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Cargo Chief Co-Founder Abtin Hamidi Joins ‘Disruptor’ Panel at 3PL Summit & Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum

Mountain View, Cal. , June 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cargo Chief Executive Vice President and co-founder Abtin Hamidi will be part of the “Technology in Logistics” speaking series at the 3PL Summit & Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum, held at the Radisson Blu Aqua in Chicago from June 20-22. On Tuesday, June 21, Abtin will participate in the “The Threat of the Disruptors” panel, part one of “Technology-Driven Logistics Start-Ups; Disruptors vs. Enablers Discuss: A Two-Part Series.”

Loadsmart founder Richard Salgado will moderate a panel which includes Abtin, Jett McCandless of project44 and Ben Braverman of Flexport to evaluate the impact of technology on traditional models and debate the potential saturation of the start-up logistics market. The 3PL Summit & Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum is North America’s largest senior-level gathering of logistics and supply chain executives.

“Technology plays a pivotal role in the future of transportation, an industry that’s historically slow to adopt,” said Hamidi. “It’s the responsibility of the ‘disruptive’ technology companies to communicate the advantages to the legacy companies as we work together to help the industry evolve.”

Cargo Chief is a tech-enabled third party logistics provider (3PL) that unlocks hidden transportation capacity by empowering trucking carriers and providing superior service to shippers that was recently named a Red Herring Top 100 award winner. Cargo Chief was founded in 2012 to find inefficiencies in the transportation process and solve shipping capacity problems for hundreds of customers on a daily basis, including multiple Fortune 100 companies.

By making loads available to their network of 500,000+ nationwide trucks, Cargo Chief can source any shipment using patented, proprietary aggregation and machine learning technology. Cargo Chief’s carrier search provides shippers the best capacity options for their loads, instantly. Once the load is out on the road, Cargo Chief’s Cargo Locate® provides real-time, 24/7 on-map location tracking.

3PL Summit & Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum features over 650 senior supply chain and logistics executives in attendance and some of the world’s best speakers. For more information about the Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum, please visit: http://events.eft.com/csco/conference-agenda.php. For more information about the 3PL Summit, please visit: http://events.eft.com/3pl/.

About Cargo Chief
Founded by logistics experts and executives frustrated with transportation inefficiencies, Cargo Chief unlocks hidden carrier capacity with patented, award-winning technology created by the combination of Silicon Valley ingenuity and deep freight industry expertise and relationships. Cargo Chief provides superior logistical services while improving efficiencies for shippers and empowering carriers. Please visit www.CargoChief.com.

Will Haraway Backbeat Marketing william@backbeatmarketing.com 404.593.8320

Source: Cargo Chief