Category Archives: Americas

Agility Opens Pharmaceutical Competence Center in Brazil

Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has opened a Pharmaceutical Competence Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The dedicated facility will offer pharma companies world-class solutions and industry know-how in pharmaceutical and life sciences logistics.  The Agility Pharmaceutical Competence Center is managed by Agility experts trained in the benchmark Good Distribution Practice (GDP) standards developed by […]

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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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Emerging Markets Slowdown Fails to Dim Enthusiasm

Global economic doldrums slowed emerging markets in 2012, but those countries remain bright spots for investors, manufacturers and logistics executives still wary of the uncertain outlook for the United States and Europe.
Emerging markets felt the effects of the continuing global slowdown in 2012 but generally weathered it better than developed countries […]

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What’s Going on in the World’s Fastest-Growing Logistics Markets?

The 2013 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index takes a close look at the BRICs and rising star markets to make some eye-opening findings. Learn more.

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BRICS and Rising Stars – How Did They Perform in 2012?

One year ago, the Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index painted a mixed picture of the global economy – while emerging markets enjoyed healthy growth, developed markets remained stalled by the European financial crisis and a faltering U.S. economy. Last year, logistics and trade professionals ranked China, India, Brazil and Russia as […]

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Strike Averted at U.S. Key Ports

Dockworkers at East Coast and Gulf Coast ports reached a preliminary deal with the U.S. Maritime Alliance today, avoiding a work stoppage. The two sides agreed to extend talks for 30 days to work out remaining issues.
We will provide updates as they become available. If you have any questions, please contact Peter Renault, Director, Carrier […]

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Potential Strike – U.S. East Coast and Gulf Coast

The current ILA labor contract expires at midnight on Saturday, December 29, 2012. With a new contract not yet in place, there is potential for a strike starting December 30.
The commencement of such a strike will shut down all major container terminals on the U.S. East and Gulf Coasts. The ripple effect from the terminal […]

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Agility Appoints Francesc Casamitjana as Americas CEO

Agility has announced the appointment of Francesc Casamitjana as Regional CEO of its Global Integrated Logistics business in the Americas. Effective January 1, 2013, Casamitjana replaces Mike Bible who moves to Europe as its Regional CEO. Learn more.

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Los Angeles and Long Beach Ports Now Open

A new six-year deal has been officially signed and all terminals at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are now open.

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Tentative Deal Reached to End Los Angeles Port Strike

A tentative agreement has been reached to end an eight-day strike at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The agreement is expected to be ratified today and workers are expected to return to their jobs.
We will provide updates as they become available. If you have any questions, please contact Peter Renault, Director, […]

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