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 will join executives including session chair Lawrence J. Gross, President and Founder of Gross Transportation Consulting to discuss “Drayage and Intermodal Rail: Relieving the Choke Points.”
Regarding drayage, Slangerup recently said:
“Today’s level of uncertainty is unmatched in recent years because, in part, BCOs (beneficial cargo owners) are rushing to get ahead of the tariffs on imports from China,” said Slangerup. “The tariffs are having an impact and BCOs are trying to beat the clock.”
On Oct. 30 at 1 PM PT, Slangerup will join executives including Brad Hollister, Co-Founder and CEO of SwanLeap to discuss “Capital Investment: The VC View” in a panel discussion hosted by Journal of Commerce Technology Senior Editor Eric Johnson.
Regarding venture capital, Slangerup recently said:
“VC tends to favor disruptive technology and rapid growth over profitability in the early stages – not just revenue growth but infrastructure development as well. With a focus on hiring talent, developing products and creating scale, the goal is to create critical mass and sustainable profits before the runway ends. It’s a difficult chasm to cross but a proven model, albeit a high risk, high reward one.”
Before joining American Global Logistics in 2017, Slangerup served as CEO of the Port of Long Beach, a primary U.S. gateway moving more than $180 billion a year in trans-Pacific trade. Earlier, he served as President of FedEx Canada.
Headquartered in Atlanta with operations centers in Virginia and North Carolina, AGL is one of the fastest-growing and most respected international supply chain and logistics solutions companies in the world. AGL is a key player in the trans-Pacific trade lanes and is rapidly expanding its reach by ocean and air into the trans-Atlantic and Latin America lanes, serving customers throughout the Americas, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa. The company’s cloud-based technology solutions extend the visibility and global reach of its customers’ multi-modal transportation requirements.
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, furniture, chemicals, raw materials, perishables and consumer goods, and represents some of the world’s largest importers and exporters.
Will Haraway Backbeat Marketing