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Universal Logistics Shines at the Certified Transportation Network Conference in Athens

Universal Logistics Shines at the Certified Transportation Network Conference in Athens

Gathering of Global Industry Leaders

The Certified Transportation Network (CTN) Annual General Meeting (AGM) took place in Athens, Greece. The event brought together industry leaders from around the world. Universal Logistics was well represented at the conference by a team including Debbie McGuire, Director of Freight Solutions, Cathy Fong, Director of Freight Pricing, and Mark and Paul Glionna from the Executive team.

Networking and Engagement

The three-day event provided ample networking opportunities. Universal Logistics engaged with over 80 individuals from 49 freight forwarding companies representing 58 countries worldwide. This exchange of ideas underscored the global nature of the freight forwarding industry and the importance of collaboration.

Key Discussions

A key moment of the AGM was a discussion led by Mark and Paul Glionna. They covered critical topics affecting the industry today, including:

  • The evolving dynamics of the post-Covid workplace
  • The integration of Artificial Intelligence in freight forwarding
  • Challenges in air freight security
  • Emerging cyber security threats

Mark Glionna commented, “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.”

Award Recognition

Universal Logistics received a prestigious 2023 “Top Contributor” award for their outstanding business contributions and collaboration with CTN-partner firms. Debbie McGuire emphasized the significance of this recognition, stating, “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.”

Expert Insights

For those seeking ocean or airfreight options and pricing for international shipping, Cathy Fong, Director of Freight Pricing, is the go-to expert at Universal Logistics. Her expertise ensures that clients receive tailored solutions that meet their unique shipping needs.

Leading the Way in Freight Forwarding

Universal Logistics’ active participation in the CTN AGM highlights their leadership in the freight forwarding industry and their commitment to fostering global partnerships and innovation. As the industry navigates the complexities of a rapidly changing world, Universal Logistics continues to set a high standard for excellence and collaboration.


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