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CW Conference: Transportation

Information Goes a Long Way

1:22 PM MST | February 19, 2008 | Esther D’Amico in New Orleans

Chemical shippers are not likely to get a break this year from high freight costs amid higher fuel prices and tighter safety and security regulations, said speakers at CW’s 13th Annual Transportation, Distribution, and Security Conference, held last month in New Orleans. Rail shippers, in particular, face potential double-digit rate hikes, though this does not have to be the case, says Jay Roman, president of energy and rail shipper consulting firm Escalation Consultants (Gaithersburg, MD). Shippers can contest some rate increases, armed with information...

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