• Inland Distribution
  • September 30 - October 2, 2024 | The Westin Chicago River North

Paul Bingham

S&P Global

Director-Global Intelligence and Analytics

Paul Bingham is Director, Transportation Consulting, Economics and Country Risk in S&P Global Market Intelligence. He has 30 years of experience managing economic analysis and forecasting of freight transportation markets for shippers, carriers, and investors and public agencies. This work includes applications of the company’s Transearch modal commodity flow data and forecasts, which includes a focus on intermodal rail as well the LTL. Truckload and private segments of the trucking industry. As a management consultant he has advised companies on freight market potential involving competitiveness analysis and employed scenario modeling to quantify sensitivity to risks in forecasts. He is national thought leader in freight transportation as a three-term member of the U.S. Federal Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness, past Co-Chair of the National Academies of Sciences Transportation Research Board (TRB) Task Force on Value of Transportation Infrastructure and former Chair of the TRB Freight Systems Group. 

Sessions With Paul Bingham

Tuesday, 26 September

  • 08:45am - 09:30am (CST) / 26/sep/2023 01:45 pm - 26/sep/2023 02:30 pm

    North American Freight and Economic Outlook

    The US freight economy took a harder hit than the broader US economy in the past year, with manufacturing contraction, bloated inventories, and lower imports contributing to a freight recession —even though the US to date has avoided a broader economic recession. A recovery is coming, though it’s not clear how strong it will be or when it will arrive. Factors such as inflation, interest rates, housing demand and consumer confidence all cloud the picture as the US heads toward a presidential election year. This session, featuring a panel of experts who will draw on a wealth of data, will look deeply into what’s driving the US economy, freight demand, transportation capacity, and pricing as we plan for 2024.