Impact Publications : AirCargo_248
AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • APRIL -MAY 2017 • Page 7 Flying ark repopulates Tbilisi Zoo A TIGER, seven red-neck wallabies, six Barbary sheep and 24 African penguins made a trip from Amsterdam, the Netherlands to Tbilisi, Georgia recently on a Coyne Airways B777 freighter. The animals were donated as part of a project to repopulate the zoo, following a flood caused by a freak storm in June 2015 that killed 20 people as well as many animals. A significant number of the creatures that survived the flood escaped onto the streets of Tbilisi, leading to the broadcast of surreal scenes worldwide, including a giant African hippopotamus grazing on roadside greenery, and bears perched next to air conditioning units on the first floor of a residential building, all struggling to stay above water. The zoo lost more than half of its pre-flood population, with more than 300 animals drowned or shot by emergency forces. “Efforts to rebuild the zoo have been ongoing since the tragedy struck, and Tbilisi Zoo has received international support and donations,” said Martyn Griffin, sales manager Coyne Airways. Agility adds a fifth Singapore warehouse GLOBAL logistics company Agility has acquired a two-sto- rey warehouse close to Changi International Airport, giving it more than 55,741sq metres of warehouse space in total in Singapore. The company has operated in Singapore for more than 40 years and employs more than 400 people there. It owns four other warehous- es on the island. Through the expansion, Agility will offer more services including automated quality in- spections; a container-manage- ment e-system; a large-scale recycling program for packing materials and enhanced ware- house management systems with regional data backup and business-continuity features. Mykell Lee, Agility chief executive Singapore, said the company’s decision to invest S$25.5 million (US$18.25 mil- lion) in the warehouse is a sign of its long-term commitment and belief in Singapore as one of the world’s foremost trans- portation and shipping hubs. Agility’s acquisition comes as Singapore is expanding and upgrading port and airport infrastructure as part of its strategic plan to strengthen its position as a global logistics powerhouse and emerging leader in fast-growing Asian e-commerce. While historically a B2B provider in Singapore, Agility has recently partnered with a number of customers to help expand their supply chains from brick-and-mortar stores to e-commerce home delivery.