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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

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

Disruption to Agility Services in Brussels

Due to the recent events in Brussels and the heighted security situation in Belgium, Agility operations have been disrupted. Agility expects a delay in handling of air and ocean freight consignments due to the closure of the Zaventem International Airport, following the incidents on March 23, 2016.

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

Posted in Agility General Update

Agility Hong Kong Relocation Notice

Please be informed that the Agility Hong Kong Office has moved to a new location as of 14 March to the following address:

Suite 3001 – 3, 30/F,
Skyline Tower, 39 Wang Kwong Road,
Kowloon Bay, Kowloon,
Hong Kong

All other contacts remain unchanged.

Please send any questions to marketing@agility.com

Posted in Agility General Update, Asia Pacific

Agility Appointed to Handle UK Automotive Aftermarket Show

Agility has been appointed as the official freight and on-site handling contractor at the inaugural Automechanika Birmingham show, which will be held June 7-9 at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, UK. As official freight and on-site handling contractor, Agility Fairs & Events will assist exhibitors and their contractors with international logistics and shipping requirements for moving their exhibits to and from the trade show. Read more.

Posted in Agility General Update, Automotive, Europe, Fairs & Events, Industry Event, Press, Trade Show

Logistics industry sees emerging markets uptick but braces for volatility

Supply chain executives expect an uptick in emerging markets growth in 2016, despite concerns about further slowing in China, fluctuations in oil prices, and the possibility that the U.S. economy could weaken. To learn more about the 2016 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index, click here.

Posted in Agility General Update, Press

Agility Wins Two-Year Contract for Major Natural Gas Event

Agility has been awarded a contract to provide international freight and on-site handling services for the Gastech Conference & Exhibition in 2017 and 2018. The 2017 event will be held April 4-7 at the Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Read more.

Posted in Agility General Update, Fairs & Events, Press, Trade Show