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Agility Opens Office in Cologne, Germany

We are pleased to announce that Agility has opened a new office in Cologne, Germany. Agility Cologne will provide a comprehensive range of services including air, ocean and road freight, as well as freight management and supply chain solutions.

Agility Logistics GmbH
Frankfurter Strasse 720-726
51145 Cologne
Germany

Tel: +49 (0) 2203 10171 0
Fax: +49 (0) 2203 10171 29

Please send any questions to marketing@agility.com

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Populism, Trade Backlash Cloud Emerging Markets Picture

India stands out in annual logistics Index, but executives show concern about 2017

BAAR, Switzerland – Jan. 24, 2017 – Nearly 69% of logistics professionals say they worry about a retreat from free trade in 2017 following the UK’s Brexit vote and the collapse of global and regional trade talks, a new survey shows.

The survey of more than 800 global logistics and supply chain executives is part of the 2017 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index, an annual snapshot of industry sentiment and a ranking of the world’s 50 leading emerging markets by size, business conditions, infrastructure and transport connections.

A significant minority – 43% — said the International Monetary Fund’s 2017 emerging markets growth forecast of 4.6% is too optimistic. [Read more…]

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Agility India Wins Best Pharmaceuticals Logistics Provider

Award recognizes company’s Pharma Competence Center

MUMBAI – December 22, 2016 – Agility, a leading global logistics provider, received Best Logistics Service Provider for Pharmaceuticals at the 2016 Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMPro) Logistics Service Provider Awards in India.
Agility India was recognized for mastering the complexities of pharmaceutical logistics with special recognition going to the company’s temperature-controlled storage facility in Nhava Sheva, Jawaharlal Nehru Port, and to its suite of IT solutions, including a web-based track-and-trace service that allows customers to monitor freight movements in real time. [Read more…]
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Agility Extends Logistics Partnership with ExCeL London

Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has extended its partnership with international events venue ExCeL London through 2019, continuing its role as ExCeL’s official logistics partner.

Agility Fairs & Events will continue managing freight transportation to and from the venue. Agility is the only logistics company with staff offices and warehouse facilities on-site at ExCeL giving it the ability to service all event logistics requirements.

The Agility suite of services for event organizers and exhibitors includes on-site event materials storage, offloading and reloading of vehicles, domestic and overseas collection with customs clearance assistance, direct-to-stand venue deliveries, courier service management, and licensed equipment hire with a qualified operator. [Read more…]

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Agility Wins Global 3PL Automotive Award

Agility, a leading global logistics provider, received the Third-Party Logistics Company Award at the 2016 Automotive Supply Chain Global Awards, which recognized the company for its work on behalf of one of the world’s leading automakers.

“Supply chains in the auto industry are among the most complex and challenging you can find,” said Mohammed Esa, Senior Vice President of Global Business Development at Agility. “This win is recognition that we can help customers improve management of their supply chains anywhere in the world.”  [Read more…]

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Amring Awards Agility Six-Year Logistics Contract

Deal with Swedish automotive company prompts expansion of Agility facility in Gothenburg

BAAR, Switzerland – November 24, 2016 – Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has won a six-year warehousing and logistics contract with Sweden-based Amring, a wholesaler that sells and distributes tires, rims, complete wheels and related articles for passenger vehicles, trucks and commercial vehicles.

Following the award, Agility announced plans to expand its Gothenburg logistics center from 8,350 sqm to 23,000 sqm. As part of the contract, it will provide warehouse services to Amring, as well as tailored, value-added services including mounting/assembling of wheels. [Read more…]

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Agility’s Earning Release for the Third Quarter of 2016

Agility today announced its financial results for the third quarter of 2016, reporting a net profit of KD 15.17million, an increase of 11%compared to the third quarter of 2015. Earnings-per-share stood at 13.19 fils, and EBITDA stood at KD 28.90 million, a 19% increase compared to the same period in 2015. Revenues are at KD 312.00 million for the quarter, a 7% decrease over Q3 last year.

“We have now been seeing continuous underlying increase in the profitability of the business. This is driven by steady progress in turning around our Global Integrated Logistics business, as well as by continued financial performance and growth in our Infrastructure group of companies,” said Tarek Sultan, Agility’s CEO. “We continue to make gains in the face of a challenging business context: from sluggish economic and trade growth in key regions to political uncertainty in others. I attribute Agility’s gains to sharper strategic focus and ongoing commitment to financial discipline, even as we invest in the markets, products, and technologies that will transform our business and help us continue to lead in the future.”  [Read more…]

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Agility Opens World-Class Logistics Park in Ghana

ACCRA, Ghana – October, 19, 2016 – Agility, a leading global logistics and infrastructure provider, has opened a distribution park near Ghana’s main port, the first of a network of logistics parks it intends to build across Africa, bringing world-class warehousing and logistics capabilities.

Tenants at the 45-acre Ghana Agility Distribution Park in the Tema Port Free Trade Zone Enclave include multinationals entering the West African market and small and medium-size Ghanaian companies using the park to expand their operations in light manufacturing and export and import.

Agility is developing distribution parks in Cote D’Ivoire, Tanzania, Nigeria, Mozambique and Angola. It has additional sites available in Senegal, Mauritius and Cameroon. [Read more…]

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Agility Announces Winners of Africa 2016 Photo Competition

JOHANNESBURG – Sept. 29, 2016 – Agility, a leading global logistics provider, today announced the winners of its Africa 2016 Photo Competition, a series of photographs that show how quickly Africa is modernizing, growing and even leading the way in new technology.

The annual contest, now in its second year, is a pan-Africa photography competition focusing on Africa’s rapid modernization. This year’s competition drew more than 2,500 photographs from professional and amateur photographers in 30 countries.

The winning images depicted a fisherman in a canoe on Lake Victoria on his laptop, a solar farm in Rwanda powering 15,000 homes, and the skyline of Harare, Zimbabwe. [Read more…]

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Agility, Maersk Join to Slash CO2 Emissions

Agility joins Maersk Line Carbon Pact initiative to cut CO2 by 15%

BAAR, Switzerland – September 26, 2016 – Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has signed an agreement with Maersk Line, the world’s largest container ship operator, to cut CO2 emissions by 15% per container transported on Agility shipments by 2020.

The agreement is part of Maersk’s Carbon Pact Challenge, an initiative under which the ocean carrier and its customers work together to drive down harmful emissions and reduce the environmental impact of shipping. [Read more…]

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