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November 2014

Agility unit wins UK deal

KUWAITI logistics firm Agility has said a wholly owned unit has won an $82.5 million contract from Britain’s Ministry of Defence to manage household moves for ministry and armed forces personnel.

The contract, secured by Agility Defence and Government Services, will run from October 2014 to April 2016, the company said in a statement to the Dubai bourse.

 

ALS acquires Clarion stake

INDIA-based Apollo LogiSolutions (ALS), a subsidiary of logistic provider Apollo International, has acquired a majority stake in UAE-based Clarion Shipping Services for over Rs2 billion ($32.79 million).

The move will help ALS expand into West Asia, Africa and Southeast Asia.

ALS will also be able to access over 20 countries where Clarion has a strong presence and extend its footprint to nearly 100 countries globally.

 

Dnata’s terminal plans

DNATA, one of the world’s largest air services providers, will begin construction on a new cargo terminal at Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central (DWC) in the second quarter of 2015, said a senior official.

The terminal is in the final design stage and is likely to have an annual capacity of between 1 million and 1.6 million tonnes, Jon Conway, senior vice president – UAE airport operations, Dnata, said.

It will have an initial capacity of 500,000 tonnes a year and construction is targeted for completion by the end of 2016.

 

Etihad, Avianco to partner

ETIHAD Cargo, the freighter division of Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways, is set to partner with Avianca Cargo, the cargo division of leading Latin American carrier Avianca, based in Colombia, to deploy freighter flights.

Under the commercial deal, the flights will be deployed from Milan (Italy) Malpensa Airport to Bogotá, Colombia and from Bogotá to Amsterdam in the Netherlands, said a statement.

The new service will operate twice weekly from November 12, providing an important cargo connection between Europe and South America.

 




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