Monthly Archives: October 2012

U.S. East Coast Operations After Hurricane Sandy

Agility’s East Coast Branch Operations
•    BOS: Open and fully operational
•    JFK:  Skeletal crew, power and communications restored
•    EWR: Office remains closed
•    CLE: Office remains closed

Air
•    All airports in the U.S. Northeast are operational and flights are resuming their normal schedules. Potential backlogs will be cleared within a few days.

Ports/Rail
•   The Virginia Port […]

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Cyclone Warning for Chennai

The coastal districts of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, India, are braced for Cyclone Nilam, which is expected to make landfall Wednesday, October 31.
Chennai port, on the country’s southeast coast, has stopped cargo operations. Flights are not facing delays at the moment, however the situation remains fluid. Branch operations are not affected at this stage.
We […]

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Agility Introduces Arabic Website to Serve Customers and Partners in the Middle East and North Africa

Agility has launched its Arabic-language website to cater to Arabic-speaking customers, partners, and shareholders in the Middle East and North Africa. Learn more.

Posted in Agility General Update, Middle East & Africa, Press

Hurricane Sandy Hits East Coast

Based on the current forecast and path of Hurricane Sandy, the New York (JFK), New Jersey (EWR), Massachusetts (BOS) and Washington, DC (IAD, DCA) branches will be closed on Monday, October 29.
Airlines are cancelling flights to and from the U.S. Northeast and it is expected that airport operations at BOS, BWI, DCA, EWR, IAD, JFK […]

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Agility Opens New Warehouse in Hong Kong

Focused on delivering a comprehensive range of advanced logistics services, Agility has opened a new 13,000-square meter warehouse in Hong Kong.
The showcase grade “A” logistics center will provide customers in Hong Kong and South China with optimal storage and handling facilities, including dust-free and static-free zones for electronics components and climate-controlled areas for temperature-sensitive products. […]

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Transport Canada Registered Shippers List

“Known Shipper” status does not equal “Registered Shippers” status under Transport Canada’s new air cargo security program.
The Transport Canada Air Cargo Security Program is changing. Effective December 31, 2012, 100 percent of all cargo transported on a domestic, international, or trans-border passenger flight departing a Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) airport, must be secured.
Agility […]

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Strike in Chile Has Ended

On Saturday, October 6, the stevedores at the port of San Antonio, Chile ended their strike. Operations at all terminals at the port of San Antonio have returned to normal.

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Strikes in Chile

The stevedores at the port of San Antonio, Chile, have been on indefinite strike since September 24. The strike is affecting all terminals at the port of San Antonio — access to all terminals and operations at the port are currently suspended.
On October 2, the stevedores at the ports of San Vicente, Lirquen and Coronel […]

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