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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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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 Year” in recognition of the company’s innovative use of electronic services in the trade and logistics industry. This award is further proof of Agility’s commitment to e-services and e-solutions. Learn more.

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Strike in Norway

At 7:00 a.m. local time today, customs employees in Oslo, Akershus, Southern Norway and Eastern Norway went on strike. There may be slightly longer processing times for customs in the affected areas – when applying for a customs credit, credit for one-time fee, or a daily settlement. Payment of refunds may also be delayed.

Border control will not be affected in this first phase of the strike.

We will continue to closely monitor the situation and provide regular updates.

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Canada Pacific Railway Suspends Canadian Rail Services

Yesterday, Canada Pacific Railway (CP) suspended its Canadian rail services after engineers, conductors, and rail traffic controllers of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) began a strike. Negotiations between the parties are still underway and should the negotiation be prolonged, the Canadian Labor Minister is readying possible back-to-work legislation.

The strike will not affect CP rail operations in the U.S.

While the full ramifications of this strike are unknown, there may be some congestion on Canadian rail going forward as carriers re-route cargo to other fully operational rail lines.

Agility, both in Canada and the U.S., will continue to monitor the situation through our contact with the carriers and we will keep you updated on the situation as new developments occur.

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WEF Report: Trade Barriers Are Lifting – Agility Welcomes Impact of Global Supply Chains

Agility, acknowledges the impact that global supply chains are having in lifting barriers to trade, a key finding of the Global Enabling Trade Report published today by the World Economic Forum (WEF). 

“The report shows clearly how accepted wisdom about trade has been turned on its head,” said Tarek Sultan, Chairman and Managing Director, Agility. “We see this every day across emerging and developed markets alike — there is no doubt that business imperatives and increasingly global supply chains are opening doors and helping establish new trade flows.”

Learn more.

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Agility Announces Financial Results for Q1 2012

Agility reported a net profit of KD 7.1 million on revenue of KD 321.8 million in Q1 2012. The company continues the turnaround of its commercial business – the main driver behind Agility’s growth. Learn More.

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Update on Strike at Port Kelang, Malaysia

The strike by container haulage drivers at Port Kelang – the main import and export gateway by sea into Malaysia – has temporarily stopped. Authorities from Port Kelang terminal are currently working on an agreement between truckers and depot operators.

However, the strike has resulted in a backlog of containers at the port. As a consequence, delays in receipt of import and export containers are inevitable and could result in additional port storage and removal charges.

We will continue to closely monitor the situation and provide regular updates.

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Agility Opens State-of-the-Art Facility in Penang, Malaysia

To meet the growing demand for integrated logistics services in Malaysia, Agility relocated to a new location in Penang. The state-of-the-art facility has approximately 60,000 square feet of warehouse space and 20,000 square feet of office space. Learn more.

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Strike at Port Kelang in Malaysia

A truck operators strike started today at Port Kelang in Malaysia.

The demonstration has resulted in blockages to main road junctions leading to Northport Terminal, Customs and Depots in the Port Kelang vicinity. Traffic is at a standstill.

The massive traffic jam has resulted in backlog and has impacted Agility’s container delivery today as haulage drivers are hesitant to collect and deliver containers for safety reasons.

We are experiencing delays in container collection and return.

We will continue to closely monitor the situation and provide regular updates as they are available.

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Agility Poland Receives AEO-S Certification

Agility has received the Authorized Economic Operator certificate for safety and security in its Poland offices. This certification demonstrates Agility’s aim to provide its customers with simplified processing and operational excellence. Learn more.

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