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KGL awarded US government contracts worth almost $2bln – Company looking forward to continuing to work with the US military: Khatib

KUWAIT CITY, March 10: Kuwait and Gulf Link Transport Company (KGL) announced that two of its subsidiaries have been awarded transportation and supply contracts with the US Army worth up to $2B (USD). One of its subsidiaries, KGL Transportation was awarded the US Army’s Heavy Lift 8 (HL8) transportation contract, providing heavy haul transportation services in the Gulf Region, Iraq and Jordan. The maximum value of the contract is $550M (USD) for a duration of five years.

In January 2018, KGL Food Services, also a subsidiary of Kuwait and Gulf Link Transport Company (KGL), was awarded the Subsistence Prime Vendor (SPV) contract with the US Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). The maximum value of the contract is worth $1.380B (USD) for a period of 24 months, with option periods increasing the contract duration to an additional 60 months. KGL will provide food procurement and distribution services to the US military in Kuwait, Iraq and Jordan.

Sam Khatib, Chief Business Development Officer at Kuwait & Gulf Link Transport Company (KGL), said that “KGL is a premier provider of integrated Supply Chain Management services in the Middle East, fulfilling the Transportation, Logistics, Port Management, Shipping and Freight Forwarding needs of countless regional and international clients since the establishment of the company more than 60 years ago in 1956.”

Khatib added that for more than two decades KGL has been one of the leading logistics providers to the US military in the Middle East and that the Prime Vendor contract is the fifth contract awarded to KGL by the US Defense Logistics Agency.

Khatib is looking forward to continuing to work with the US military on solving complex logistics challenges and supporting the US military mission in the Gulf region.

Khatib said that for more than 60 years, KGL has been providing comprehensive logistics solutions for international commercial and government clients throughout the Middle East, most notably with the US Government and the United Nations.

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