Agility Acquires Geopetrol in Canada

    Leading logistics provider expands its presence in the international oil
    and gas industry with latest acquisition

    TORONTO, Sept. 2 /CNW/ -- Agility, a leading global logistics provider,
today announced the acquisition of Geopetrol International Limited, a top
freight forwarding and logistics company specializing in the Canadian oil and
gas market.
    Geopetrol's range of services include all aspects of freight forwarding,
including air, ground, sea freight, customs clearance, and warehousing.  The
company has a special focus on project logistics, including heavy lift and
oversize cargo shipments, as well as other specialized project forwarding
services for the Canadian oil and gas industry.
    With offices located in Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta, and St. John's,
Newfoundland, Geopetrol has a strong customer base throughout the country.
These locations now add on to Agility's network of over 550 worldwide offices
and 32,000 employees.
    "Geopetrol is a strong addition to Agility's operations in Canada and
contributes the necessary talent and expertise we require to expand our oil &
gas and project cargo offerings," said Mark Soubry, Chief Executive Officer of
Agility Canada.  "This acquisition gives us strategic capabilities to tackle
the growing opportunities within Canada and into other international oil and
gas markets," he said.
    Customers will greatly benefit from the combined synergies of the two
companies, according to Larry Weischwill, SVP Americas of Agility Project
    "Strengthened operations will offer customers better services and
solutions through Agility's extensive global network and focus on personal
service," he said.
    "It is a pleasure for us to be a part of the huge Agility network," said
Ron Hedlund, President, Geopetrol, in Edmonton.  "Their geographic reach and
broad portfolio of services will be of great advantage to Geopetrol, while our
specialized services and the niche market will indeed be an additional asset
to Agility worldwide."
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