Logistics leader to provide door-to-door logistics solutions in 42 countries
KUWAIT – May 13, 2013 – Agility, a leading global logistics provider, announced today it has won a new contract with the Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC), one of the leading oil companies in the Middle East. The five-year contract, worth an estimated $24.4 million, will begin this month.
As part of the contract, Agility will provide ocean, air and road transport services to move KNPC procurements worldwide. Agility will supply KNPC’s projects with spare parts, pipes and oversized parts that require special handling. It will also provide procurement and purchasing, origin logistics, customs clearance, freight forwarding and local transportation in Kuwait and the country of origin.
“The contract plays to many of our core strengths,” said Tarek Sultan, Chairman and Managing Director, Agility. “We are able to bring together our oil and gas expertise, heavy-lift capability and high-value services, and tailor them to our customer’s needs. Through our global network, we can make all of these services available in locations where KNPC needs us to be.”
“As one of the largest oil refining companies in the world, we were looking for a global logistics partner who could match our scale, understand our needs and meet our demanding operational standards worldwide,” said Fahed Al Ajmi, Chairman and Managing Director, KNPC. “In Agility, we have found such a partner.”
“This win is a testament to the strength of our specialized capabilities in oil and gas services and is further proof of our expertise in helping customers expand their business within challenging environments,” said Ali Mikail, Senior Vice President, Kuwait and Levant, Agility.
Agility brings efficiency to supply chains in some of the globe’s most challenging environments, offering unmatched personal service, a global footprint and customized capabilities in developed and developing economies alike. Agility is one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics. It is a publicly traded company with over $5 billion in revenue and more than 22,000 employees in 500 offices across 100 countries.
Agility’s core commercial business, Global Integrated Logistics (GIL), provides supply chain solutions to meet traditional and complex customer needs. GIL offers air, ocean and road freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution, and specialized services in project logistics, fairs and events, and chemicals. Agility’s Infrastructure group of companies manages industrial real estate and offers logistics-related services, including e-government customs optimization and consulting, waste management and recycling, aviation and ground-handling services, support to governments and ministries of defense, remote infrastructure and life support.
For more information about Agility, please visit www.agilitylogistics.com.