Agility wins contract with ExCeL London, while Saudia Cargo boosts capacity from Nairobi to Amsterdam in February.
Global logistics provider Agility has been awarded a new contract by ExCeL London, an international exhibition and convention center, to be its exclusive supplier of logistics services.
Under the new three-year contract, Agility Fairs & Events will partner with ExCeL to provide event organizers, exhibitors and contractors with event transportation and logistics, pre- and post-show storage, on-site receiving and delivery, forklift/mechanical handling equipment, and customer logistics advice and support.
According to a statement from the company, Agility Fairs & Events is the only logistics company with on-site staff offices and warehousing at ExCeL. Agility re-located its London-based Fairs & Events team to ExCeL in 2012.
“Being based at ExCeL gives Agility unrivalled knowledge of the facility and the ability to cater for any logistics requirements on-site or anywhere in the world via its global network of more than 500 offices,” Agility said.
Saudia Cargo will boost its freighter capacity from Nairobi to Amsterdam by 25 percent for the month of February. The carrier said in a statement it will operate at least six extra B747F flights to accommodate heightened export market demand for Kenyan flowers into Europe.
Because these extra frequencies will supplement the carrier’s existing six weekly scheduled B747F flights, they represent an increased monthly consolidated capacity of 3,000 tons in the trade.
Ken Mbogo, regional director of Saudia Cargo Africa, said of the increase, “Saudia Cargo’s strong schedule On-Time-Performance (OTP) and continuous proven agility to deploy extra frequencies during such seasonal peak periods has amplified our position as a leading carrier in the Kenyan airfreight market.
“This serves as a yet another powerful testimony of our steady progressive support to the Kenyan floricultural industry over the recent years, as well as our dedication going forward,” added Mbogo.