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Conference Recap: Railport Operators Conference

Released September 13, 2017 Event

UPDS employees and railport operators enjoy time together at the UPDS Railport Operators Conference.
UPDS employees and railport operators enjoy time together at the UPDS Railport Operators Conference.

At UPDS, transloaders aren’t vendors — they are critical partners in our network. That’s especially true for those who operate our railport facilities. In honor of these hardworking partners, we recently held a conference specifically for railport operators so we could spend some quality time together and ultimately better serve our customers.

The theme of the conference was “Building Long-Term Partnerships Together,” and the topics supporting this theme included:

  • Safety — How can operators adopt our Courage to Care safety approach and hold Safety Stand Downs at their operations?
  • Quality — What standards should operators follow to be best-in-class?
  • Growing together — How can we leverage each other’s networks to grow our respective facilities?
  • Railport growth — What plans are ahead for UPDS railports and how can operators play a role?
  • Speed to market — How can we serve more customers, faster?

Operators also had the opportunity to present on their individual businesses so we could learn more about each other. By sharing their expertise with specific commodities, attendees identified ways to partner together and grow their networks.

Of course, the conference wouldn’t be complete without a little fun, too. UPDS employees and railport operators also took time to bond during activities like fishing, skeet shooting, golf and of course some very fine dining!

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