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Homoola Launches Road Freight Load-Matching in Saudi Arabia

 New service uses technology to bring efficiency to trucking market

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – July 3, 2018 Homoola today announced the formal launch of its digital load-matching service in Saudi Arabia, where it will bring new efficiency to road freight by using technology to pair shippers and trucking companies.

Homoola’s load-matching technology addresses the pain points felt by both shippers and carriers.  It gives shippers access to capacity at times of peak demand and allows them to optimize the efficiency of their shipments at other times. Homoola prevents carriers from driving empty miles or sitting idle waiting for cargo. Agility is a key investor in Homoola.

Ziyad Al Homaid, Homoola co-founder and CEO said, “Homoola’s goal is to build a platform matching multiple carriers and drivers, based on cost, quality of service and terms of payment.”

Homoola has been operating in Saudi Arabia since January. Its platform gives trucking companies, including smaller carriers, access to a larger pool of customers and allows them to make more efficient use of their fleets. Shippers can select from among multiple trucking options that meet their standards for quality and consistency.

The development of Homoola is consistent with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 economic objectives. Among the goals outlined as part of Vision 2030, the Saudi government seeks to diversify the economy, grow the private sector, create new jobs, improve its competitiveness, become a logistics leader, increase non-oil exports, and draw foreign investment.

“Homoola allows logistics and trade to be conducted more efficiently and effectively – in keeping with the Kingdom’s 2030 vision,” Al Homaid said.

Asim Al Rajhi, Homoola co-founder and COO, said: “The surge of transactions delivered to customers over the past few months reflects the market’s demand for Homoola. Our customers are telling us that they like the real-time and accurate updates on pricing, and also the ability to track their goods at all times.”

Agility Ventures, the corporate venture arm of global logistics giant Agility, is a key investor in Homoola and has worked closely with the Homoola team on the platform’s development and operational launch. Agility Ventures partners with promising startups that are championing technologies that can help build faster, more secure and more sustainable supply chains. Agility Ventures has invested in digital start-ups that bring new efficiency to e-commerce fulfillment and last-mile delivery for businesses and consumers.

Henadi Al-Saleh, Chairperson of Agility and Head of Agility Ventures, said: “Customer expectations and demands are constantly changing, as are their operating models. Homoola will offer a real-time view of fleets, as well as insights into market supply and demand in the region. Agility will continue to innovate in partnership with startups like Homoola.”

For more information about Homoola, visit https://www.homoola.com/

About Agility

Agility is one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics. It is a publicly traded company with more than $4.6 billion in revenue and more than 22,000 employees in over 500 offices across 100 countries. Agility Global Integrated Logistics (GIL) provides supply chain solutions to meet traditional and complex customer needs. GIL offers air, ocean and road freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution, and specialized services in project logistics, fairs and events, and chemicals. Agility’s Infrastructure group of companies manages industrial real estate and offers logistics-related services, including customs digitization, waste management and recycling, aviation and ground-handling services, support to governments and ministries of defense, remote infrastructure and life support.

For more information about Agility, visit Agility.com

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Agility Opens New Warehouse in Sweden

Facility aimed at fashion, retail customers more than doubles Agility’s space

GOTHENBURG, Sweden – June 28, 2018 – Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has opened a new, 21,000-square-meter warehouse in Gothenburg, Sweden, increasing total space in the country to 45,000 square meters.

The new warehouse will primarily serve fashion and retail customers, while Agility’s second warehouse, also located in Gothenburg, will continue to serve industrial manufacturing customers.

The new facility has 36 ports, allowing for a steady flow of containers, and has a railway line that runs directly into the facility. The line is connected to the main train system, making it possible for Agility to handle track-bound cargo directly. The new warehouse also features 30,000 square meters of ground suitable for reloading and storing containers and trailers.

In addition to warehousing space, the facility is also suitable for hub activities and terminal handling. With a dedicated 2,000-square-meter area for pick-and-pack services, the warehouse is well-suited for fashion and retail customers.

Mats Nordin, Managing Director for Agility Area Nordic, said, “With this new facility, we are able to continue expanding our service offerings to our air, ocean and road freight customers in Sweden, as well as in Denmark, Norway and Finland. We are committed to providing our customers with the highest level of services, and are well-placed to help organizations with their logistics requirements.”

About Agility

Agility brings efficiency to supply chains in some of the globe’s most challenging environments, offering unmatched personal service, a global footprint and customized capabilities in developed and developing economies alike. Agility is one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics. It is a publicly traded company with more than $4.6 billion in revenue and more than 22,000 employees in over 500 offices across 100 countries. Agility’s core commercial business, Global Integrated Logistics (GIL), provides supply chain solutions to meet traditional and complex customer needs. GIL offers air, ocean and road freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution, and specialized services in project logistics, fairs and events, and chemicals. Agility’s Infrastructure group of companies manages industrial real estate and offers logistics-related services, including e-government customs optimization and consulting, waste management and recycling, aviation and ground-handling services, support to governments and ministries of defense, remote infrastructure and life support.

For more information about Agility, visit www.agility.com

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Suez Canal Economic Zone, Agility Agree to Develop East Port Said Logistics Hub

CAIRO, Egypt – 26 June 2018 – Admiral Mohab Mamish, Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority and Chairman of the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZONE), along with Mr. Tarek Sultan, Vice Chairman and CEO of Agility, a leading global logistics provider, today signed a Protocol of Cooperation, establishing a logistics center in East Port Said, one of the most important strategic sites on the Mediterranean Sea.

Under this protocol, Agility will develop a hub with international standard logistics infrastructure to enhance the importing and warehousing of raw materials, as well as the export and distribution of intermediate and final goods through the Suez Canal Ports.​ The logistics hub is part of the current expansion of East Port Said.

The company will also provide world-class solutions for Egyptian customs, including the modernization and automation of the customs processes. This will improve the speed at which commodities are moved and strengthen the supply chain in a fast and secure manner. These improvements, in turn, will help decrease supply chain costs for the industrial operations across the various areas of the economic zone.

“The establishment of the East Port Said project is in line with the Egypt 2030 Vision. It also achieves Egypt’s development goals in creating an integrated sustainable economic growth through the creation of new job opportunities and enhancing Suez Canal Zone status as a commercial and industrial hub.” Admiral Mohab Mamish said

Admiral Mamish added that the protocol of cooperation with Agility is one of the significant steps in the Economic Zone’s development plan, and particularly the development of East Port Said, noting that Agility is one of the world’s largest logistics companies operating in the Arab region.

The Chairman of the Suez Canal Economic Zone announced that the protocol aims to study the investment in the development and marketing of both the logistics and industrial areas. It also includes the development of a ‘green’ logistics hub for value-added services, in addition to applying advanced customs technology solutions that facilitate trade.

Mr. Tarek Sultan, Vice Chairman and CEO of Agility said, “Egypt’s prominent location allows access to strong regional markets and trade routes, making it an ideal site for a regional distribution hub. Given the global demand for access and presence in the continent, Agility has continuously invested in Africa. Establishing an integrated industrial and logistics hub in partnership with SCZone, as well as providing modernized, automated customers services, matches Agility’s Africa strategy and further highlights Egypt’s role as a key regional player.”

“Being present in the Suez Canal Economic Zone and, in particular, working in the East Port Said area will give companies access to world-class infrastructure as well as fast, easy and efficient logistics and customs services in terms of time and cost,” added Sultan.

Admiral Abd El Kader Darwish, Vice Chairman of the Suez Canal Economic Zone for the Northern Sector, said that the establishment of a logistics center in East Port Said is set to provide logistical and technological solutions for investors in the region. It will also provide a secure electronic customs system to facilitate the movement of goods in a safe manner that will in turn contribute to more job opportunities in East Port Said.

Darwish added that the protocol also includes studying the possibility of establishing a company between the Economic Authority and Agility. He pointed out the two-phase implementation plan between the two parties includes a first phase to prepare the feasibility studies for the development of a logistics center and the provision of customs technology services for period of eight (8) months.

The second phase includes the preparation of the detailed master plan for the logistics center and its stages, as well as a detailed technical and financial studies to provide technology services for a period of six (6) months. Then the  third phase will include the establishment of the joint company in a period of six (6) months.

In Egypt, Agility manages 43,000 sqm of warehouse space and 30,000 sqm of open yard storage. In 6th October City, the company manages more than 60,000 pallet positions with material handling lifts capable of transferring goods to 67 loading docks. Agility offers superior solutions across Egypt to move time-sensitive cargo and online tracking of goods transported overland or through major air and sea ports through the company’s port of call license which gives it a status equivalent to shipping agencies.

About Agility

Agility is one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics. It is a publicly traded company with more than $4.6 billion in revenue and more than 22,000 employees in over 500 offices across 100 countries. Agility Global Integrated Logistics (GIL) provides supply chain solutions to meet traditional and complex customer needs. GIL offers air, ocean and road freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution, and specialized services in project logistics, fairs and events, and chemicals. Agility’s Infrastructure group of companies manages industrial real estate and offers logistics-related services, including customs digitization, waste management and recycling, aviation and ground-handling services, support to governments and ministries of defense, remote infrastructure and life support.

For more information about Agility, visit Agility.com
Twitter: twitter.com/agility
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/agility
YouTube: youtube.com/user/agilitycorp

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Cummins Selects Agility Warehouse Park in Ghana for Regional DC

ACCRA, Ghana – May 16, 2018 – Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has leased warehouse space in the Agility Warehouse Park in Ghana to Cummins for a new West African Distribution Center.

Cummins, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of diesel engines, generators, filtration and associated engine components, will use the facility to stock and distribute a range of over 10,000 spare parts for Cummins operations across West Africa.

Cummins joins other multinationals and small and medium-sized Ghanaian companies that have chosen the Agility Warehouse Park at Tema because its secure, convenient location provides international standard warehousing and services for their West African operations.

Location was a significant factor in Cummins’ selection. The Agility park is eight kilometers from Ghana’s main seaport and is adjacent to the Aflao highway connecting Ghana to Ivory Coast, Togo, Benin, and Nigeria.

Felix Bani, Cummins Operations Manager – Central Supply Chain Operations (CSCO), said: “Product distribution can be fast-tracked, either by road, sea or air. By choosing the Agility Warehouse Park, Cummins has addressed one of the biggest constraints to companies doing business in West Africa – the lack of quality infrastructure.”

Bani said Cummins was also attracted to the facility because it meets international environmental standards and features eco-friendly construction materials. Agility used energy efficient roof and side insulated panels; wind-driven roof fans; skylights for natural lighting; LED and energy-saving bulbs; and solar-powered streetlights. The site will recycle paper, plastic, metal, and carton waste. It provides eco-friendly waste management services and carbon footprint reporting.

The Agility Warehouse Park in Ghana is part of a network of international standard warehouse parks that Agility is funding and developing across key markets in Africa to support the development of domestic and regional trade.

Geoffrey White, CEO Agility Africa, said, “We believe that the provision of international standard warehouses in Africa for storage, distribution and light manufacturing is one of the fundamental building blocks necessary for economic growth. The Agility Warehouse Parks enable companies, whether multinationals such as Cummins, or small and medium enterprises, to access quality infrastructure easily, quickly and cost effectively.”

 

About Agility
Agility is one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics. It is a publicly traded company with more than $4.6 billion in revenue and more than 22,000 employees in over 500 offices across 100 countries. Agility Global Integrated Logistics (GIL) provides supply chain solutions to meet traditional and complex customer needs. GIL offers air, ocean and road freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution, and specialized services in project logistics, fairs and events, and chemicals. Agility’s Infrastructure group of companies manages industrial real estate and offers logistics-related services, including customs digitization, waste management and recycling, aviation and ground-handling services, support to governments and ministries of defense, remote infrastructure and life support.

 

For more information about Agility, visit www.agility.com

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About Cummins Inc.

Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business segments that design, manufacture, distribute and service a broad portfolio of power solutions. The company’s products range from diesel and natural gas engines to hybrid and electric platforms, as well as related technologies, including battery systems, fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (U.S.A.), since its founding in 1919, Cummins currently employs approximately 58,600 people committed to powering a more prosperous world. Cummins serves customers in about 190 countries and territories through a network of some 500 company-owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 7,500 dealer locations. Cummins earned $1 billion on sales of $20.4 billion in 2017. Press releases can be found on the Web at www.cummins.com. Follow Cummins on Twitter at www.twitter.com/cummins and on YouTube at www.youtube.com/cumminsinc.

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Agility Egypt Activates Shipping Agent License

Agility Egypt is pleased to announce a range of new solutions to customers shipping from, to, or transiting in Egyptian ports. New shipping services include:

  • Vessel chartering for all types of cargo
  • Port call and protective agent covering all Egyptian ports
  • Fully authorized Shipping Agent
  • Handling and all husbandry services
  • Suez Canal transits agent services

For more information, please contact the Agility shipping team at AgilityEgyptShipping@agility.com.

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Small, Mid-Size Companies See Tech Driving Their Trade Growth

Small and medium-size businesses that have struggled for equal footing in the global economy are increasingly looking to cross-border trade for growth, seeing technology as a way past obstacles in shipping and compliance, according to new research from Shipa Freight. [Read more]

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Two Agility Branches in the Netherlands receive GDP certification

We are pleased to announce that Agility Amsterdam and Rotterdam have been awarded with the Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification.

The certification was carried out by AJA Registrars Europe, a worldwide operating registration company accredited by UK Accreditation Service as an independent third-party assessor.

The GDP deals with the guidelines for the proper distribution of medicinal products for human use. GDP is a quality warranty system, which includes strict requirements for the purchase, receiving, storage and transportation of medicines intended for human consumption.

For more information about Agility’s Life Science services, please visit www.agility.com/pharma.

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Agility Launches New Online Forwarding Platform Shipa Freight™

Agility today announced Shipa Freight, the first fully integrated online freight service that allows users to get rate quotes and book, pay and track ocean and air shipments around the world. Shipa Freight provides instant, no-obligation rate quotes from the countries that account for 95% of global trade and allows users to manage their international shipments with a simple, easy-to-use tool accessible by desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile app. [Read more]

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Agility Wins Prestigious Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award

Award Recognizes Business Excellence and Best Practices in the UAE

ABU DHABI, UAE – April 04, 2018 Agility, a leading global logistics provider, received the Silver Award for business excellence at the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award (SKEA), held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

The award was presented to Agility at a ceremony held at the Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi. Agility Abu Dhabi was recognized for its excellence in quality and innovative offerings to its logistics customers. Agility has adapted world-class practices based on the European Foundation of Quality Management (EFQM) model that promotes business excellence and facilitates continuous improvement. Present at the ceremony were His Highness Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court and member of the Executive Council, and other senior officials.

Bassel El Dabbagh, CEO, Agility Abu Dhabi, said, “Being recognized for the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award is testament to our unflinching commitment to quality of services and furthering best practices in the sector. The award recognizes the innovation offered by Agility, which promotes business excellence and facilitates continuous improvement. It also underscores our contribution to the logistics industry, to supply chain infrastructure in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and to the economy of the UAE.”

Established in 1999, the SKEA recognizes companies across a range of categories and is fully aligned with international best practices. It has been designed with the goal of providing support to the large business community in the country and is awarded to both government and private-sector enterprises. The prestigious award, an initiative of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry, aims to actively promoting a culture of continuous improvement and enhancement of competitiveness within the business sector in the UAE. Companies are measured by results, customer focus, leadership, talent development, continuous learning, innovation, partnership development and public responsibility.

In Abu Dhabi, Agility provides logistics and freight forwarding services including air, ocean and land, warehousing and distribution, cross-border trucking, customs clearance, project logistics, chemical logistics, and fairs and events logistics. It caters to the oil and gas industry, and the agricultural, chemical, defense and healthcare sectors.

Photo Caption: Bassel El Dabbagh, CEO, Agility Abu Dhabi, receives the award from His Highness Hamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court.

About Agility

Agility brings efficiency to supply chains in some of the globe’s most challenging environments, offering unmatched personal service, a global footprint and customized capabilities in developed and developing economies alike. Agility is one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics. It is a publicly traded company with more than $4.6 billion in revenue and more than 22,000 employees in over 500 offices across 100 countries. Agility’s core commercial business, Global Integrated Logistics (GIL), provides supply chain solutions to meet traditional and complex customer needs. GIL offers air, ocean and road freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution, and specialized services in project logistics, fairs and events, and chemicals. Agility’s Infrastructure group of companies manages industrial real estate and offers logistics-related services, including e-government customs optimization and consulting, waste management and recycling, aviation and ground-handling services, support to governments and ministries of defense, remote infrastructure and life support.

For more information about Agility, visit Agility.com
Twitter: twitter.com/agility
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/agility
YouTube: youtube.com/user/agilitycorp

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Agility and UnaBiz Partner to Lead Digitization of Event Logistics

SINGAPORE – March 29, 2018 – Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has partnered with UnaBiz, an Internet of Things (IoT) solutions company, to lead the digitization of event logistics and provide enhanced tracking for exhibitors.

The partnership between Agility and UnaBiz will help identify and address the various pain points in the niche events industry with innovative IoT tracking solutions designed to be simple and low cost.

While general logistics requires location tracking, event logistics requires more precise tracking and monitoring. Agility Fairs & Events will deploy a range of UnaBiz sensors and trackers with built-in environmental monitoring capabilities that provide readings on humidity and temperature– all essential for safe movement of fine art and important features for galleries, museums, collectors and artists.

Priscilla Leong, COO of Agility Fairs & Events, said: “The value of IoT in event logistics lies in real-time alerts and data. When we collect data on the movement of a customer’s assets around the world, we will be able to better plan and predict the manpower and storage requirements at their facilities. We will also get more accurate estimates of exhibits’ arrival time, which is valuable to organizers and exhibitors alike.”

Leong added: “We work on indoor and outdoor events, in remote areas and in connected areas, and we manage assets of shows around the world, in large-scale exhibition arenas that can span hundreds of thousands square meters with thousands of exhibits.”

By using UnaBiz’s Sigfox Low Power Wide-Area network, Agility Fairs & Events can make a variety of tracking solutions available to customers. With minimal capital investment, low-power consumption, and global coverage, the solutions will be highly scalable industry-wide.

Jonathan Tan, Managing Director of UnaBiz Singapore, said: “UnaBiz is very excited to work with Agility to develop innovative solutions in global tracking and asset management based on low-power connected sensors and predictive analytics. By empowering Agility’s customers to track the status of their assets anytime, anywhere, we will set a new benchmark in sensing and data analytics that will revolutionize the entire industry.”

Agility Fairs & Events is one of the world’s leading exhibition specialists, handling more than 8,000 trade fairs, exhibitions and events annually, and providing full end-to-end fine art logistics with a global network of art-handling partners. Agility Fairs & Events is the first logistics company in Asia to be ISO-certified specifically for fine art logistics.

About Agility

Agility brings efficiency to supply chains in some of the globe’s most challenging environments, offering unmatched personal service, a global footprint and customized capabilities in developed and developing economies alike. Agility is one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics. It is a publicly traded company with more than $4.6 billion in revenue and more than 22,000 employees in over 500 offices across 100 countries. Agility’s core commercial business, Global Integrated Logistics (GIL), provides supply chain solutions to meet traditional and complex customer needs. GIL offers air, ocean and road freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution, and specialized services in project logistics, fairs and events, and chemicals. Agility’s Infrastructure group of companies manages industrial real estate and offers logistics-related services, including e-government customs optimization and consulting, waste management and recycling, aviation and ground-handling services, support to governments and ministries of defense, remote infrastructure and life support.

For more information about Agility, visit www.agility.com

Twitter: twitter.com/agility

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About UnaBiz

UnaBiz is an end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT) solutions company dedicated to accelerating the adoption of IoT worldwide. As the exclusive network operator of Sigfox’s low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) in Singapore and Taiwan, UnaBiz is the leading company in Asia to roll out a nationwide IoT network.

UnaBiz wants to shape the future by providing cost-effective and energy-efficient IoT solutions, that include wireless infrastructure, device and beyond. This ubiquitous network will allow businesses to connect millions of devices simply, affordably and globally.

UnaBiz helps businesses collect and analyse data from millions of devices allowing businesses to maximise the efficiency of their resources, increase productivity, detect and controlling anomalies and accelerate resolution or even prevent them entirely. Our objective is to help businesses realise the true value and full potential of IoT that was previously too costly to deploy. For more information, see www.unabiz.com

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