Register today for the FREE GKM WI Virtual TEU Intermodal Forum. Learn how a supply chain professional, from one of the largest importers of finished goods in Wisconsin, addressed the region’s congested rail system, excessive charges for TEU relocation and storage, and inventory management.

Also learn how the Manager of Global Logistics and Trade Compliance, on-boarded the WI TEU Platform in 2016 to manage imports, increase viability, deconsolidate TEUs’s at the WI International Process Center, located in Joliet, IL. After the container is processed, goods are transferred to a 53′ trailer for transport to Sheboygan, WI. Products are palletized and positioned for immediate inventory placement upon arrival. Also, learn how the WI TEU Platform helped Vollrath replace their private fleet with the asset-based carrier that serves as COC for the WI TEU Platform.

Registration is required to receive an access code for the Webinar. Space is limited. Registration will close after virtual capacity is reached.


When research began for the WI TEU Platform in 2014, Fred Monique from Advance in Green Bay, provided two documents. The Brown County White Paper and Research, authored by, CFIRE, University of Wisconsin Madison. GKM WI also gathered data and created a series of inter-woven Silos that if successful, could provide short and long-term solutions for TEU Intermodal services to and from Chicago. In 2015, the WI Platform was written and received copyrights from the US Trademark Office. On October 16, 2015, GKM WI conducted the first pilot in Illinois and as of January 2024, the following has occurred with the WI Circuitous Platform.

  1. Retention by users of the WI Platform is 100%. From 2013- 2023, GKM WI management analyzed 10 years of linear and non-linear data, to integrate the final piece of the Schematic Design’s Circuitous Flow Model. With results for Imports quantified, attention turned to using the same model for companies that export. Key outcomes include but aren’t limited to; elimination of Chassis Split, Pre-Pull, Drop, Overweight, Storage, Limited Access, Additional Drop, and TEU Termination (Demurrage) fees, and inventory management.
  2. Importers receive product on pallets per their specifications and configurations. When Midwest trailers arrive, product is off-loaded and ready to be placed in inventory placement.
  3. Exporters have the same advantage. Product is loaded on pallets and transported to the GKM WI International TEU Center in Joliet for processing, transfer to container and transported to the rail port.
  4. Exporters can request Midwest Carriers to drop equipment for loading.
  5. Intermode-Direct© officially launched on January 1, 2024.
  6. In addition to designated equipment for Intermode-Direct©, the model also has a new service process center in Fox Valley to integrate with the International TEU Process Center in Joliet, IL. In the Spring of 2023, Midwest Carriers, Kaukauna, broke ground on a multi-purpose warehouse campus a few miles south of Kaukauna. The facility will open in April 2024.

The virtual forum is on Friday, February 23, 2024, from 10:00 AM until 11:30 AM. The event is free to attend but pre-registration is required. A registration confirmation will sent via email. An event access code will be sent via email the week of 2/20/24.

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