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Agility Appoints Markus Lingohr to Head Area Central Europe

Agility Appoints Markus Lingohr to Head Area Central Europe

Logistics industry veteran to lead operations in Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Poland

HAMBURG, Germany — June 22, 2016 – Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has appointed Markus Lingohr to be Managing Director for Area Central Europe, giving him responsibility for its operations in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Poland.

Lingohr brings more than 25 years of experience in the logistics industry. Prior to joining Agility, he was Managing Director for Air and Ocean Germany for Hellmann Worldwide Logistics with responsibility for all 12 Hellmann locations in Germany.

“Markus has profound knowledge of the logistics industry, extensive management experience and deep understanding of the European market. He brings insights that will be invaluable in his new position,” said Mike Bible, CEO, Agility Europe. “He is well-versed in managing large teams and complex challenges, and he comes with strong knowledge of the operational side of the business.”

A native of Germany, Linghor has also worked for Circle Freight (now CEVA Logistics), Thyssen Haniel Logistics (now DSV), and DB Schenker. He will be based in Hamburg, Germany.​ [Read more…]

 

 

 

 

Posted in Agility General Update, Europe

Amendments to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention (SOLAS Chapter VI) – Update

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has made amendments to Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) convention. As of July 1, SOLAS requires that container weight is verified prior to stowage aboard ship. The new regulation prohibits loading of a packed container on board unless the verified gross mass (VGM) information is provided in advance to the ocean carrier. VGM information must be provided by the shipper named on Bill of Lading. At the time of Booking Confirmation, your local Agility office will advise you when VGM information has to be submitted. Learn more.

Posted in Agility General Update, Sea Freight

Agility Hungary Receives TAPA A Certifications For Two Warehouses

Agility Hungary has received Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) A certifications for two warehouses, in Budapest and Komarom (northern Hungary). In Budapest, the 2,600 sqm warehouse, located at the Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, specializes in high-value and temperature-controlled cargo storage, and offers air, ocean, and road freight services. Agility also provides cross-docking operations to support freight forwarding activities. The second certified warehouse in Komárom handles 3,000 pallets, including 200 pallets of high value inventory, Both licences are valid for three years.

Posted in Agility General Update

Agility Wins BMW Gold Award for Excellence in Warehousing, Distribution

Agility Wins BMW Gold Award for Excellence in Warehousing, Distribution

Fourth time BMW has recognized Agility for excellence

MUMBAI, India – June 8, 2016 – Agility, a leading global logistics provider, won BMW’s prestigious Gold Award for excellence in warehousing and distribution for work at a showcase distribution center in Mumbai managed for the automaker by Agility since 2007.

The Mumbai regional distribution center (RDC) handles all BMW after-sale logistics in India, including inbound and outbound distribution moving by road and air. [Read more…]

Posted in Agility General Update, Certifications and Awards

Agility Named One of Top Companies in the Arab World

Agility Named One of Top Companies in the Arab World

Forbes also recognizes Agility board member as one of most powerful Arab businesswomen

KUWAIT, June 7 2016 – Agility, a leading global logistics provider, was named as one of the Top Companies in the Arab World by Forbes Middle East, which also singled out Agility board member Henadi Al-Saleh as one of the most powerful Arab business women.

Agility and Al-Saleh were honored at a Forbes Middle East gala held to mark the fourth year that the magazine has recognized businesses and individuals for their contributions in the region. Forbes Middle East used four metrics – sales, net profits, assets and market value – to identify Agility and other publicly traded companies for the honor. The magazine also recognized privately held Kuwaiti companies.  [Read more…]

Posted in Agility General Update

Agility Launches 2nd Annual Modern Africa Photo Competition

Agility Launches 2nd Annual Modern Africa Photo Competition

Pan-Africa Contest Seeks to Capture Fast-Changing Cities, Industry, Technology

DUBAI – June 1, 2016 – Agility, a global leader in integrated logistics, today launched its Africa 2016 Photo Competition, an effort to inspire and showcase images that illustrate the breathtaking pace of change across modern Africa.

The annual contest, now in its second year, is the first pan-Africa photography competition to focus on Africa’s rapid modernization. It is open to professional and amateur photographers alike.

The competition (www.africa-2016.com) seeks to highlight the progress and development on a continent of contrasts, documenting an Africa booming with youthful consumers, new technology, urbanizing populations and promising economic prospects. [Read more…]

Posted in Press

Agility Wins Five-Year YIACO Contract

Agility Wins Five-Year YIACO Contract

Logistics leader will support Kuwait healthcare system with dedicated 9,000-sqm warehouse

KUWAIT – May 17, 2016– Agility, a leading global logistics provider, won a five-year contract with medical and pharmaceutical supplier YIACO Medical Company to provide specialized warehousing and other services in support of YIACO’s work in the healthcare industry for both public and private sectors.

Agility is to store medicines and medical equipment supplied by YIACO and handle administration of the Ministry of Health’s stamp on orders filled by YIACO. [Read more]

Posted in Agility General Update, Middle East & Africa

Agility Wins Freight Forwarder of the Year at Top UK Industry Event

Agility Wins Freight Forwarder of the Year at Top UK Industry Event

Selected by vote of customers, partners at FTA Multimodal Awards

 BIRMINGHAM, UK – May 18, 2016 – Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has won Freight Forwarder of the Year at the FTA Multimodal Awards 2016, an industry competition in which customers and partners recognize companies for excellence.

The annual event, held in Birmingham, England, is organized jointly by the UK-based Freight Transport Association (FTA), which represents companies moving goods by road, rail, ocean and air, and Multimodal, the premier freight transport, logistics and supply chain management event for the UK and Ireland. The awards recognize companies and professionals for innovation, best practices and leading solutions contributing to excellence in the industry.

Agility was selected from a group of finalists that also included DSV, Toll and Ligentia. An online vote of customers and partners singled out Agility for its focus on increasing operational efficiencies and its ability to coordinate complex supply chains with flexibility and expertise.

“We are honoured and delighted to be recognized by our customers and peers for our outstanding level of service,” said Colm McAlinden, Managing Director, Agility Area North West Europe. “This award demonstrates the level of commitment of our global network and the capabilities Agility has built in freight management to deliver integrated end-to-end supply chain solutions.” [Read more]

 

Posted in Certifications and Awards

Agility Issues 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Agility, a leading global logistics provider, released “Deepening Impact,” a detailed report that showcases its commitment to ethical business conduct, employee rights, workplace safety, community investment and the environment in more than 100 countries where it operates.

The report is Agility’s third comprehensive look at its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts. It was put together using the Sustainability Reporting Guidelines developed by the Global Reporting Initiative, an independent international organization that is the gold standard for reporting on corporate efforts to address climate change, human rights, anti-corruption initiatives and other issues.

In 2015, EcoVadis, an independent group that analyzes CSR programs based on their environmental and social practices, put Agility in the top 16% of logistics and transportation providers. Agility has won 24 CSR and sustainability awards in recent years.

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Posted in Agility General Update

High-Velocity Fashion

The retail year, with distinct seasons and four or five major inventory turns, is a thing of the past for apparel retailers and brands. The desire for high velocity and high turnover is forcing manufacturers and retailers to adapt by rethinking their supply chains, particularly in transportation and order fulfillment. Read more

Posted in Agility General Update, Retail