Tag Archives | Agility

Agility Center of Excellence Opens in Rumaila

Agility has opened a state-of the-art training facility, known as the Center of Excellence, at the Rumaila Energy Park in southern Iraq. In partnership with Strategic Analytics Team (SAT), the Center of Excellence offers training courses for the local workforce in the oil and gas industry, led by internationally accredited trainers. Training covers a wide […]

Agility pays $95m to settle US Civil Case

Agility Public Warehousing Co. KSC (Agility), a Kuwaiti company, has agreed to globally resolve criminal, civil, and administrative cases arising from allegations that Agility overcharged the United States when performing contracts with the Department of Defense (DOD) to supply food for U.S. troops from 2003 through 2010. As part of the global resolution, Agility has […]

Restrata, Agility train Iraq’s Oil and Gas Workers

By John Lee. Restrata, a global player in consultancy and training services, has reportedly partnered with UAE-based logistics provider Agility to offer specialised training for oil and gas sector employees at the Rumaila Energy Park (REP). British-owned and UAE-headquartered, Restrata was created with the mission to build client resilience and optimize operations through effective management […]

Agility Iraq receives ISO Certification

By John Lee. Agility’s GCC Services subsidiary in Basra has received the ISO 9001 certification, making it the first integrated remote site services company in the city to receive the certification. The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) accreditation certificate was given following a site audit conducted by Bureau Veritas. TradeArabia reports that the Iraq unit […]

Agility Wins $80m Majnoon Contract

By John Lee. Kuwait-based Agility Public Warehousing company, has announced that through its fully owned subsidiary in Iraq has been awarded a 3-year logistics contract from Shell Iraq Petroleum Development B.V. As part of this contract, Agility will be managing all related freight forwarding services for the contract from different locations around the world into […]

Contractors Get $138bn from Iraq War

By John Lee. Research by the Financial Times shows that the top 10 American and foreign contractors in Iraq have secured business worth at least $72 billion between them, with the total for all contractors coming in at $138 billion. Top of the list is KBR (formerly Kellogg Brown and Root), which was once run […]

KRG’s Hawrami Welcomes UK Energy Delegation

The UK’s leading trade association for oil and gas supplies and services on Thursday concluded its first mission to the Kurdistan Region. Dr Ashti Hawrami, the Kurdistan Regional Government’s Minister of Natural Resources, met the delegation from the Energy Industries Council (EIC), which was accompanied by the British Consul General Hugh Evans. After their meeting […]

Iraq Mobile Telcos Unlikely to Make IPO Deadline

Iraq’s three main mobile phone companies – Zain Iraq, Asiacell and Korek – appear unlikely to meet a month-end deadline to list on the local stock exchange, raising the chances of them being penalised, according to Reuters. The companies are required by Iraqi law to launch initial public offerings on the Iraq Stock Exchange (ISX) by […]

4th Mobile Phone Licence Could Go for $2bn

Iraq’s communications minister said he expected the country’s planned fourth mobile phone licence to fetch between $1 billion to $2 billion [2.4 trillion Iraqi dinars] in an auction expected by the end of this year. According to Reuters, Mohammed Allawi said the expected cost for the licence, including installations and infrastructure costs, could be in […]

France Telecom, Agility, Take 44% of Korek

France Telecom-Orange and its partner Agility, a leading logistics company, have announced a binding agreement on Monday with the shareholders of Korek Telecom to acquire a 44% stake in the Iraqi mobile operator. France Telecom-Orange will contribute its marketing, commercial and technical expertise to reinforce Korek Telecom’s leading position in the Kurdistan region of Iraq […]

New Fraud Suit Re Iraq Military Contracts

Bloomberg reports that U.S. prosecutors have filed a civil suit against Kuwaiti logistics company Agility, accusing it of defrauding the government over food contracts to the U.S. military in the Middle East worth $9.8 billion. Agility was the largest supplier to the U.S. Army in the Middle East during the war in Iraq and a […]

Indicted Firm Wins Extension of Iraq Contract

The Defense Department is being forced to extend multimillion-dollar contracts for services in Iraq, including one with a firm under criminal indictment, because losing bidders have legally challenged the companies selected as replacements, according to a report from the Washington Post. The Kuwaiti firm Agility, charged in November 2009 with overbilling food contracts worth $8.5 […]