Agility acquires leading ocean freight forwarder in South China

Agility has strengthened its presence in China through the acquisition of Guangzhou Runtong International Transportation Company Limited (GRITCL), which is primarily focused on ocean freight forwarding services in Guangdong.

The company has 138 employees across six provinces in China and branch offices in Guangxi, Sichuan, Fujian, Yunnan and Chongqing. 

When the acquisition is complete, Agility will have 14 offices in China and operations will be directed from the companys China headquarters located in Guangzhou.

Agility has worked with GRITCL for the last six years and the company is an established business partner.

It is important that we provide our customers with comprehensive services to meet their individual business needs throughout China.  By integrating Guangzhou Runtong International Transportation Company Limited into our global network, we have extended our reach into the region and enhanced our service offering. said Wolfgang Hollermann, Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific for Agility.

Going forward we plan to invest in the expansion of GRITCL and its range of services to include airfreight and logistics solutions for our customers in south China. Hollermann added.

David Li, the principal for GRITCL will become Agilitys General Manager, South China, Ocean Freight said: We are very pleased to be joining Agility as our customers will be able to benefit from an expanded range of services and can leverage the strengths of our global network.

About Agility

Agility is a global provider of integrated supply chain solutions with more than 20,000 employees, 450 offices in 100 countries around the world and over $4.5 billion in annual revenue.  A publicly traded company, we offer our customers truly personalized service and flexible solutions tailored to meet their individual business needs, supported by a comprehensive network of warehousing facilities, transportation and freight management services. 

Our customers span a range of industries from technology and retail to consumer products and oil and gas.  In addition, Agility has three specialized business units: Defense & Government Services, Project Logistics, and Fairs & Events Logistics, each with dedicated teams to meet the complex customer requirements in these markets. 

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