• TPM24
  • March 3-6, 2024 | Long Beach Convention Center

Shawn Tureman

Norfolk Southern

Director-Intermodal Planning and Automotive Marketing

Shawn Tureman is Vice President Automotive and Intermodal Marketing at Norfolk Southern Corporation, one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Norfolk Southern connects customers to markets and communities to economic opportunity, with safe, reliable, and sustainable shipping solutions. The company’s network spans 22 states, every major container port in the eastern United States, and a majority of the U.S. population and manufacturing base.

Appointed to lead Automotive & Intermodal Marketing in 2021, Tureman is responsible for Norfolk Southern’s business focusing on moving the parts that build automobiles, completed vehicles, and the company’s domestic and international intermodal enterprise.

Tureman joined Norfolk Southern in 1998 in Intermodal Marketing. He has since served as Director Intermodal Yield & Planning, Director Intermodal, Group Vice President Intermodal, and Group Vice President Chemicals.

Tureman earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics & Anthropology from the University of Virginia. He has also earned his Masters in Transport and Maritime Management from the University of Antwerp and his MBA from Old Dominion University.

Sessions With Shawn Tureman

Monday, 4 March

  • 04:10pm - 04:55pm (PST) / 05/mar/2024 12:10 am - 05/mar/2024 12:55 am

    Are the Railroads Ready for the Next Intermodal Surge?

    Now that the cargo volume surge of 2020 to 2022 has passed, the international supply chain has time to pause and examine what went well, what didn’t, and how to adjust for the next upswing. When examining ocean containers moving to inland rail ramps, there could be many changes forthcoming. Norfolk Southern Railway has begun a multi-year effort to convert wheeled terminals into a port-like grounded model and to introduce appointment systems to reduce truck turn times. Union Pacific Railroad is grounding all imports from California into the Global 4 terminal in Joliet and eliminated the no cherry-picking policy. This session will examine how railroads will learn from history as they prepare for the inevitable turnaround and next wave of cargo.