Agility, a leading global logistics and warehouse provider has opened a new Agility Logistics Park in Maputo, adding to its growing network of international-standard warehouse parks serving key African markets.
The new 290,000 SQM Agility park is strategically located on the new Maputo ring road in the Marracuene-Chiongo district, providing easy access to the burgeoning Maputo market and road connections to the major highways leading to the large markets in the north of Mozambique and to South Africa.
The 32,000m2 of Agility warehousing constructed for the first phase of the development provide ready-built, secure, international-standard facilities that are available to lease by both local companies and multinationals. Tenants lease the warehouses for storage, distribution, packaging, processing, assembly and light manufacturing.
Agility warehouses meet international environmental standards and feature eco-friendly construction materials. Agility used energy-efficient roof and side-insulated panels; wind-driven roof fans; skylights for natural lighting; LED and energy-saving bulbs; and solar-powered streetlights. The site will recycle paper, plastic, metal, and carton waste. It provides eco-friendly waste management services and carbon footprint reporting.
The Agility Logistics Park in Maputo is part of an expanding network of quality warehouse parks that Agility is funding and developing across key markets in Africa to support the development of domestic and regional trade. Other Agility Logistics Parks are located in Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire and Nigeria.
Geoffrey White, CEO Agility Africa, said: “We believe that the provision of international-standard warehouses in Africa for storage, distribution and light manufacturing is one of the fundamental building blocks necessary for economic growth. The Agility Logistics Parks enable companies, whether multinationals or small and medium local enterprises, to access quality infrastructure easily, quickly and cost effectively, enabling growth and prosperity.”