Agility Signs Agreement with Shanghai International Port Group Logistics
Auther - Press Release Enter Date - 2014-08-18
 
Partnership expands Agility’s ocean freight and related services in East China

SHANGHAI – August 12, 2014 - Agility has strengthened its East China ocean freight service capabilities with a strategic partnership agreement with Shanghai International Port Group Logistics (SIPGL). The agreement  covers all ocean freight activities and LCL/FCL and break bulk cargo, giving Agility unprecedented access to the complete infrastructure of SIPGL, including depot management, vessel planning and loading, trucking, door-to-port and port-to-door, Container Freight Station warehousing, brokerage, booking agency and port handling. 

Agility is the first foreign logistics services provider to be given access to all of SIPGL’s port operations and services. As the sole port operator in Shanghai and for all the Yangtze River ports, SIPGL gives Agility increased access options and the ability to offer a wide range of services covering the ports of Shanghai, Jiangsu, Hebei, Anhui and Chongqing.

A key element of the new agreement is that it will enable Agility to provide an integrated sourcing solution and a seamless transition of its customers’ cargo. The strategic partnership will also significantly improve Agility’s exception handling capabilities.

“We are delighted to embark on this strategic partnership with Shanghai International Port Group Logistics as we believe it will enable us to offer our customers enhanced levels of service and options,” said Thomas Gronen, Managing Director, Agility East China.  “We have seen a significant increase in demand for our ocean freight services across China. This partnership provides us with an improved platform from which we can better serve our customers in East China.”

Miao Qiang, SIPGL Vice General Manager, was present at a ceremony to sign the agreement with Chris Price, Agility CEO Asia Pacific.

About Agility
Agility brings efficiency to supply chains in some of the globe’s most challenging environments, offering unmatched personal service, a global footprint and customized capabilities in developed and developing economies alike. Agility is one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics. It is a publicly traded company with over $4.8 billion in revenue and more than 20,000 employees in 500 offices across 100 countries. 

Agility’s core commercial business, Global Integrated Logistics (GIL), provides supply chain solutions to meet traditional and complex customer needs. GIL offers air, ocean and road freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution, and specialized services in project logistics, fairs and events, and chemicals. Agility’s Infrastructure group of companies manages industrial real estate and offers logistics-related services, including e-government customs optimization and consulting, waste management and recycling, aviation and ground-handling services, support to governments and ministries of defense, remote infrastructure and life support.