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About Ken

Tennessee, USA

+25 years experience

Ken Eriksen
Ken Eriksen is the head of the Informa Economics IEG Client Advisory and Development Group, directing the group’s efforts in client advisory and development, risk management, consulting and events.
He regularly speaks on commodity, transportation and infrastructure issues, and is an expert witness in transportation, logistics and supply-chain matters.

Ken joined Informa in 2001, leading IEG’s Transportation, Industrials and Energy Services team, and co-leading IEG’s project consulting practice.

Before joining the company, he worked for USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, and for its Agricultural Marketing Service. He also worked as an international longshoreman for the Pacific Maritime Association.

Ken has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agribusiness and agricultural economics from Washington State University.

Analyst Articles

Articles by Ken

  • Energy Impact on Transportation Markets

    Ken Eriksen 25 Jul 2017

    The movement of freight is at high levels across most transportation modes and many sectors. At the same time freight rates are rising on increased demand, tighter fleet capacity, a labor shortage, and higher fuel costs. Fuel costs are impacting company earnings and commodities and product movements, both in the United States and elsewhere including Brazil where a nationwide trucker strike is stalling the economy.

Events Ken is speaking at

20 May 2019


Industry conference

Inland Marine Expo 2019

  • Ken Eriksen

20 Aug 2019



IADI Transportation and Logistics Workshop

  • Ken Eriksen
  • Alan Barrett
  • Chaz Jones
  • Agri commodities
  • Food processing and distribution