• TPMTech
  • February 23 – 24, 2023 | Hilton Long Beach

Caitlin Murphy

Global Gateway Logistics

Founder and CEO

Caitlin Murphy is the Founder and CEO of Global Gateway Logistics, a global freight forwarding and NVOCC firm headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. She received a BSBA in International Business from the University of Missouri and attended Peking University in Beijing. During her 13-year career in domestic and global logistics, Ms. Murphy managed an extensive portfolio of large scale domestic and global logistics projects.

In 2017, Caitlin founded Global Gateway Logistics offering services in global maritime, air, and ground transportation for an array of commodities. Her extensive experience in the logistics industry and firsthand knowledge of global shipping markets and fundamentals have assisted many firms in strategizing their global supply chains. The firm’s mission is to simplify global logistics through a hybrid approach of boutique customer service and technology.

In 2022, Murphy was chosen by Governor Mike Parson for the Missouri Supply Chain Task Force. She was also awarded one of the Most Influential Business Women 2022 by the St. Louis Business Journal.

Caitlin was recently added to the Board of Directors at Plymouth Industrial REIT, Inc. (NYSE: PLYM), a real estate investment trust focused on the acquisition, ownership and management of industrial real estate. She also serves on the board of Camp Circle Star, a nonprofit organization that provides that provides summer camp opportunities for children with disabilities throughout the region. She resides in Saint Louis with her family. 

Sessions With Caitlin Murphy

Friday, 24 February

  • 01:45pm - 02:15pm (PST) / 24/feb/2023 09:45 pm - 24/feb/2023 10:15 pm

    Caught in the Middle: What Forwarders Really Think of Technology Investment

    Being a forwarder can sometimes feel like getting trapped in a room where the walls are closing in. On one side are shippers, customers demanding more services, faster response, and better data day by day. On the other side are asset-based capacity providers, the ones holding the physical space forwarders need to serve shippers. In between, forwarders are expected to be great partners to both the supply and demand side of the industry. All the while, they’re fighting to justify their existence to shippers wanting to control more of their logistics function and fighting to keep at bay asset-based companies that see supply chain management services as higher-margin, capex-free opportunities. Amid that tension, forwarders have a huge array of technologies to consider, from the large legacy providers that still dominate the space to upstarts promising to make operations more efficient and sales opportunities more plentiful. In this session, three forwarders will discuss how they navigate these challenges, and what their technology investment choices mean to shippers and capacity providers.