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Universal Logistics attended the Certified Transportation Network conference in Athens, Greece

This year’s Certified Transportation Network (CTN) Annual General Meeting (AGM) took place in Athens, Greece, the historical capital of Europe. Universal Logistics was well represented by Debbie McGuire, Director – Freight Solutions, Cathy Fong, Director – Freight Pricing, and Mark and Paul Glionna from the Executive team.

Throughout the three-day event, Universal met with over 80 individuals from 49 freight forwarding companies representing 58 countries worldwide.

Universal Logistics participates in Certified Transportation Network conference in Athens, Greece - Route Newsletter: May 2024
Group photo of attendees at the CTN AGM in Athens, Greece
Universal Logistics participates in Certified Transportation Network conference in Athens, Greece - Route Newsletter: May 2024
Mark (on the left) & Paul Glionna (on the right) participating in a “fire side” chat during the CTN AGM

Mark and Paul Glionna were speakers for a “fireside” chat with the members, where they discussed various topics related to international trade. These topics included the new reality of the post-Covid workplace, the use of Artificial Intelligence in freight forwarding, air freight security challenges, and cyber security threats. Mark Glionna said, “Although we are all faced with similar challenges, by sharing our experiences, we gain perspective and best practices from professional freight forwarders from all parts of the world – which is a unique and valuable opportunity.”

Universal Logistics participates in Certified Transportation Network conference in Athens, Greece - Route Newsletter: May 2024
Mark Glionna (on the right) accepting the CTN Top Contributor award on behalf of the Universal Logistics team

Universal Logistics was also recognized with a 2023 “Top Contributor” award for business controlled and shared with CTN-partner firms. Debbie McGuire stated, “Knowing our CTN partners and the local knowledge and expertise they contribute to managing our clients’ international freight is an integral part of our success.”

If you require ocean or airfreight options and pricing for international shipping, please contact Cathy Fong, Director – Freight Pricing.

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