Agility has said that it will invest $100m over three years to launch Shipa.com. Shipa is a digital logistics platform that helps customers manage their freight, e-commerce and urban deliveries online.
Operating in three business units, Shipa Freight helps small and medium-size businesses move freight, Shipa Ecommerce manages e-commerce fulfilment, delivery and returns and Shipa Delivery provides same-day, next-day and on-demand urban delivery services across the Arabian Gulf.
Powered by Agility’s global network and infrastructure, Shipa.com will leverage Agility’s logistics expertise and resources and will act as ‘Agility’s innovation arm’.
After interviewing 800 SMEs, Agility found that 78% wanted to see their logistics move online. Agility Chairwoman Henadi Al-Saleh said: “Shipa helps close that gap, empowering small businesses to take advantage of the opportunities being created by the global digital economy.”