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

Kate Jostworth


Head of Strategy and Product Development-First Mile, North American Logistics and Services

Currently, the Head of First Mile Strategy and Product Development with Maersk, Kate Jostworth, began her 20 years of diverse transportation experience as a dispatcher of flatbed trucks. During her 17-year tenure with Maersk, Kate has held various leadership roles within terminal operations, capacity management, procurement, and drayage product development across several countries. Her work has been instrumental in building integrated commerical products to support agile supply chain needs.

Kate holds a Master of Science in Supply Chain from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of Science in Logistics from Auburn University. Her recent thesis work with the University of Tennessee focused on network developments to manage a dual fleet of diesel and Class 8 battery electric vehicles. Kate is involved in promoting the power of collective direct giving through the Women Impact Fund and Together Women Rise, aimed at providing grants to empower women and girls in low-income countries. 

Sessions With Kate Jostworth

Tuesday, 26 September

  • 11:45am - 12:30pm (CST) / 26/sep/2023 04:45 pm - 26/sep/2023 05:30 pm

    Inland Market Report: Redrawing the Map

    The inland distribution map changed dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic and is evolving even more rapidly as shippers shift freight among US ports. New distribution points, inland ports, and transportation hubs are emerging, but warehousing and distribution space is still hard to come by, even as inventories are drawn down. The costs of construction have increased alongside interest rates, and zoning restrictions create road (or rail) blocks for companies. How are distribution networks being redrawn in 2023? Where is demand strongest, and where will the hot markets be in 2024?