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OOCL, Evergreen Top SeaIntel’s Ocean Carrier Reliability Ranking

Supply Chain Dive — If shippers want transparency, chances are they’ll want reliability as well. Port delays, the launch of new alliances and overcapacity-fueled market instability have recently raised questions on carriers’ stability. As a result, shippers are increasingly looking to measure their shipping lines’ reliability, including both financial measures — such as Z-score requests […]

L.A., Long Beach OK Plan to Achieve Zero Emissions on Landside Movements

DC Velocity — The boards of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach late yesterday approved a multi-billion dollar plan to dramatically cut greenhouse gas emissions on cargo moving through the nation’s busiest port complex, steps that include shipping half the goods out of the facility via on-dock rail systems to reduce reliance on […]

The Arc of the Future

DC Velocity — In September 2016, the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), the operator of the containerport of Savannah and the break-bulk and roll-on/roll-off port of Brunswick, announced it would construct an arc-like rail network stretching across the country’s midsection. By building 97,000 feet of track linking the two rail yards at its Garden City container […]

AGL Executives Jon Slangerup and Blake Shumate to Speak at Eye for Transport’s 19th Annual North American Logistics CIO Forum

10.31.17—Atlanta, GA: American Global Logistics Chairman and CEO Jon Slangerup and Chief Operating Officer Blake Shumate will both lead and participate in sessions at Eye for Transport’s 19th annual North American Logistics CIO Forum, held Nov. 7-8 in Austin, Tex. On Nov. 7 at 4:35 p.m. CT, Blake Shumate will discuss how to “Create a […]

What Is the Future of Offshoring?

Supply Chain Dive — As the trend of offshoring continues, supply chain, logistics and operations management professionals must assess ease of outsourcing, effectiveness of the supply chain and risk factors such as potential disruptions and ways to prepare for them. “Nearshoring/offshoring responds naturally to changes and shifts in global manufacturing, based on location, cost and quality,” […]

3PL AGL Cools Igloo’s Supply Chain Pain Points

American Shipper — The cooler manufacturer has increasingly relied on third-party logistics provider American Global Logistics (AGL) the past two years to manage core freight and customs services for the more than 3,000 FEUs of products it ships each year. “When I came on to Igloo, we had seven freight forwarders and six freight brokers,” Carolyn […]

Is Supply Chain Management a ‘Big Company’ Game?

Supply Chain Dive — Does it take large networks and capital resources to have a modern, technology-based supply chain? “The complexities and proportional costs of managing supply chains are not the domain of big companies, but are core to meeting customer expectations and profitability targets for almost every business. Often the smaller the company, the more […]

American Global Logistics Helps Igloo® Maintain a Fresh Supply Chain

10.17.17—Atlanta, GA: Igloo® is the number one cooler manufacturer in the world, with more than 500 products sold at 110,000 retail stores around the world. An Igloo cooler sells literally every 1.6 seconds, so its supply chain must perform with superior efficiency and consistency to support that kind of success. Enter American Global Logistics (AGL), […]

What Drives Supply Chain Innovation

Supply Chain Dive — Five industry infuencers share their thoughts on what drives supply chain innovation. “What continues to drive innovation is the competition for satisfying consumer demand. That demand puts supply chains under continual pressure to lower costs and improve performance – which in turn creates the need and opportunity for continual innovation. Managers who […]

Why the Rise of the 4PL is Good News for Your Business

Supply and Demand Chain Executive — On-demand delivery, trade uncertainties, siloed information. For today’s supply chain managers, the list of concerns is long. Current industry and geopolitical trends are complicating matters further. Companies are juggling more products and suppliers, leaving supply chains increasingly vulnerable to disruption. In the grocery industry alone, the average number of […]