Officials signing the protocol

Officials signing the protocol

Agility to develop logistics hub in Suez

July 2018

The Suez Canal Authority has signed a protocol of cooperation with Agility, a leading global logistics provider, to establish a logistic centre in Egypt’s East Port Said Governorate, an important and strategic site on the Mediterranean Sea.

The protocol was signed by Admiral Mohab Mamish, chairman of the Suez Canal Authority and chairman of the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone), along with Tarek Sultan, vice chairman and CEO of Agility, said a statement from the company.

Under this protocol, Agility will develop a hub with international standard logistics infrastructure to enhance the importing and warehousing of raw materials, as well as the export and distribution of intermediate and final goods through the Suez Canal Ports, it said.

The company will also provide world-class solutions for Egyptian customs, including the modernisation and automation of the customs processes. This will improve the speed at which commodities are moved and strengthen the supply chain in a fast and secure manner. These improvements, in turn, will help decrease supply chain costs for the industrial operations across the various areas of the economic zone.

Admiral Mamish said: “The establishment of the East Port Said project is in line with the Egypt 2030 Vision. It also achieves Egypt’s development goals in creating an integrated sustainable economic growth through the creation of new job opportunities and enhancing Suez Canal Zone status as a commercial and industrial hub.”

He added that the protocol of cooperation with Agility is one of the significant steps in the Economic Zone’s development plan, noting that Agility is one of the world’s largest logistics companies operating in the Arab region. 

Admiral Mamish announced that the protocol aims to study the investment in the development and marketing of both the logistics and industrial areas. It also includes the development of a ‘green’ logistics hub for value-added services, in addition to applying advanced customs technology solutions that facilitate trade.

Sultan said: “Egypt’s prominent location allows access to strong regional markets and trade routes, making it an ideal site for a regional distribution hub. Given the global demand for access and presence in the continent, we have continuously invested in Africa.”

He continued: “Establishing an integrated industrial and logistics hub in partnership with SCZone, as well as providing modernised, automated customers services, matches our Africa strategy and further highlights Egypt’s role as a key regional player.”

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