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

Michael Baumgardt


Senior Vice President-Intermodal

Michael Baumgardt is the Senior Vice President of Intermodal at Schneider, a premier provider of transportation, intermodal and logistics services. In this position, he oversees Schneider’s Intermodal division, including commercial strategy, sales, customer service, network planning and operations.

Previously, Baumgardt was the Vice President of Network Optimization for Schneider’s Intermodal division. Baumgardt started his career with Schneider in 2001 in customer service and has served in many leadership roles across sales, network management and operations.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Science from Denver University.

Sessions With Michael Baumgardt

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.