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AGL’s Jon Slangerup to Speak at Journal of Commerce’s Inland Distribution and Logistics Technology Conferences

10.18.18—Atlanta, GA: American Global Logistics Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jon Slangerup will participate in speaking panels at two upcoming Journal of Commerce conferences: the Inland Distribution Conference in Oak Brook, Illinois on Oct. 22-23, and at the Logistics Technology Conference in Las Vegas on Oct. 29-30. On Oct. 23 at 4 PM CT, Slangerup […]

What to Look for in Your Supply Chain Partnerships

2018 has been packed with one shakeup after another, leading to one of the most uncertain environments in recent memory for shippers. The biggest headline-grabbers include: Trump’s tariffs. Arguably the biggest supply chain story of the year, the U.S. and China have kept importers on their toes with a barrage of duties. With roughly $250 […]

Global Logistics Renovation: How a U.S. Furniture Maker Rebuilt Its Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain —Thanks to cheap labor, U.S. wood-furniture manufacturers like Bassett Furniture Industries often import their products from Asia — making their logistics providers crucial partners in controlling other expenses. With 100 of its own dedicated stores and contracts with about 600 department stores and independent furniture retailers, not to mention its online sales catalog, Bassett Furniture […]

100 Great Supply Chain Partners of 2018

Supply Chain Brain —A truly great supply chain partner is one who knows precisely which ingredients we need to make our operations successful — and those we can skip. Some partners can tell us, for instance, what technologies we need to deploy, when to implement and how to upgrade. Others can advise who to contract for […]

AGL Named as One of Global Trade’s 50 Leading 3PLs of 2018

Global Trade —Napoleon Bonaparte once said, “If you want a thing done well, do it yourself,” but the French statesman didn’t have to deal with his own in-house supply chain management, either. The technology investment, the workers, the warehouse space—doing it yourself may seem like a good idea at first, but it can easily become so […]

The Right Strategic Relationships Are Key to Optimizing Successful Supply Chains

The Loadstar — As the needs of supply chain managers change, many are also finding their supply chain relationships very different from those of a few years ago. Between shrinking delivery timelines, the demands of omnichannel fulfilment and global trade uncertainties, managing a modern supply chain is more complex than ever. Recent US-Chinese tariffs have many supply […]

Customs Brokerage Updates

Please take note of the following recent announcements related to Customs Brokerage on imports: As per a statement issued by The White House on September 17, President Trump has advised the office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to move forward with the implementation of a tariff increase of 10% on $200 billion worth […]

Flexport’s Ascent Raises Valuation and Volume Questions

JOC.com — In an international logistics sector awash in start-up technology providers, San Francisco-based forwarder Flexport is the undisputed rockstar. Looking at one specific metric — venture capital raised — Flexport is in a category by itself, having raised $304 million since its founding in 2013, according to Crunchbase, a technology funding database. That’s nearly triple the amount […]

Prepping for a “Perfect Storm” This Peak Season

Peak season typically begins toward the end of summer, reaching its height during Golden Week in October as businesses work to get their goods in hand before the holidays. But thanks to a perfect storm of factors, shippers have been facing peak-like conditions for months – and the current environment is poised to become even […]

Q4 2018 Bunker Adjustment Factor

Please be aware that carriers are expected to increase BAF (bunker adjustment factor) for trans-Pacific Eastbound ocean freight for the fourth quarter of 2018. With trans-Pacific Eastbound contracts heavily negotiated in the first quarter of the year, carriers generally implement initial BAF amounts that they feel will dampen the effect of expected spikes and drops […]