Agility, a leading global logistics and logistical infrastructure provider is to build a 40 acre logistics distribution park at the Tema free zone enclave in collaboration with the government of Ghana. Mr Kweku Ricketts-Hagan, Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, on Thursday broke the ground for the construction of the International standard Logistics Park on a 40-acre land at Tema .
The Kuwait based logistics service provider in a press release stated that the park is part of a series of logistics hubs that it plans to build across the African continent, which it hopes will provide international standard logistics infrastructure to local, regional and global companies operating in Ghana and beyond..
Speaking on this latest investments in the African region, Agility CEO, Africa said that “Agility is a world leader in developing logistics parks around the globe and is committed to developing a network of quality distribution parks in Africa. By providing much needed import and export routes in and out of Africa”, Agility Distribution Parks will help companies operate in Africa with the reliable, modern and secure infrastructure they need to grow their business.”
The park to be built here in Ghana just like other agility distribution parks would be focused on providing undisturbed power, IT connectivity and security for tenants, creating an international platform from which companies can efficiently operate their businesses. Offering 2PL, 3PL and 4PL solutions.
The Minister mentioned that an International Logistics Park such as this provided direct access to global transport networks and enabled direct transshipment of large volumes of goods without the need for long winding intermediary operations. He further added that such an investment would strategically position and link Ghanaian businesses to the global market in the wake of increasing customer dynamics and supply chain complexities.
Agility’s CEO Africa went on to add that , the company’s decision to opt for the country is a step in the right direction since
“Ghana is an attractive location to launch the network of new Agility Distribution Parks thanks to a long-term stable and transparent government, fast-growing GDP and increasing prominence as a regional commercial hub in West Africa.”
The first phase of the park will be complete and operational in the last quarter of 2015, and when fully occupied will include 100,000 sqm of bonded and non-bonded warehouses with ancillary services.
The development of such a facility in Ghana is necessary to improve the distribution system thereby increasing companies’ competitiveness. In this modern day of globalization, such a distribution hub is necessary to help reduce logistics costs and improve logistics efficiency by improving the flow of business services processing and raw material procurement.
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