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Steve Kranig

Im-Ex Global

Vice President and Director of Logistics

Steve started his logistics career in 1999 with The DeLong Company. He has held many positions within the organization. He first started loading food grade containers in Clinton and then help start the first trans-loading operation in Elwood, Illinois. He has also managed a Specialty Grain Elevator and started a container match back program to help lower dray costs. In 2009 he started his own trucking company. In 2015 he started a new company for the DeLong family called IM-EX Global Inc. that operates as an International Freight Forwarder and full-service logistics provider. Steve has been with The DeLong organization for over 20 years and continues to work with the Board of Directors to facilitate growth for generations to come. The DeLong Company is a 110-year-old, multi-generation, family owned, and operated company headquartered in Clinton, Wisconsin with facilities around the United States. They are the 3rd largest container exporter in the U.S.A. according to 2022 JOC numbers.

Sessions With Steve Kranig

Monday, 27 February

  • 04:40pm - 05:25pm (PST) / 28/feb/2023 12:40 am - 28/feb/2023 01:25 am

    The Outbound Supply Chain: Exporters Sound Off on Challenges and Opportunities

    After two years of unprecedented port congestion and inland transportation bottlenecks caused by the 2020-2022 US import surge, exporters of agricultural products and other commodities are reporting fewer delays in moving their shipments from interior locations to seaports now that the import surge has subsided. Equipment availability also is improving, and some exporters report that space on outbound vessels is opening up. Now that carrier on-time performance has improved, congestion at interior rail hubs is diminishing and chassis availability is less of a problem, what lessons did exporters learn during the COVID years that will assist them in collaborating with shipping lines, railroads, and intermodal equipment providers to build mutually beneficial transportation programs? Will the proliferation of near-dock yards for temporary storage of inbound and outbound containers continue to have a positive impact on port fluidity? Also, with the Federal Maritime Commission appearing ready to increase its oversight of ocean and inland transportation, should exporters anticipate expedited responses to their complaints involving detention and demurrage charges? This session, featuring large and small exporters, will answer these and other questions amid the latest new shipping cycle.