Agility to develop 40-acre distribution park in Ghana

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|Jan 23|magazine6 min read

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Agility, a leading global logistics and logistical infrastructure provider, has broken ground on construction of a distribution park on a 40-acre site in the Tema Port Free Trade Zone Enclave in Accra, Ghana.

The Agility Distribution Park, one of a series of logistics hubs that Agility is building across the African continent, will provide international standard logistics infrastructure to local, regional and global companies operating in Ghana.

The network of Agility Distribution Parks being developed across Africa will serve the growing requirements of Agility’s existing and new customers as they seek distribution facilities across the continent to meet the demands of the burgeoning growth in both the FMCG and commercial markets.

Speaking on this latest investment into the region, Geoffrey White, Agility CEO for Africa said: “Agility is a world leader in developing logistics parks around the globe and is committed to developing a network of quality distribution parks in Africa. By providing much needed import and export routes in and out of Africa, Agility Distribution Parks will help companies operate in Africa with the reliable, modern and secure infrastructure they need to grow their business.”

Agility Distribution Parks focus on providing undisturbed power, IT connectivity and security for tenants, creating an international platform from which companies can efficiently operate their businesses. Offering 2PL, 3PL and 4PL solutions, Agility operates its own warehouses and also designs and builds warehouses on its distribution parks for third parties.

White said: “Ghana is an attractive location to launch the network of new Agility Distribution Parks thanks to a long-term stable and transparent government, fast-growing GDP and increasing prominence as a regional commercial hub in West Africa.

Quality logistics infrastructure is a key driver of new foreign direct investment, stimulating improved trade flows, prosperity and job creation.”

The first phase of the park will be complete and operational in the last quarter of 2015, and when fully occupied will include 100,000 square metres of bonded and non-bonded warehouses with ancillary services.

Agility brings efficiency to supply chains in some of the globe’s most challenging environments. It is a publicly traded company with over $4.8 billion in revenue and more than 20,000 employees in over 500 offices across 100 countries.

For more information about Agility, visit http://www.agility.com/EN/About-Us/Pages/Press.aspx