–  Are Emerging Markets Weathering the Storm of Uncertainty?

The Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index, launched in January 2011, ranked and analyzed the world’s most vibrant developing logistics markets.  It spotlighted the new wave of markets contending to become the major logistics hubs of tomorrow – and highlighted the enormous potential of countries such as UAE, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Vietnam.

Second edition, January 17, 2012 – reporting on a momentous year of change and uncertainty

On January 17, 2012, Agility  and Transport Intelligence will launch the second edition of the authoritative Index – one that will show how the tumult, change and instability of recent months has affected more than 40 of the world’s emerging markets.

New in 2012 will be the addition of Kuwait and Libya into the country rankings. The 2012 Index will also provide an informed look at the patterns of world trade, where massive and significant changes are underway.

The 2012 Index is accompanied by a more expansive survey of senior logistics professionals around the world. They’re asked to identify the best and least promising emerging markets, and to isolate the factors shaping the economic destiny of key countries, including the “Arab Spring” nations.

“At this time of economic uncertainty, the Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index will provide an important window on the impact of the European financial crisis on the emerging world,” said John Manners-Bell, Chief Executive Officer, Transport Intelligence. “It will also track how the momentous events in the Middle East have affected investor confidence across the region.”

How the Index works

Developed in collaboration with Transport Intelligence, the Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index:

·         Ranks each market’s performance in two separate tables – those with annual GDP greater than $300 billion and GDP less than $300 billion.
·         Offers rich insights into particular countries and regions.
·         Evaluates what makes the market attractive to companies in logistics, air cargo, ocean shipping and freight forwarding.
·         Takes into account market size and attractiveness for growth – and rates each country’s international and domestic transport infrastructure.
·         Tracks developments over the past year.

For more information about the Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index, please visit: www.agilitylogistics.com/emergingmarkets.

 
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About Agility

From its roots in emerging markets, Agility brings efficiency to supply chains in some of the globe’s most challenging environments, offering unmatched personal service, a global footprint and customized capabilities in developed countries and emerging economies alike. A publicly traded company, Agility is one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics with close to $6 billion in annual revenue and more than 22,000 employees in 550 offices across 100 countries. For more information about Agility, visit www.agilitylogistics.com.

About Transport Intelligence

Headquartered in the UK, Ti is one of the world’s leading providers of expert research and analysis dedicated to the global logistics industry. Utilising the expertise of professionals with many years experience in the mail, express and logistics industry, Transport Intelligence has developed a range of market leading web-based products, reports, profiles and services used by all the world’s leading logistics suppliers, consultancies and banks as well as many users of logistics services. For more information about Transport Intelligence, visit www.transportintelligence.com


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