Category Archives: Sea Freight

Amendments to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention (SOLAS Chapter VI) – Update

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has made amendments to Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) convention. As of July 1, SOLAS requires that container weight is verified prior to stowage aboard ship. The new regulation prohibits loading of a packed container on board unless the verified gross mass (VGM) information is provided in advance to […]

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Industrial Incident in Tianjin Container Port

Dear Valued Customer,
On Wednesday, 12 August 2015 at approximately 23:20 local time (15:30 GMT), the Tianjin container port in China was hit by two large explosions that originated from within shipping containers used by a local logistics company to store hazardous goods such as flammable gases and liquids and toxic chemicals.
Due to the significant damage […]

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U.S. West Coast Port Update

Agility would like to update you on developments on the U.S. West Coast which are now negatively impacting the shipping lines’ ability to operate fixed-day services in this trade lane. Learn more.

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Operations Update – Extreme Port Terminal Congestion at Port of Hamburg, Germany

Please be informed that the Port of Hamburg in Germany is currently experiencing a very high utilization rate at its container terminals due to the late arrivals of vessels caused by bad weather conditions and short-term re-routing. The port is also experiencing a storage shortage and higher container dwell times. Furthermore, road works are disrupting […]

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Update on Thailand

The current political situation in Thailand is getting worse as anti-government protesters are forcing the Thailand government to vacate their office buildings as well as to cancel/postpone Thailand’s upcoming election, slated for early February 2014.
The protesters have announced that they will shut down parts of Bangkok from Monday 13th January onward, with at least seven […]

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Pursuing Success the Agility Way

Read Supply Chain Asia‘s in-depth interview with Agility’s Essa Al-Saleh.
 
 

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Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

The after effects of typhoon Haiyan, with maximum sustained winds of 215 kph (134 mph) and gusts of up to 250 kph (155 mph), is now being felt by Agility Cebu. The branch has suspended its operations for Thursday, 7 November. Government offices including the Bureau of Customs and many organizations in the private sector […]

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Gates Closed at Nhava Sheva Terminal

Please be advised that due to a strike, Gate-In and Gate-Out activities of containers at Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal (NSICT) have come to a halt.
We understand that there are ongoing negotiations between the NSICT (operated by DP World) management and the labor unions on wage hikes. It is reported that terminal staff have stopped […]

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Agility and H.Essers Team Up as Preferred Service Providers for Actavis

Agility and H.Essers’ have been awarded a long-term contract as the preferred logistics service providers managing an integrated “Control Tower” operation for Actavis’ global pharma supply chain. Learn More.

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Disruption to Egypt Working Hours

Due to continued political unrest in Egypt, working hours will be disrupted over the coming week.
Transport links, ports and airports across Egypt will likely run minimum operations. However, should the situation continue or deteriorate, expect further disruptions and closures.
Agility operations will be suspended until the situation subsides and normal business can resume. Please find the […]

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