Growth opportunities offered by emerging markets outweigh concerns about the political and economic turmoil that rattled some developing countries in 2013, a survey of global logistics and trade executives shows. The fifth annual Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index surveyed more than 800 industry executives and offers a view at the world’s most dynamic economies and the forces powering them. The survey examines and ranks 45 major emerging markets and identifies the attributes that make a market attractive for investment by logistics companies, air cargo carriers, shipping lines, freight forwarders and distribution companies. The Index also looks at the inter-relationships among emerging economies and at trade flows between the emerging and developed worlds.
Click here to download the Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index 2014 report.
The Thai government has announced a 60-day state of emergency in the capital, Bangkok, and its surrounding provinces, from 22 January 2014 to 22 March 2014 to cope with political unrest. As of today, there is minimal impact to operations but delays in transit time may be expected.
We are closely monitoring the situation and will keep you updated on any further developments.
The Agility Spain HO and Madrid Branch Operations office has relocated on January 20, 2014.
Please find below the new contact details:
Rumanía 7 – Centro de Transportes de Coslada (CTC):
28821 – Coslada
Tel: + 34 91 343 2100
The Coslada Transportation Centre is placed in a strategic area for the Logistics Industry in Spain. It hosts the Road Freight Customs Office and the Ocean Cargo Rail Terminal facilities and it’s located just a few kilometers from the Madrid Barajas International Airport ( MAD).
The new location will centralize the different Madrid offices and warehouse in one place. This strategic move will allow us to improve our services and provide additional value to our customers.
Thank you for your continued support and for updating your records accordingly.
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 intersection points that are mostly in the downtown area in Bangkok be blocked.
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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 have likewise announced work suspension.
For urgent matters, you may contact either of the following Agility Cebu key officers:
David Tieng – +63.917.320.2520
Evan Tieng – +63.917.310.4378
We will provide updates as necessary.
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 work completely since late in the evening of 15 October. This has impacted gate, rail and vessel operations at the terminal. Other terminals, JNPT and GTI, are functioning as normal.
In light of this, the Loading/Unloading terminal and Rail/Road activities at NSICT Terminal have stopped; the Gate In / Gate Out activities at the Terminal have also come to a halt.
We will keep you updated of any progress.
In the interim, all enquiries should be addressed to: