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    Who We Are


    About Us

    We Began as an Air Freight Forwarder

    Associated Global Systems was founded in 1958 as Associated Air Freight and operated primarily as a domestic and international air freight forwarder. AGS found a niche in offering highly personalized and flexible services that were otherwise not available by its competitors.

    Early on, the company’s service distinction was bolstered by guaranteeing pickup within 60 minutes, any time of day in the New York area. AGS’ dedication to flexibility, customization to meet customers’ needs and continuance of the highest quality service standards have been a major factor in our success.

    Our mission is to serve our customers as their logistics and transportation partner – worldwide. We lead with service and value for our customers’ supply chain while reducing unnecessary costs, and will do “Whatever It Takes” to meet and exceed their service standards. Our forward focus is to remain flexible and innovative to adapt to ever-changing global market conditions.

    Our History

    62 Years of AGS


    Founded as Associated Air Freight

    Our Network

    Our Network

    Chicago, IL

    800 N Rte. 83
    Wood Dale, IL 60191

    P: 708-304-9880

    Always available, ready to help

    National Call Center

    National Call Center & Online Freight Services



    The National Call Center operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The center is staffed with over 30 experienced, skilled expeditors that are empowered to satisfy any transportation and supply chain requests you might have.


    The Call Center is a single point of contact for:

    • Requesting new service
    • Tracking shipments
    • Rate quotes
    • Providing full service routing options
    • Monitoring daily pickups and deliveries
    • Dedicated customer service available 24x7x365
    • Managing on demand changes/upgrades in service
    • Arranging and confirming changes to delivery requirements
    • Problem resolution
    • Provide all details available for online internet tracking

    Our Partners

    Built With Trust

    Transported Asset Protection Association

    Associated Global Systems is an approved member in the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA). The Transported Asset Protection Association is an association of security professionals and related business partners from various manufacturing and transportation companies who have come together for the purpose of addressing the emerging security threats that are common to the relevant industries. AGS continues to be committed to its high level of service and security standards and welcomes the opportunity to be part of this recognized association in helping to achieve their goals.

    Smartway Transport Partnership

    The Smart Way program is a voluntary partnership program between USEPA and the freight industry designed to implement innovative approaches to reducing the energy and environmental impact of freight transport. AGS is pleased to be a member of the Smart Way Transport Partnership program and will continue to help the industry become more environmentally responsible.

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    Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism

    AGS is a certified member of the C-TPAT program. By participating in the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program, AGS is contributing to the security of our borders and to the continued free flow of international trade.

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