Track

Please enter your tracking number

Get In Touch

Connecting your business to
the world

Let us take on your logistics while you take on the world. Shipa - making the global economy your economy.

NEWS

Agility Launches New Online Forwarding Platform Shipa Freight™

Byshipa 17 Apr, 2018

DUBAI – April 17, 2018 – Agility, a leading global logistics provider, today announced Shipa Freight, the first fully integrated online freight service that allows users to get rate quotes and book, pay and track ocean and air shipments around the world.

Shipa Freight provides instant, no-obligation rate quotes from the countries that account for 95% of global trade and allows users to manage their international shipments with a simple, easy-to-use tool accessible by desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile app.

“Shipa Freight is a simple, technology-driven answer for small and medium-size businesses trying to take the complexity out of their international shipping,” said Agility CEO Tarek Sultan. “It gives them the transparency, flexibility, competitive pricing and customer service that the industry offers only to multi-nationals and high-volume customers.”

Shipa Freight is backed by Agility’s global network of more than 22,000 experienced employees in 500 branches and over 100 countries. It gives customers the support of a trusted global network and allows small and medium-size companies to access the world’s growing markets. Agility customer support is available 24/7 to help them book and manage their shipments, or to get rates for routes not quoted online.

“Shipa Freight’s digital platform allows users to complete a shipment completely online,” said Toby Edwards, CEO of Shipa Freight. “This includes shipment booking, a range of payment options, and online tracking, which have not been widely available for small and medium-size businesses until now.”

In a recent Agility survey of 800 SMEs, small and medium-size companies said they needed the complexity taken out of compliance, customs requirements and cross-border bureaucracy if they were to do more international trade. Shipa Freight helps customers overcome these issues by providing a compliance database with information on documents required on all trade lanes, helping them navigate the legal and regulatory requirements that are obstacles for many small businesses.

“Shipa Freight is unique among online freight services,” Sultan said. “It offers both air and ocean, including Full Container Load (FCL) and Less than Container Load (LCL) options. It provides users with the ability to manage their freight from start to finish via quote-book-pay-track features and 24/7 customer service. And it makes use of Agility’s existing global network and scale, which means it’s got built-in flexibility, expertise, and deep understanding of how to move freight around the world.”

Shipa Freight is one of several technology-led innovations that Agility is using to make logistics more efficient and drive down costs for customers.

About Agility

Agility is one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics. It is a publicly traded company with more than $4.6 billion in revenue and more than 22,000 employees in over 500 offices across 100 countries. Agility Global Integrated Logistics (GIL) provides supply chain solutions to meet traditional and complex customer needs. GIL offers air, ocean and road freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution, and specialized services in project logistics, fairs and events, and chemicals. Agility’s Infrastructure group of companies manages industrial real estate and offers logistics-related services, including customs digitization, waste management and recycling, aviation and ground-handling services, support to governments and ministries of defense, remote infrastructure and life support.

Other news article

Featured Blog

31Jul 2019

Small and Medium-Size Companies in the UAE Experiencing Sharp Exporting Growth But Severe Roadblocks Remain

Technology is giving smaller companies ‘virtual scale’ needed to compete  DUBAI – July 24, 2019 – Ninety-one percent of small and medium-sized businesses doing cross-border trade in the UAE are focusing on global growth and expect export revenues to growth over the next few years, according to research by online freight service Shipa Freight.  Shipa …

Read more
Featured Blog

24Jul 2019

Shipa Delivery Expands to Kuwait, KSA, Bahrain, Oman

Delivery leader now serving businesses, consumers in five GCC countries DUBAI (June 29, 2019)  – Shipa Delivery, a leading provider of local and cross-border delivery services in the Middle East, is now offering same-day, next-day and on-demand delivery in five GCC countries, expanding from its original market in the UAE, to launch operations in Kuwait, …

Read more
Featured Blog

16May 2019

Shipa Delivery & Monkibox Team up for Toys With Wings

Children’s Charity, Hi-Tech Delivery Company, and Subscription Toy Retailer Forge Partnership to Deliver Ramadan Smiles Dubai, May 21, 2019 – Shipa Delivery, a last-mile delivery provider in the GCC, and Monkibox, a children’s subscription ecommerce company that supplies monthly boxes of developmental toys, books, and products to parents’ doorsteps, have joined forces for Ramadan to …

Read more

Subscribe To Our Newsletter