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How Better Warehouses Increase Trade in Africa

Trade is an important aspect of Africa’s economic growth and development, helping the continent address numerous socio-economic challenges while opening up unprecedented opportunities. Trade helps bolster economic diversification, reducing Africa’s overreliance on a few key commodities and sectors. It also encourages innovation and specialization and facilitates the exchange of goods and services both within the continent and with international partners. Trade connects Africa’s nations to global markets, increasing their visibility and influence on the world stage. As a result, trade has unfolded economic benefits for Africa, generating revenue for governments and businesses, creating job opportunities, reducing property, and fostering economic growth. It also helps stimulate foreign direct investment and enhances Africa’s access to technology and knowledge. Despite these, Africa faces […]

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Sustainable Logistics Parks in Africa

Africa is making small strides to upgrade its logistics infrastructure. Leveraging eco-conscious technologies and innovative solutions, Africa has joined the initiative of developing sustainable logistics parks in the region, bringing about opportunities for its economy, job market, and logistics industry.

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How Better Warehouses Can Power Egypt’s Economy

Egypt is one of the countries standing at the threshold of economic transformation driven by logistics and innovation. At the heart of this are better warehouses, which can help unlock Egypt’s economic potential and redefine its role in the global marketplace. This article explores how improved warehousing infrastructure can power Egypt’s economy by facilitating trade, enabling e-commerce, and enhancing its supply chain efficiency. What is Grade A Warehousing and Why is It Beneficial? Grade A warehousing is a step above traditional warehousing, boasting top-tier storage and distribution facilities that meet more rigorous standards and criteria. To be considered “grade A,” a warehouse must meet benchmarks in its infrastructure, technology, sustainability, safety, and compliance with local regulations. Ultimately, grade-A warehouses are […]

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Stevedoring’s Role in the Suez Canal Economic Zone

The Suez Canal is a vital hub for international trade, connecting the East and West by linking the Mediterranean and Red Seas. This strategic positioning ultimately shortens routes for cargo ships and enables them to transport goods to and from Europe, Asia, and Africa more efficiently. As more and more vessels began to take advantage of the Suez Canal, processes and maritime activities were put in place to ensure optimal operations. One of these is stevedoring. What is stevedoring? Stevedoring refers to the process of loading and unloading cargo from ships. Although it sounds simple at first glance, many tasks and activities go into the process to ensure the smooth transition of goods between the vessel and the port. It […]

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Agility Invests in KSA Growth Vision

As I head to Saudi’s FII conference, known as “Davos in the Desert” this week, I am reflecting on the pace of change I’ve personally witnessed in KSA.

Saudi Arabia’s progress in its journey to becoming a Tier 1 global logistics hub has been impressive. It’s clear the Kingdom is already ahead of many key targets and on course to meet many more, diversifying its economy and enhancing its global profile.

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Sustainable Logistics Parks in the Middle East/GCC

The Middle East/Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region has been a subject of tremendous growth and development in recent years. This is primarily due to its efforts to achieve economic diversification, which intensified the demand for efficient logistics solutions and sustainable operations. In response, the Middle East/ GCC region has invested and developed infrastructure to meet the demand — sustainable logistics parks. The sustainable logistics parks in the Middle East/ GCC are changing how goods are handled, processed, stored, and transported. With their eco-conscious practices, designs, and approaches, the infrastructure is spearheading the move towards sustainability in the region. In this article, we explore the sustainable logistics industry in the Middle East/ GCC. What are sustainable logistics parks, and how many […]

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Logistics Leader DSV to Operate from Agility Logistics Park – Maputo

DSV chooses the Agility warehouse park as most efficient option in Mozambique MAPUTO, Mozambique – Oct. 2, 2023 – DSV, one of the world’s largest freight and logistics providers, has chosen the Agility Logistics Park in Mozambique as the location where it will manage storage and distribution for a global beverage customer. The Agility park is the leading warehouse facility in Mozambique’s capital, Maputo. DSV has leased 12,000 SQM at the facility with the possibility to add an additional 2,000 SQM to help its customer meet seasonal demand for raw materials, bottles, packaging and finished products. Philipp Buechler, Managing Director, DSV Mozambique, commented “At DSV, a safe, secure, and efficient distribution center is fundamental to our business model. The Agility […]

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The Route to Transport Decarbonization

At the 2023 WTO Public Forum, Agility’s Tarek Sultan joined a panel that explored the opportunities and challenges to facilitate the movement and take-up of zero- and low-emissions technologies in transport, as well as the role that trade policy can play in the broader decarbonisation agenda.

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Data Centers in the Middle East

Data centers are often thought of as the backbone of the internet, and for good reason. Without data centers, we would not be able to store or access the massive amounts of data that are generated every day. They are becoming increasingly important in the Middle East as the region’s economies transform digitally. In this article, we discuss key points you need to know about data centers in the Middle East and how Agility can help data center operators grow faster in the region. What are data centers and what services do they offer? Data centers are facilities that house computer systems and their associated components, such as telecommunications and storage systems, including servers, etc. Data centers typically require a […]

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