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Agility’s Earning Release for Second Quarter 2016

Agility today announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2016, reporting a net profit of KD 15 million, an increase of 11% compared to the second quarter of 2015. Earnings-per-share stood at 13.06 fils, and EBITDA stood at KD 29 million, a 12% increase compared to Q2 of 2015. Revenues were KD 309 million for the quarter.

“We started the year on a good note and are sustaining this momentum as the year progresses. Within our Global Integrated Logistics business, we are making gains even in the face of a challenging freight forwarding market because we have found ways to be more efficient, improve productivity, demonstrate financial discipline and make operations more responsive to the marketplace and customers’ needs,” said Tarek Sultan, Agility’s CEO. “Companies in the Agility Infrastructure group continue to grow as we tap into excellent opportunities in emerging markets and focus on improving efficiency across the board.”  [Read more…]

Posted in Agility General Update

Service Update: Turkey Operations

Please be advised that there has been no impact on Agility operations in Turkey following the coup attempt in Turkey on July 15, 2016. The ban on flights issued by the Federal Aviation Administration in the United States has been lifted as of July 19, 2016.

Agility is closely monitoring the situation, and will post additional updates as necessary. For the latest information on Agility shipments, please contact your account manager or email marketing@agility.com.

Posted in Agility General Update, Europe

Agility, Super Group Form South Africa Logistics Joint Venture

Deal strengthens Agility in strategic market, gives Super Group access to global network

DUBAI – June 29, 2016 – Leading global logistics provider Agility announced that it has formed a joint venture in South Africa with Super Group, a Johannesburg-based supply chain management and transportation specialist, after acquiring a minority stake in Super Group’s freight forwarding unit.

SG Agility Proprietary Ltd. will be led by Henk Theron, formerly CEO of Micor, Super Group’s freight forwarding business. Super Group, listed on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange, is a leader in South Africa’s supply chain and contract logistics market.

Super Group’s Micor unit has been a global strategic partner for Agility since 2005. The new venture, SG Agility, will offer local and multinational customers a range of logistics and supply chain solutions, including air freight, ocean freight, road freight, customs clearance, warehousing, and distribution. SG Agility will have more than 150 employees. Its head office is Johannesburg; branch offices are located in Port Elizabeth, Durban and Cape Town. [Read more…]

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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.

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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…]

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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