Coming Soon: Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index 2012 –

On January 17, 2012, Agility and Transport Intelligence will launch the second edition of the authoritative Agility Emerging Markets Logistics 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.

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

As 2011 draws to a close, what started earlier in the year as the Arab Spring now looks likely to continue well into 2012. Just how profound have the repercussions been on business across the region? How far will the ripple effects travel? With Saudi Arabia and UAE both figuring in the top 10 of last year’s Index, how will they fare one year later? And will Egypt, having dropped out of the top 10 to 13th in 2011, lose further ground on the back of this year’s uncertainty?

“Events this year have clearly transformed the Middle East as a whole,” said Essa Al-Saleh, President & CEO, Global Integrated Logistics, Agility. “Over the long-term, we see prospects for the region as good – with more focus than before on growth and job creation. For the short term, we look to the 2012 Index to provide us with additional insight on how the region has fared this year and how investor confidence looks as we head into 2012.”

This measured optimism is supported by initial feedback from logistics executives around the world in initial soundings from the 2012 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index survey, with many respondents believing the Arab Spring is making the region more attractive for investment rather than less.

New in the Index second edition
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 also features 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 identify the factors shaping the economic destiny of key countries, including the “Arab Spring” nations.

How the Index works
The Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index, launched in January 2011, ranks and analyzes the world’s most vibrant developing logistics markets.  It spotlights the new wave of markets contending to become the major logistics hubs of the future.

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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