currently leads the strategic expansion of J.B. Hunt’s sales and operations footprint in Mexico, including interests in Laredo, Texas, and Queretaro, Mexico. Johnny served on the board of directors for the Mexican Association of Intermodal Transportation (Asociacion Mexicana del Transporte Intermodal/AMTI) for three years. He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and earned his master’s degree in transportation management from the University of Denver.

Sessions With Johnny Curiel

Wednesday, 27 September

  • 09:10am - 09:45am (CST) / 27/sep/2023 02:10 pm - 27/sep/2023 02:45 pm

    The New Landscape for Cross-Border Intermodal

    In April, Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern officially combined to form CPKC. The newly merged railroad wasted no time in providing new intermodal options to shippers: launching a daily train from central Mexico to Chicago in partnership with Schneider National and Swift Intermodal. In response, Canadian National, Ferromex, and Union Pacific announced a joint service called Falcon Premium connecting Mexico with Detroit and Canada, interchanging in Eagle Pass, Texas, and Chicago. The BNSF-J.B. Hunt option also remains firmly in the mix given that J.B. Hunt owns more containers than any other domestic intermodal provider. This session will explore the options available to shippers who might be considering near-shoring to Mexico, and what investments are being made to provide a reliable and cost-competitive alternative to trucking on cross-border freight.