Agility goes on double acquisition spree
- Agility Expands with Medgroup Acquisitions. // Supply Chain Europe;Jan2008, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p12
The article reports on the expansion of the global logistics provider Agility Logistics Co. with the acquisition of the Paris, France-based Medgroup LLC companies that include Medorient Algeria, Medorient France and Med-Logistics UK.
- Cutting the Railroads In. Gallagher, John // Traffic World;9/30/2002, Vol. 266 Issue 39, p28
Focuses on the emergence of transportation relationship between freight forwarders to railroads in the U.S. Advantages of the transportation relationships; Reference on the service mix experience between merged Eagle and Circle International firms; Implications for transportation industry in...
- Is Bigger Better? Selwitz, Robert // Export Today's Global Business;Nov99, Vol. 15 Issue 11, p48
Questions the advantages of consolidating smaller firms into bigger companies in the forwarding industry. Why companies refuse to merge with smaller firms; Example of a forwarding company that expanded and thrived in the global market; Sign of stability in companies. INSET: Moving Beyond Mail.
- A Danzas Christmas. Krause, Kristin S. // Traffic World;1/3/2000, Vol. 261 Issue 1, p37
Focuses on the plan of Deutsche Post to acquire freight forwarding AEI. Elimination on the duplicative expenses for positive to overweigh the negative; Details on the tools for success; Competition among companies.
- Agility Adds in China. // Traffic World;10/6/2008, Vol. 272 Issue 40, p16
The article reports on the acquisition of Baisui United Logistics by Agility Logistics in China. The said activity has been considered the second major acquisition in the country in 2008. The move is said to give Agility the opportunity to extend its domestic reach in the country's...
- MERGERS' LOGISTICS COMPLEXITY. Biederman, David // Journal of Commerce (1542-3867);4/30/2012, Vol. 13 Issue 16, p44
The article focuses on merger and acquisitions (M&A) in the global logistics industry. Agility Logistics acquired more than 40 companies between 2004 and 2009 and made it the world's 17th-largest logistics provider. PricewaterhouseCoopers U.S. transportation and logistics leader Ken Evans says...
- High costs threaten US airfreight industry. Caton, Robert F. // Journal of Commerce (1542-3867);3/8/2004, Vol. 5 Issue 10, p62
Discusses the changes in business philosophy in the U.S. air-cargo industry. Mergence of forwarder with forwarder and then with integrators; Movement of cargo consolidations via integrators; Problems that face the heavy-cargo industry in line with typical business philosophy.
- Strategy for CAPACITY. Page, Paul // Journal of Commerce (1542-3867);6/13/2011, Vol. 12 Issue 22, p4
The author discusses the seemingly incongruous acquisitions in the U.S. shipping market, which is a strategy for managing capacity. He says that the acquisitions are not that big but those who are looking at how carriers manage their capacity should assume that international forwarders are not...
- Oceanwide takes Editrade. Hickey, Kathleen // Traffic World;5/17/2004, Vol. 268 Issue 20, p16
Reports on the acquisition of Micro Software Services by the Montreal, Quebec-based freight forwarder, Oceanwide to develop a logistics system for small and mid-size freight forwarders. Automation of services; Freight management and compliance solution for companies; Web-based tools for freight...