Agility partners with Shell Eco-marathon to ship vehicles
Mar 16, 2017: Logistics giant Agility has signed a partnership agreement with Shell to ship vehicles and offer technical advice to teams of university students competing in the annual Shell Eco-marathon and Drivers World Championship events.
As a part of the partnership, Agility will ship the vehicles and related equipment and will manage receipt, handling and final delivery to the Changi venue in Singapore, to Detroit, and to the Olympic Park venue in London.
Shell Eco-marathon challenges student teams around the world to design, build, test and drive ultra-energy-efficient vehicles. The competition, held in Singapore, Detroit and London, is split into two classes. Vehicles in the Prototype class are designed for maximum efficiency. The UrbanConcept class features vehicles with more practical designs.
The Shell Eco-marathon Drivers’ World Championship brings together the world’s best UrbanConcept teams to compete in a race to identify the world’s fastest energy-efficient driver.
Agility Fairs & Events will provide the teams with technical advice required to safely pack their vehicles and advise them on customs procedures and requirements.
“Shell Eco-marathon demands innovative problem-solving, creativity and collaboration from the future engineers and scientists who are competing on three continents,” said Norman Koch, general manager for Shell Eco-marathon.
“Those are qualities we feel we also need from our partners.”