The introduction of new horizontal drilling technologies has led to explosive growth in the domestic production of crude oil and natural gas, creating new freight flows by different modes of transport, especially impacting the pipeline, rail and maritime sectors. Several significant and dramatic incidents, triggered a study by the Transportation Research Board, which assessed the experience of all the impacted modes. Professor Philip was a member of the TRB Study Committee and will report on its findings, and on his team’s additional work looking more deeply into the safety experience of the maritime sector.
Craig Philip Bio:
Dr. Craig Philip is Research Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Vanderbilt University, and Director of Vanderbilt’s Transportation Center (VECTOR).
Dr. Philip’s research focus includes infrastructure sustainability, and the application of risk management tools to transportation systems, carrier safety management, and transport policy and regulation with a particular focus on Maritime Systems.
Dr. Philip spent 35 years in the rail, intermodal and maritime industries, including Conrail and Southern Pacific Railroads. He joined Ingram in 1982 and from 1999 until 2014 served as President/CEO of Ingram Barge Company, the largest US marine transport carrier. He served as Chairman of multiple Maritime Groups including the AWO, NWC and NWF, was a US Commissioner of PIANC, and Chaired the US Chamber of Commerce’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. He has served on the Executive Committee of the Transportation Research Board and is presently a member of its Marine Board and Resilience Section.
Craig currently serves on the Boards of the ArcBest Corporation (a publicly traded trucking firm); Seamen’s Church Institute, and the Nashville Civic Design Center.
Dr. Philip earned his doctorate in Civil Engineering from MIT and his bachelor’s degree from Princeton, He is a Board Certified member of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
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