Logistics provider singled out for investments and corporate social responsibility in Africa
DUBAI – December 13, 2018 – Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has been recognized as Company of the Year by both The West Africa Regional Magazine and at the Meet the Farmers conference.
Agility Africa was named “Logistics Company of the Year” at the 2018 Meet the Farmers Conference last month in Dubai. The award recognized Agility Africa for its investments and initiatives across the continent, as well as for its corporate social responsibility activities. The Meet the Farmers Conference connects large-scale agricultural commodity producers with buyers.
In August, Agility Africa was selected as “Investment Company of the Year” by The West Africa Regional Magazine (TWARM), which recognized Agility Africa for its contributions to the growth and development of Africa through infrastructure solutions and world-class warehouses.
Agility is building a network of international-standard logistics parks in key markets across Africa to support the development of domestic and regional trade. Agility Africa currently has a 41-acre logistics park in Ghana and will open logistics parks in Maputo, Mozambique; Lagos, Nigeria; and Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire in 2019.
“Agility Africa believes that in order to support economic development and drive growth and prosperity, the necessary infrastructure must be in place to enable trade. Being recognized with these awards is testament to our commitment to developing world-class logistics and warehouse parks across the continent,” said Geoffrey White, CEO of Agility Africa.
The Logistics Company of the Year award was presented at the Meet the Farmers at the H-Hotel in Dubai, under the patronage of H.E. Saud Salim Al Mazrouei. The awards honored companies in logistics, agri-tech, sustainability, business excellence, as well as those involved in UAE and African development. The “Investment Company of the Year” award was presented at the TWARM awards dinner in Dubai and honored companies in Investments, Business and Leadership.
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 more than $4.1 billion in revenue and more than 22,000 employees in over 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.
Across Africa, Agility is developing a network of international-standard distribution parks to provide warehousing, reliable infrastructure and secure environments that offer consistent power and connectivity. Agility’s experience in emerging markets enables it to move cargo from anywhere in the world to any destination safely, on time and on budget for consumer goods makers, energy and mining companies, and other customers. In addition to logistics solutions, Agility also develops and manages fuel infrastructure and distribution, airport services and ground handling, remote site camps and catering, and customs modernization solutions across Africa.
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