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

Kristina Deprey

Paper Transport

Director-Intermodal Logistics

Currently the Director of Intermodal Logistics at Paper Transport, Kristina Deprey began her 17 years of diverse transportation experience at Schneider. Starting in customer service she held many leadership roles within sales, network management, and operations in both the Intermodal and Bulk Chemical sectors. Kristina joined Paper Transport’s Intermodal Division in December 2020, taking on the director role in April 2022.

Kristina is a University of Wisconsin-Green Bay graduate with a Bachelor of Psychology degree. She is a previous participant in the Greater Green Bay Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Program and now acts as a member of its steering committee. Doing so allows her to give back to the community while fulfilling one of her greater joys, growing and developing new leaders and talent.   

Sessions With Kristina Deprey

Tuesday, 26 September

  • 03:15pm - 03:45pm (CST) / 26/sep/2023 08:15 pm - 26/sep/2023 08:45 pm

    Domestic Intermodal Pricing — What You're Getting for Your Dollar

    The Journal of Commerce Intermodal Savings Index is showing that 2023 is the year of the shipper. Pricing power was in their corner during contract negotiations in the first and second quarters. Cheap truckload rates provided stiff competition to intermodal providers on lanes less than 1,200 miles. Trucks were cheaper than trains on several key lanes, making it difficult for intermodal providers to keep volume. On long hauls, particularly out of Los Angeles, asset-owning intermodal providers who brought in more than 37,000 new boxes in 2022 jockeyed for market share by slashing rates to manage their container glut. Non-asset intermodal providers struggled to fend off trucking and asset-owning competitors without significant sacrifice to margins. This session will explore whether any peak season has materialized, its impact on rates, and a look ahead to whether the scales will tip back toward carriers in 2024.