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As Global Spend on IT Rockets, so will its Disruptive Impact on Logistics

The Loadstar —Disruption to logistics from technology is only beginning – its impact will increase as more investment pours into the industry. According to a new study produced jointly by American Global Logistics and Logistics Trends & Insights, global spend on logistics IT will rise to $87.8bn by 2022, up 17% from the outlay in 2017. […]

American Global Logistics CMO Tania Garcia Takes Home the Bronze for Female Transportation Executive of the Year

11.27.18—Atlanta, GA: The 15th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business honored American Global Logistics (AGL) Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Tania Garcia with the Bronze for Female Transportation Executive of the Year. Garcia oversees all aspects of marketing and communications, helping drive sustainable growth and establish AGL as a trusted advisor to customers […]

AGL CEO: Visibility Next Year’s Goal, Adaptability and Automation Three-year Outlook

FreightWaves — Overall supply chain and logistics tech spending will rise to a whopping $87.8 billion over the next three years. That’s according to new research from Logistics Trends & Insights and American Global Logistics (AGL). The study results show that U.S. companies will spend more than $2.5 billion in disruptive logistics and supply chain technologies […]

U.S. Companies to Spend More Than $2.5B in Disruptive Logistics and Supply Chain Technology By 2022

11.15.18—Atlanta, GA: New research from Logistics Trends & Insights and American Global Logistics (AGL) projects that U.S. companies will spend more than $2.5 billion in disruptive logistics and supply chain technologies by 2022. Overall supply chain and logistics technology spending will rise to $87.8 billion. The report, “Supply Chain Technology Investment Outlook” (download here) explores the […]

Shipper Benefit from Logistics Start-Up Funding Boom Murky

JOC.com—The amount of venture capital (VC) investment entering the freight logistics market is eyepopping, but it’s still unclear to what extent trumpeted software innovation is trickling down to shippers’ containerized supply chains. According to research earlier in 2018 from the strategic consultants Simon-Kucher, more than $2 billion has been invested in logistic technology startups globally, […]

Managing Traffic Congestion Around Atlanta’s ‘Gateway to the World’

Supply Chain Dive — For 20 years and counting, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) has worn the badge of honor of busiest airport in the world. About 275,000 passengers traverse the airport each day, and nearly 650,000 metric tons of cargo and mail passed through the facility in 2016. “It is a major gateway to the world […]

What’s Next for Supply Chain Tech?

From floods to hurricanes to historically high ocean rates, 2018 has dealt one challenge after another to supply chain professionals. In our recent infographic, we broke down the stories making headlines and causing turmoil for shippers this year, including: April 1’s ELD mandate, which led to a reported drop in productivity for 83 percent of […]

Trans-Pacific Ocean Spot Rates

As noted in previous Industry Updates, please be aware that the Trans-Pacific Ocean spot rate market continues to rise, leading to expectations of a general rate increase (GRI) on imports from Asia later this week. Both the anticipated GRI and increase in spot rates, which have now reached their highest level in the past five […]

Tech Holds Promise for Logistics, but Patience Required

JOC.com—Unquestionably, a wave of technology innovation is rolling across the transportation and logistics space, forcing literally every firm to take a hard look not just at technology but where the impact leaves it competitively. And, ultimately, that is what all this change amounts to: who will be best positioned to profitably offer the services customers […]