Agility’s Tradelanes magazine brings you the latest news on logistics trends from emerging and developed markets around the globe. Click here to read the newest issue, which takes an in-depth look at economies in Southeast Asia.

Known as the Association for Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN), countries like Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam are playing an increasingly critical role in global trade flows. Today, intra-Asian trade accounts for more than 50 percent of total trade in Asia, and ASEAN countries are China’s third largest trading partners after the EU and the U.S.

This issue of Tradelanes magazine talks about the changing dynamics in the region. It showcases fast-growing industries, and some of the challenges related to infrastructure, security, and supply chain disruptions. It also takes a look at its long-term development potential. We examine in greater detail the wide disparity between the hotbed economies of Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore, and those still in early phases of development, such as Myanmar and Laos.

As always, we also highlight Agility’s presence in this vibrant part of the world. Far from being newcomers, we have worked in Singapore since 1975, Malaysia since 1985, Thailand since 1989 and Indonesia since 1992. And that long-standing experience shows. In this issue, you will read about the work we do for Nike on domestic distribution in Indonesia, get an overview of our contract logistics capabilities throughout the region and learn how Agility is creating new overland trade routes between Southeast Asia and China for our customers. You will also learn more about how Agility manages risk in a part of the world which is vulnerable to natural disasters. This issue of Tradelanes takes a look at what flooding in Thailand meant to Western Digital, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of hard drives, and how Agility responded to help secure Western Digital’s supply chain.

As a leader in emerging markets, we are committed to continuing to provide our customers with information about what it takes to be successful in these fast-changing parts of the world.