JOC’s Container Shipping Technology Matrix

The Journal of Commerce — With the mushrooming of ocean shipping technology start-ups, it can be easy to lose not only track of entrants, but each of their capabilities and how they plan to aid transport providers, beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) or both. Through extensive research and assistance from industry tech experts, JOC has sought to detail the wave of start-ups and the various clusters emerging, to better show the forces promising to transform containerized supply chains.

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How 9/11 Forced Efficiency Upon Supply Chains

The post-9/11 supply chain has arguably become much more efficient today than it was before the attack, according to Jon Slangerup, Chairman and CEO at American Global Logistics. In identifying shippers – collecting and sharing data in the process – and better understanding the cargo hand-off points, government agencies and industry stakeholders worked together to improve safety without compromising the speedy movement of product. In the sixteen years since 9/11, these gained efficiencies have translated into bottom-line gains, as the cost of shipping as a percentage of a product’s total cost has fallen.

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American Global Logistics COO Blake Shumate To Discuss Future of Container Shipping at FTR Transportation Intelligence Conference

9.6.17—Atlanta, GA: American Global Logistics Chief Operating Officer Blake Shumate will discuss “Shipping in Transition: Crisis in the Container Shipping Sector” as part of a panel at the FTR Transportation Conference 2017 on Sept. 14 at 11:00 AM CT. Shumate will be joined by Dick Craig, President and CEO of MOL (America) Inc.; Bill Doyle, Commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission; and Noel Hacegaba, Managing Director of Commercial Operations at the Port of Long Beach.

FTR is the leader in freight transportation forecasting and analysis, offering a suite of reports and databases which help companies plan for the future. The FTR Conference is the premier transportation forecasting event of the year, with over 70 speakers and panelists, and 450 attendees from all aspects of the freight transportation world. The conference will be held Sept. 12-14 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at Historic Union Station in Indianapolis, Ind.

“While the global container shipping market will likely see overcapacity as a persistent problem for the foreseeable future, the first half of 2017 has seen steady volumes and even more steady rates,” said Blake Shumate, Chief Operating Officer, American Global Logistics. “Disruptions from new alliances, port strikes, or other one-off circumstances continue, but history shows that the industry always bounces back.”

American Global Logistics is one of the fastest-growing and most respected international supply chain and logistics solutions companies in the world. AGL’s technology solutions extend beyond the walls of ocean, air, and domestic transportation services for customers across the globe.

About American Global Logistics

Founded in 2007, American Global Logistics is a specialized supply chain software and services company that provides end-to-end multi-modal transportation solutions, customs brokerage, compliance consultation, carrier allocation management, warehousing, distribution, and advanced purchase order management to select customers. Its proprietary cloud-based technology provides real-time shipment visibility and forecasting, and an accountability-based customer service model allow customers to deliver a consistent experience to their end-users. AGL’s client base represents a broad range of industries including automotive, food, household goods and furniture, and represents some of the US’s largest importers and exporters. Please visit

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AGL Proud to Play a Role in Atlanta’s Growing Role as Logistics Powerhouse

From trucks and trains hauling freight to and from the Port of Savannah to one-hour home deliveries from Amazon warehouses, the movement of goods from one place to another has become big business in metro Atlanta.

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Supply Chain Execs Explain Lessons Learned a Year After Hanjin Disruption

On Aug. 31, 2016, the Hanjin Shipping Co. shut its doors, filing for bankruptcy protection and
kickstarting a series of problems for port authorities, truckers, cargo owners, freight
forwarders and equipment providers to solve on the fly.

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Efficient Customs Procedures Critical to Competitive Success

Creating efficient, compliant trade processes is essential for competing in today’s global economy, yet many
businesses still struggle to gain control over their customs operations.

For example, one large furniture retailer had an entire team devoted to managing the 16,000 containers it imported
annually, but the business lacked a central system to handle paperwork or see shipment status. Employees were
buried in back-and-forth emails, and the business had a 7 percent filing error rate, requiring time-consuming postamendment
entry corrections.


Jon Slangerup’s “Meet the C-Suite” Interview

Former FedEx Canada president moves into UPS backyard as head of Atlanta logistics company. Read newly hired CEO Jon Slangerup’s “Meet the C-Suite” interview in Atlanta Business Chronicle’s weekly column.

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Former POLB Exec Slangerup Aims to Help Shippers, One Supply Chain at a Time.

Jon Slangerup, the former executive director at the Port of Long Beach, is now leading the charge at Atlanta-based American Global Logistics, a cloud-based technology provider focusing on customized and proprietary fourth-party logistics (4PL) technology.

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Former FedEx Canada President Moves into UPS’ Backyard as Head of Atlanta Logistics Company

American Global Logistics announced that Jon Slangerup has been named new Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman of the Board. Jon Slangerup previously served as American Global Logistics Chairman of the Board and has a career that spans more than 30 years in the logistics industry. Slangerup has held numerous leadership positions that include his experience as CEO of the Port of Long Beach- one of the world’s premier seaports and a primary gateway for trans-Pacific trade-as well as the former President of FedEx Canada, the billion-dollar subsidiary of FedEx Corporation.

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Logistics Leader Switches Gears to Tech As CEO of Fast-Growing Supply Chain Software Company

Description: In today’s globalized world, a product might traverse across continents, doing so through multiple modes of transportation, before it reaches the consumer. And where and how it travels matters economically to not just the producer, but the customer: in one study, the logistics costs of delivering a $3.60 box of cereal to the consumer’s table was about $.37, with a net retail profit of only about $.05. Increasingly-complex supply chains require better technology to track, forecast, and optimize the process. Founded in 2007, American Global Logistics (AGL) is a rapidly-growing Atlanta-based company that does just that.

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