Category Archives: Middle East & Africa

Dammam Seaport Congestion

The Dammam Seaport has severe congestion, with thousands of containers either awaiting transfer for inspection or transfer to Riyadh Dry Port. This congestion is having a significant impact on vessel discharging times, internal port transfers, customs clearance and delivery cycle times and domestic transportation capacity. With no immediate solution in sight, we expect the situation […]

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Agility Dubai Named “Best Business Partner” and “Freight Forwarder of the Year”

Agility has been named “Best Business Partner” in the supply chain and logistics company category by the Dubai Customs Department. Agility was selected for its outstanding commitment to high-quality customer service and customized solutions which help facilitate interaction between clients and customs authorities.
Agility was also recently named by Dubai Trade as “Freight Forwarder of the […]

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Kuwait Strike Has Ended

The Kuwait Airways strike has ended. All flights have resumed on a normal schedule.

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Update: Kuwait Customs Strike

The Kuwait customs strike has ended. However, Kuwait Airlines is now on strike. We will provide updates as they become available.

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Kuwait Customs Strike

Today Kuwait customs workers went on strike. This strike affects all airport, seaports and land border crossings, and will impact all import and export shipments to and from Kuwait.

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Six Libyan ports frozen by the European Union

In sanctions imposed on Muammar Gaddafi’s government the European Union agreed to freeze six Libyan ports.
EU officials say they will make it illegal for European-operated ships to do business with the port authorities. A wide ranging asset freeze and travel ban has also already been imposed from the EU.
This can cause delays for any shipments […]

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Update on Egypt

Operations continue to run as normal and the protesting has had a limited effect on logistics infrastructure in the country.
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Posted in Egypt, Middle East & Africa

How is business coping in Libya and Bahrain?

From its strong base in emerging markets – especially in the Middle East – Agility can provide an on-the-spot, up-to-the-minute update on how businesses are coping in both these hot-spot markets. The situation is changing on an hourly basis. For the latest, please call Agility managers running air, road and ocean freight in, across and out of these countries at the center of the global agenda.
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Posted in Air Freight, Bahrain, Libya, Middle East & Africa, Road Freight, Sea Freight

Update on Libya

Operations in Libya have been suspended until the unrest subsides and transport infrastructure is restored. Due to port closures, cargo is being diverted to Alexandria port, Egypt. Continue reading

Posted in Libya, Middle East & Africa