Agility expands overland fleet across GCC Region

Logistics provider receives 95 trucks in Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, and Bahrain

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KUWAIT: Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has expanded its regional overland fleet by adding 95 new Mercedes-Benz Actros 2041S 4×2 tractors to its Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and Bahrain operations.

The expansion represents an investment of more than $7.5 million and is part of Agility’s regional growth strategy. The trucks will be used for both domestic and cross-border trucking across the Gulf.

Agility’s new trucks are equipped with a spark-prevention mechanism that meets strict safety requirements in the oil and gas and petrochemicals industries. The vehicles also emit less carbon dioxide than older trucks, supporting Agility’s commitment to the environment.  Elias Monem, Agility CEO for the MEA region, said: “Thanks to increased investment in infrastructure and construction projects across the Gulf, we have witnessed a steady increase in demand for goods to be transported by road across the GCC. We expect this trend to increase in the coming years. Our investment in the latest additions to our regional fleet allows us to meet the increasing demand for overland logistics, while ensuring that our drivers have a safe and comfortable working environment.”

As part of its investment in overland transport, Agility has deployed its own fleet and transport management system, called MicroTransport. The system includes several features, providing accurate tracking and reporting to safety adherence requirements, along with information on the mechanical condition of the truck and its location. The system enables Agility to minimize downtime and offer customers unique visibility of their goods at all times.

Agility’s long-term vendor, Emirates Motor Company (EMC), the authorized distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Abu Dhabi and the flagship company of Al-Fahim Group supplied the Abu Dhabi fleet. In Kuwait, 20 new trucks were supplied by Abdul Rahman Al-Bisher & Zaid Al-Kazemi Company. The25 trucks purchased in Bahrain were supplied by Al Haddad Motors, Authorized General Distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Bahrain.

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.

This article was published on 31/05/2017