COVID-19 Case Studies
Global Cargo Movements from Thailand for a Leading Tire Company
Over six months, Agility Thailand moved 9,000 tons of rubber for a leading tire manufacturing company. The shipments, which originated in Thailand and went to various locations in Europe, Brazil and the United States, required meticulous planning and organization.
Agility GIL & DGS Team Up to Transport US-Donated X-Ray Machines to Kazakhstan
Agility Kazakhstan recently received X-ray machines and equipment weighing 96,860 kg from the United States for donation to six Kazakh defense outposts.
Getting COVID-19 Tests from Germany to Libya
An Agility customer needed 100 boxes of COVID-19 test kits moved from Germany to Libya as quickly as possible.
Moving COVID-19 Vaccines into Asia
Agility recently managed the urgent movement of 1.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine for a government customer in Asia, securing a charter flight and equipment availability in just one and a half days following final approval for the shipment by regulatory authorities at origin and destination.
Moving COVID-19 medication from Japan to Hungary
When the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs needed to import COVID-19 medication from Japan, it called on Agility.
Transporting Vital Auto Parts Across Italy in One Day
Agility Italy recently transported crucial auto parts across Italy in one day to keep production going for a prominent automaker.
Storing, handling and dispatching supplies for UNICEF Lebanon
In Lebanon, Agility supported UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund, to store and kit supplies related to its COVID-19 response.
Building a Sweden-China Air Solution
When the Swedish health authorities faced shortages of critical personal protective equipment (PPE), EQL Pharma offered to help source from China.
Agility Delivers Medical Equipment to Government Health Office
Agility recently delivered 6,000 cartons of medical garments to a European public health office for the fight against COVID-19.
Getting Protective Gear to Dialysis Centers in Ireland
B. Braun, a medical and pharmaceutical device company, needed to get critical COVID-19 equipment moved from China to Ireland.
Securing PPE & Medical Equipment in 20 Days
SEHA cooperated with Agility and Etihad Airways to successfully secure personal protective equipment and medical materials for hospitals and medical centres in the UAE within just 20 days - a process that would typically take six months.
Getting Medical Supplies to Pandemic Hospitals in Turkey
Agility supports a major medical equipment company to deliver more than 118 tons of medical equipment to two new pandemic hospitals in Istanbul, Turkey.
Keeping Iraq’s Oilfields Working
Despite severe restrictions on movement, Agility Iraq kept multi-national customers that operate in northern Iraq’s oilfields supplied with drilling chemicals and turbine parts, trucking key supplies hundreds of kilometres from the southern part of the country.
DGS, GIL Team to Deliver for UK Fire & Rescue Services
To get personal protective equipment (PPE) to 50 UK Fire & Rescue Service locations, Agility DGS teamed with GIL and Eurogroup, a key DGS partner for UK Ministry of Defence household goods moves.
Performing ‘Virtual Audit’ for Key Pharma Customer
In the midst of the UK’s nationwide lockdown, the ACI Group approached Agility with an urgent need for space to store human and veterinary Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) and excipients.
Moving PPE from China to Canada
Working with new and existing clients, Agility arranged five Boeing 777 charters from Shanghai to Montreal, supplying the Canadian market with more than 15 million face masks.
Getting Medical Supplies through Massive Congestion in Shanghai
A company exporting COVID-fighting medical equipment for a government customer in Europe was unable to get the goods to Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) in time for a scheduled flight, as a result of the massive, miles-long traffic congestion and backup of freight at the airport.
Getting Sanitizer Production Plant Running in 10 Days
A leading global chemicals manufacturer wanted to build a new hand-sanitizer production facility in France within 10 days of approval by the company’s board, as part of its effort to respond to the Coronavirus crisis.
Moving Critical Cargo to a Major Multinational Healthcare Company
A major multinational healthcare company assigned Agility the task of moving 23 tons of glass vials from its supplier in Italy to Galeão (GIG) International Airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Getting a Middle East government’s strategic inventory in place
The national medical supply procurement body of a Middle East nation turned to Agility to set up centralized storage and create 27,000 pallet positions for stocks of strategic inventory to combat COVID-19.
Quick response to European MoD’s urgent need in Africa
In response to the pandemic, a European defence ministry decided in March to evacuate military families stationed in Kenya as part of an ongoing training mission there.
Agility JV to Procure Vital COVID Supplies, Deploy Testing Units
Agility has launched Global Response Aid (GRA), a Dubai-based company established to procure certified diagnostic, testing and protective products and offer services such as a contact-tracing app and mobile testing used in the detection, treatment and prevention of COVID-19.
Sending coffee by air from Switzerland to Australia
In the midst of rate spikes and confusion over shifting government air crew requirements, Agility put together two Air Canada Boeing 787 charter flights to ship 45 tons of coffee capsules from Zurich to Sydney, via Toronto, and delivered
Air charter put together quickly for urgent power industry repair
Travel restrictions in Saudi Arabia prevented engineers from flying to Riyadh to perform maintenance on a gas turbine rotor used to generate electricity, so the rotor assembly had to be shipped to the United States.
Charter moves critical lab supplies to US
When available airline capacity from Sweden was taken out of the market, Agility was asked by a leading life sciences provider to organize a charter into New York’s JFK International Airport.
Collaboration gets critically needed supplies to Ireland
Obtaining PPEs and other critically needed supplies to battle COVID-19 has become a competition for the highest bidder.
Keeping a mega-project on track
Agility completed delivery of 20 locomotives from the United States to Egyptian National Railways (ENR) in Alexandria, Egypt, despite constraints and challenges that arose as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Agility, Emirates partner on exclusive charter
Agility worked with Emirates SkyCargo to deploy a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on a unique mission to transport close to 50 tons of fresh hazelnut paste from Istanbul to Melbourne via Dubai.
Stepping in to move blocked coffee shipment
An international foods giant appealed to Agility for help when a massive shipment of Brazilian coffee bound for Greece was stuck in transit in port at Valencia, Spain.
Air charters move urgently needed PPE to Australia
Based on its record as a trusted provider of transport and logistics services to governments and NGOs around the world, Agility was mobilized to provide emergency logistics services to Australia’s state and federal health departments.
Making Space for Vital Supplies in Riyadh
A leading company in procurement, logistics and supply chain management for pharmaceuticals, medical devices and supplies for governmental hospitals asked Agility to prepare secure warehouse space for additional safety stock of supplies intended to help in the battle against Coronavirus.
Finding Alternatives for India’s Pharma Manufacturers
Agility has found and continues searching for alternative routes to keep the flow of vital medicines going.
Shipping urgently needed supplies after Beirut explosion
Following the Port of Beirut explosion in August 2020, Agility was asked by International Health Partners (IHP) to assist with a series of shipments of critically needed medical supplies.
Moving Soaps Across Indonesia
Agility moved 150,000 bars of soap across the country for a global consumer goods company that donated soap to humanitarian organizations in Indonesia, including UNICEF, as part of its COVID-19 response.
Delivering Food to 1,000 Families in Kuwait
Agility worked with the Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) to deliver 1,000 cartons of essential food supplies.
Agility Helps Design Food Security Plan, Provides Warehousing
When a GCC country detected its first COVID-19 cases, the government moved quickly to prioritize food security and bolster the supply chain.
Donating warehouse space to fight COVID19
Agility provided free warehousing and local transportation services for two months to a GCC nation as part of its COVID-19 response.
Supporting the Kuwait Red Crescent Society’s initiatives
Agility has worked closely with the Kuwait Red Crescent on humanitarian relief initiatives.
Moving PPE for seven hospitals in Mozambique
Agility moved two truckloads of PPE from Johannesburg, South Africa, to Maputo, Mozambique, for PLeDGE Health, a U.S.-based NGO. PLeDGE is working to set up the first emergency room in Mozambique.
Life-saving logistics: Preparing vulnerable countries for the COVID-19 pandemic
Frank Clary, VP for Sustainability at Agility, explains what Agility is doing to help prepare humanitarian organizations in vulnerable countries for the COVID-19 pandemic, including import/export constraint mapping, gathering information on capacity, and donating warehouse space. This version has English subtitles.