Agility has strengthened its East China ocean freight service capabilities with a strategic partnership agreement with Shanghai International Port Group Logistics (SIPGL). The agreement covers all ocean freight activities and LCL/FCL and break bulk cargo, giving Agility unprecedented access to the complete infrastructure of SIPGL, including depot management, vessel planning and loading, trucking, door-to-port and port-to-door, Container Freight Station warehousing, brokerage, booking agency and port handling.
Agility is the first foreign logistics services provider to be given access to all of SIPGL's port operations and services. As the sole port operator in Shanghai and for all the Yangtze River ports, SIPGL gives Agility increased access options and the ability to offer a wide range of services covering the ports of Shanghai, Jiangsu, Hebei, Anhui and Chongqing.
A key element of the new agreement is that it will enable Agility to provide an integrated sourcing solution and a seamless transition of its customers' cargo. The strategic partnership will also significantly improve Agility's exception handling capabilities.
"We are delighted to embark on this strategic partnership with Shanghai International Port Group Logistics as we believe it will enable us to offer our customers enhanced levels of service and options," said Thomas Gronen, Managing Director, Agility East China. "We have seen a significant increase in demand for our ocean freight services across China. This partnership provides us with an improved platform from which we can better serve our customers in East China."
Miao Qiang, SIPGL Vice General Manager, was present at a ceremony to sign the agreement with Chris Price, Agility CEO Asia Pacific.