Latest Updates

Agility Expands Presence in Hungary

Agility has opened its fourth branch in Sarvar, Hungary. The production site was specifically designed to support Lenovo’s assembly lines (operated by Flextronics) and fulfill its print-on-demand requirements. Learn more.

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Agility to Provide Logistics Support to Gorgon Project

As part of a new two-year, A$232 million agreement, Agility will provide logistics, stevedoring and related services in support of the Gorgon natural gas project in Western Australia. Agility was also granted a two-year extension of its existing contract. Learn more.

 

 

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Hong Kong Typhoon Doksuri

Typhoon signal number 8 was issued by the Hong Kong Observatory at 11:20 p.m. tonight (June 29).  Local transportation, terminal and airport operations are impacted and shipments out of Hong Kong and South China may experience longer transit.

For more information about Doksuri, please refer to the Hong Kong Observatory website.

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Update – Korea Cargo Transport Workers’ Strike

The Korea Cargo Transport Workers’ Union and the Korean government reached an agreement today and as a result, the union has announced it will end the strike and return to work on Saturday, June 30.

Therefore, all container movements related to ocean export and import will return to normal beginning June 30.
 
We are working diligently to arrange shipping for exports and shorten the delivery of imports to customers.

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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 will worsen, with delays continuing through Ramadan (July and August).

The Riyadh Dry Port also remains heavily congested, with lengthy container shuttling delays between Riyadh and Dammam and Riyadh and Jeddah. This is further compounded by the new traffic restrictions imposed in Riyadh, that prevent movement of all trucks between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. daily. As with Dammam, this congestion is having a significant impact on customs clearance and delivery cycle times.

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Update – Korea Cargo Transport Workers’ Strike

Because of the Korea Cargo Transport Workers’ strike that began on June 25, most inland transportation has stopped. Today, more than 60% of container movement in Korean ocean import/export was stopped.

Less than container load (LCL) transport by small trucks is still moving, however, due to issues with moving consol containers to ports, expect delayed shipping. If the strike continues into next week, all container movements, transportation for outbound LCL shipments and import discharges may be stopped.

At this time, air freight is still operating as normal.

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available.

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Korea Cargo Transport Workers’ Strike

The Korea Cargo Transport Workers’ Union began a strike at 7:00 a.m. today. The strike includes the Busan Port area.

There may be serious delays to cargo transportation, to include pick-up and delivery of ocean FCL and LCL, and air freight.

We will closely monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available.

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Agility Brussels Earns AEO-F Certification

Agility recently received Authorized Economic Operator Full (AEO-F) certification in Brussels, Belgium. In order to qualify for this certification in customs simplifications, security and safety, Agility had to review and optimize its processes to meet strict levels of compliance with local customs regulations, accounting, liquidity, and security standards.

The accreditation assures Agility customers receive significant business benefits: simplified customs procedures and security inspections, faster movement of goods, and fewer inspections of incoming and outgoing goods. Learn more.

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Union Strike in Italy

The Italian Trade Union has scheduled a strike for Friday, June 22.

This may impact all modes of transport including airports and ports; as a consequence, our services may suffer delays. We will closely monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available.

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Brazil Customs Strike

Beginning today, June 18, Brazil Customs will be on strike. The strike is expected to last until the end of June and will affect all import and export shipments in Brazil. We will continue to closely monitor the situation and provide regular updates.

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