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

Keith Crenshaw

Matson Logistics

Vice President, Transportation

Keith Crenshaw is Vice President of Transportation at Matson Logistics, an asset-light multimodal transportation service provider and a subsidiary of Matson, a leading U.S. ocean carrier in the Pacific. He is responsible for operations, sales, procurement, and yield management of Matson’s domestic intermodal and highway brokerage lines of business.

Crenshaw joined Matson in 2004. He was a pivotal contributor in expanding Matson’s domestic repositioning program, launching Matson’s wholesale line of business, establishing Matson’s 53-foot domestic container fleet, and expanding Matson’s cross-border services.

Keith has driven several technology initiatives at Matson including the adoption of fleet telematics, asset management software, load tracking and predictive freight matching software, and key enhancements to the company’s proprietary operating system for transportation brokerage.

Crenshaw holds a Master of Science in Transportation Management with a concentration in Supply Chain Operations from the University of Denver.

Sessions With Keith Crenshaw

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.