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September 6, 2017

American Global Logistics COO Blake Shumate To Discuss Future of Container Shipping at FTR Transport


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.

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