F101 | COVID Freight Frenzy: How Goods Movement Changes Now Taking Place Will Rock the post-COVID World 


10:30 am – 12:00 pm

9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/22, 10/29 & 11/5

note schedule change- no class on 10/15

Six Sessions 

This course is offered online via the easy-to-use Zoom program.

Vanished paper products, delayed commercial deliveries and sky-rocketing materials costs, among others, are results of COVID’s disruptive impact on freight supply chains. Why did they occur? How long will they persist? In what ways will commerce be forever changed? These are some of the questions we will explore, after a discussion of supply chain basics – including the role that trucks, trains, planes, and warehouses play in providing freight services. New technologies and management techniques will help businesses meet present and future challenges - and they too will be included in our discussion of the post-COVID distribution. 

Robert James, Esq., holds a JD from Boston College School of Law. He served as Senior Policy and Planning Aide for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the State of New Jersey, and is co-author of Portway, a major freight program for New Jersey supported by three of its governors. He is past president of the New York Transportation Research Forum.


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