Cummins takes space with Agility in Ghana

Freight forwarder Agility has leased warehouse space at its Agility Warehouse Park at Tema, Ghana to Cummins for a new West African distribution centre. The engine and generator maker will use the facility to stock and distribute a range of over 10,000 spare parts across West Africa. [+]

Agility freight rates go online

Agility has launched Shipa Freight, which it describes as the first fully integrated online freight service that allows users to get rate quotes and book, pay and track ocean and air shipments. It provides instant, no-obligation rate quotes from countries that account for 95% of global trade and allows users ... [+]

Agility leaps aboard Maersk Blockchain scheme

Agility says it is the first forwarder to collaborate on a Maersk-IBM solution to provide more efficient and secure global trade by using the blockchain to manage and track container shipments. Agility has agreed to identify events associated with individual shipments and to share and receive information about them via ... [+]

Emerging markets on the mend, says Agility

Emerging markets growth rose to 4.6% in 2017 from 4.3% in the two previous years, says freight forwarder Agility in a report. Agility, which specialises in developing world countries, said that markets were driven by stronger growth – and therefore demand – in advanced economies, a modest rebound in world commodity ... [+]

Agility makes the grade for pharma

Middle East-owned Agility says it has become the first freight forwarder to receive Envirotainer’s QEP experto accreditation for its cold chain management of pharma and life sciences products. The container specialist’s Qualified Envirotainer Provider (QEP) program evaluates freight forwarders and airline stations and recognizes those that meet the highest standards. ... [+]

UK set to strengthen developing world ties, says Agility

The UK will try to spark its economy through trade with emerging markets if it is unable to preserve its current relationship with its European Union trading partners, predicts freight forwarder Agility in its Mid-Year Emerging Markets Review. With the EU’s chief negotiator saying that frictionless trade is “not possible” following ... [+]

Agility settles US case for $95m

Middle East-based forwarder Agility has reached a global settlement in the case involving US government food-supply contracts in 2003-10, agreeing to pay $95 million in cash to settle the civil part of the case. In the criminal proceedings, it agreed to plead to a misdemeanor in connection with a single ... [+]

Putting Africa in the picture

Freight forwarder Agility has launched its second Africa Photo Competition. The annual contest will focus on Africa’s rapid modernization. It is open to professional and amateur photographers alike and seeks to highlight the progress and development on a continent of contrasts, documenting an Africa booming with youthful consumers, new technology, ... [+]

Agility sees bright future in Colombia

Agility has opened its own operations in Bogota, Medellin and Cali in Colombia.   Agility Colombia offers export/import services, air freight, ocean freight, inland freight, warehousing and distribution among other services and is a joint venture with Navemar Group, a logistics leader in Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama and Venezuela. Agility country ... [+]

India advances as China pegged back

India could have overtaken China as the country with the most growth potential, according to the latest issue of the Emerging Markets Logistics Index published by freight forwarder Agility on 18 January. For the first time, supply chain professionals surveyed see India – rather than China – as the emerging market ... [+]

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