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

Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — 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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