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

Paul Svindland

STG Logistics


Paul became CEO of STG Logistics in February 2020 bringing an executive vision honed from a decades-long career with both public and privately held companies in the logistics industry. Most recently, Paul served as CEO of Celadon Group, one of North America’s largest asset-based truckload carriers. He served as Chairman and CEO of Farren International, a leading, private-equity backed flatbed trucking company; COO of Pacer International (now STG Intermodal) and led the Transportation and Logistics consulting practice at AlixPartners. Paul spent his early years with Maersk. Paul also serves on the board of PE-backed company, American Trailer Rental Group (ATRG) as well as public company RoadRunner (RRTS). Paul earned a BS degree from Syracuse University and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Sessions With Paul Svindland

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.