KUWAIT CITY, Jan. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Kuwait & Gulf Link Transport (KGL), an international logistics firm based in Kuwait, today announced that the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has awarded it a new contract to lead logistics and distribution operations for U.S. military personnel across the Gulf region.
Under the terms of the contract, the fifth of its kind awarded by the DLA, KGL will procure, import, store and distribute food products from both United States of America and local sources to support more than 20,000 U.S. military personnel in Kuwait, Iraq and Jordan. KGL will provide services primarily from its procurement and distribution hub in Kuwait. The value of the contract is estimated to be $690M, but not to exceed $1.38B for a duration of 60 months.
"For more than two decades, KGL has been one of the premier logistics suppliers for the U.S. military in the Middle East. We are grateful for the confidence the U.S. government continues to have in KGL," said Sam Khatib, Chief Business Development Officer, KGL. "We look forward to continuing to work with the U.S. military on solving complex logistics challenges and supporting the American mission in the Gulf region."
For more than 60 years, KGL has been providing comprehensive logistics solutions for international commercial and government clients, most notably the United Nations and the U.S. Government throughout the Middle East.
KGL is a long-standing supporter of the U.S. Military and its military service men, women and veterans, working alongside the U.S. Military throughout the Middle East to fulfil a number of mission requirements. As part of its continued commitment to the U.S. troops, KGL has established a Veteran's Educational Endowment at the University of the Pacific for qualifying veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. KGL is also a strong supporter of the Association of the US Army in Kuwait, and sponsors a number of fundraising and other special events for the soldiers stationed in Kuwait. KGL is an active member with the American Business Council Kuwait and a strong advocate for continued and strengthened business cooperation between the United States and Kuwait.
SOURCE Kuwait & Gulf Link Transport