Infrastructure Investment

Improving access to quality logistics infrastructure and services drives economic growth, a more equitable trade system, and sustainable development. According to the United Nations, infrastructure constraints affect firm productivity growth by about 40%. Agility is investing heavily in infrastructure and trade-facilitating services across the Middle East, Asia, and Africa.

Agility Logistics Parks

EXAMPLES OF SUSTAINABLE WAREHOUSE FEATURES

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Warehouse orientation is considered to avoid direct sun light and maintain low thermal heating (Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey,Bahrain)

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Double glazed windows (All Africa, Kuwait, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Turkey, Pakistan)

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Xeriscaping incorporated with planting draught resistant trees with drip irrigation system (UAE, Saudi Arabia)

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Factory made aluminum sandwich walls and roof panels for better insulation (All Africa, Kuwait, Bahrain, UAE, Saudi Arabia)

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Paved roads are made of locally manufactured asphalt that has low embodied energy of 4930 MJ/m3 as opposed to commonly used the concrete interlock bricks which have 5170 MJ/m3 (All Africa, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, Bahrain, Pakistan)

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Filon Skylights to stop UV and reduce heat by 85% (All Africa, Kuwait, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Egypt)

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Dock shelters and sealed dock levelers (All Africa, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, Pakistan)

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Light exterior paint colors for better reflection (All Africa, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, Bahrain, Pakistan)

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LED lighting to improve energy efficiency (All Africa)
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Locally available natural sand is used to achieve road leveling which avoids back filling and import of external back filling material (UAE, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman)

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Warehouse orientation is considered to avoid direct sun light and maintain low thermal heating (Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey,Bahrain)

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Double glazed windows (All Africa, Kuwait, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Turkey, Pakistan)
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Xeriscaping incorporated with planting draught resistant trees with drip irrigation system (UAE, Saudi Arabia)

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Factory made aluminum sandwich walls and roof panels for better insulation (All Africa, Kuwait, Bahrain, UAE, Saudi Arabia)
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Paved roads are made of locally manufactured asphalt that has low embodied energy of 4930 MJ/m3 as opposed to commonly used the concrete interlock bricks which have 5170 MJ/m3 (All Africa, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, Bahrain, Pakistan)
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Filon Skylights to stop UV and reduce heat by 85% (All Africa, Kuwait, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Egypt)
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Dock shelters and sealed dock levelers (All Africa, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, Pakistan)
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Light exterior paint colors for better reflection (All Africa, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, Bahrain, Pakistan)
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LED lighting to improve energy efficiency (All Africa)
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Locally available natural sand is used to achieve road leveling which avoids back filling and import of external back filling material (UAE, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman)

Agility's Responsibility

We aim to invest in the potential of emerging and frontier markets, providing high-quality, secure and efficient infrastructure and services that contribute to social and economic development, including Agility Logistics Parks, modernizing airport services in 30 countries in the Middle East and Africa, and the digitization of customs to facilitate faster, more accurate trade transactions.

Agility has a role to play in addressing this challenge for 3 reasons:

Local Expertise

Agility has unique expertise dealing with the practical challenges of trade in some of the most challenging and fast-growing markets in the world.

Our Scale & Reach

The scale and reach of our business makes us uniquely positioned to leverage the power of global trade to improve the lives of our diverse stakeholders.

Our Heritage

As one of few industry leaders with roots outside Europe and the United States, our heritage gives us a unique perspective on the variety and complexity of challenges companies face in underserved markets.

How Agility infrastructure contributes to sustainable growth

GCC transforms lives through training and good employment in conflict zones

GCC Services sees its work in remote regions as an opportunity to influence a better way of doing business, including setting a high standard for human rights and labor standards of its suppliers, implementing good environmental practices, and training local employees.

Digital customs to speed up trade in emerging markets

In many emerging market countries, customs clearance delays lead to lost cargo and capital, hindering trade, as well as trade’s ability to power economic growth. Many emerging market countries still depend on paper-based customs processing systems, with myriad government entities operating physically together, but without clear procedures for cooperation. Traders lose time moving from window to window, waiting for signatures and approvals, with cargo delayed by days, and sometimes even lost or expired in transit.

National Aviation Services brings world-class training to aviation in Africa

In 2018, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) recognized NAS Uganda, formerly Entebbe Handling Services Limited (ENHAS), as a Top Performing IATA Accredited Training School (ATS) in Africa and the Middle East. That year, the school trained 477 individuals, offering a range of aviation industry training programs for NAS employees, local and international aviation customers.

Agility Africa

Agility has demonstrated its long-term commitment to sustainable growth in Africa through its plans to build Agility Logistics Parks in 50 locations across the continent. World-class logistics services and expertise, and secure environments with access to power and IT services, address common challenges of infrastructure in many African countries.

These investments also inspire confidence in global manufacturers who are looking to localize production, multiplying job creation and economic development. Our warehouse parks in Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire, Mozambique and Nigeria are already breaking down barriers to trade, enabling local businesses to grow and creating jobs and prosperity.

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