Agility to test Cold Box technology for pharmaceutical customers in India

MUMBAI, India – May 3rd, 2018 – Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has signed an agreement with Cold Box Express to offer innovative shipping solutions for temperature-sensitive cargo.

Cold Box offers an active temperature-control pallet shipper, designed for mixed-load ground transportation. The shipper is a pallet-sized interior compartment with precise temperature control and range, extended hold times, and 24/7 near-real-time tracking and monitoring.

Under the terms of the partnership, Agility will test one Cold Box as part of a pilot to move cargo for pharmaceutical customers in India. The device will be used for LCL reefer shipments, as well as to move pharmaceutical products to difficult-to-reach locations, areas prone to power cuts, and for last-mile delivery.

Agility will be testing the product initially in the Indian market before a formal launch for customers. While the partnership is limited to India at this time, Agility and Cold Box hope to expand the partnership to Southeast Asian, European and Middle Eastern markets.

Satish Lakkaraju, Chief Commercial Officer for Agility India, said, “At Agility, we believe in offering unique, cost-effective solutions that can help customers achieve a more secure cold chain. In the Indian market, where temperatures rise to over 45°C, moving temperature-sensitive cargo can be a challenge. Cold Box’s solution is easy to handle, and perfectly suited to our customers’ needs.”

Cold Box Express CEO Foster McDonald said, “Agility has a track record of being a pioneer in adapting new technologies. We see our product perfectly suited for the Indian and other South Asian markets where temperature variations are extreme and traditional passive solutions fall short. COLD BOX is a young company with a unique solution that can be offered for temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals, consumer foods, and numerous other sensitive and valuable cargo types.”

Agility is one of the largest freight forwarders and logistics providers in India, where it operates from 55 locations and controls 140,000 square meters of warehouse space, covering all major ports, airports and inland locations in the country. In the pharmaceutical sector, Agility helps companies move, store, distribute and manage goods in the highly attractive Indian market and helps Indian companies looking to explore opportunities outside of the country.

About 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 more than $4.6 billion in revenue and more than 22,000 employees in over 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.

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About COLD BOX EXPRESS, INC

Founded in 2014 in Arab, Alabama, USA, COLD BOX Cold Box Express, Inc. manufactures a revolutionary end-to-end, palletized, and self-powered (battery operated) shipper or Cold Box. Cold Box shippers are an economical, easy to use, and reliable alternative for palletized or lesser volume refrigerated transport. They are an economical and proven technology that is available to keep temperature related shipping excursions as a low risk area.

The system is competitive with, if not superior to, traditional refrigerated transport methods, offering adjustable temperature set points of -10°F to 140°F (-20°C to 60°C), precise temp control (±1°C), and a built-in heating element to protect payload freezing!

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New service enables businesses to quote, book, pay and track freight online

DUBAI – April 17, 2018 – Agility, a leading global logistics provider, today announced Shipa Freight, the first fully integrated online freight service that allows users to get rate quotes and book, pay and track ocean and air shipments around the world.

Shipa Freight provides instant, no-obligation rate quotes from the countries that account for 95% of global trade and allows users to manage their international shipments with a simple, easy-to-use tool accessible by desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile app.

“Shipa Freight is a simple, technology-driven answer for small and medium-size businesses trying to take the complexity out of their international shipping,” said Agility CEO Tarek Sultan. “It gives them the transparency, flexibility, competitive pricing and customer service that the industry offers only to multi-nationals and high-volume customers.”

Shipa Freight is backed by Agility’s global network of more than 22,000 experienced employees in 500 branches and over 100 countries. It gives customers the support of a trusted global network and allows small and medium-size companies to access the world’s growing markets. Agility customer support is available 24/7 to help them book and manage their shipments, or to get rates for routes not quoted online.

“Shipa Freight’s digital platform allows users to complete a shipment completely online,” said Toby Edwards, CEO of Shipa Freight. “This includes shipment booking, a range of payment options, and online tracking, which have not been widely available for small and medium-size businesses until now.”

In a recent Agility survey of 800 SMEs, small and medium-size companies said they needed the complexity taken out of compliance, customs requirements and cross-border bureaucracy if they were to do more international trade. Shipa Freight helps customers overcome these issues by providing a compliance database with information on documents required on all trade lanes, helping them navigate the legal and regulatory requirements that are obstacles for many small businesses.

“Shipa Freight is unique among online freight services,” Sultan said. “It offers both air and ocean, including Full Container Load (FCL) and Less than Container Load (LCL) options. It provides users with the ability to manage their freight from start to finish via quote-book-pay-track features and 24/7 customer service. And it makes use of Agility’s existing global network and scale, which means it’s got built-in flexibility, expertise, and deep understanding of how to move freight around the world.”

Shipa Freight is one of several technology-led innovations that Agility is using to make logistics more efficient and drive down costs for customers.

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About Agility

Agility is one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics. It is a publicly traded company with more than $4.6 billion in revenue and more than 22,000 employees in over 500 offices across 100 countries. Agility 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 customs digitization, waste management and recycling, aviation and ground-handling services, support to governments and ministries of defense, remote infrastructure and life support.

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Award Recognizes Business Excellence and Best Practices in the UAE

ABU DHABI, UAE – April 04, 2018 Agility, a leading global logistics provider, received the Silver Award for business excellence at the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award (SKEA), held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

The award was presented to Agility at a ceremony held at the Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi. Agility Abu Dhabi was recognized for its excellence in quality and innovative offerings to its logistics customers. Agility has adapted world-class practices based on the European Foundation of Quality Management (EFQM) model that promotes business excellence and facilitates continuous improvement. Present at the ceremony were His Highness Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court and member of the Executive Council, and other senior officials.

Bassel El Dabbagh, CEO, Agility Abu Dhabi, said, “Being recognized for the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award is testament to our unflinching commitment to quality of services and furthering best practices in the sector. The award recognizes the innovation offered by Agility, which promotes business excellence and facilitates continuous improvement. It also underscores our contribution to the logistics industry, to supply chain infrastructure in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and to the economy of the UAE.”

Established in 1999, the SKEA recognizes companies across a range of categories and is fully aligned with international best practices. It has been designed with the goal of providing support to the large business community in the country and is awarded to both government and private-sector enterprises. The prestigious award, an initiative of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry, aims to actively promoting a culture of continuous improvement and enhancement of competitiveness within the business sector in the UAE. Companies are measured by results, customer focus, leadership, talent development, continuous learning, innovation, partnership development and public responsibility.

In Abu Dhabi, Agility provides logistics and freight forwarding services including air, ocean and land, warehousing and distribution, cross-border trucking, customs clearance, project logistics, chemical logistics, and fairs and events logistics. It caters to the oil and gas industry, and the agricultural, chemical, defense and healthcare sectors.

Photo Caption: Bassel El Dabbagh, CEO, Agility Abu Dhabi, receives the award from His Highness Hamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court.

About 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 more than $4.6 billion in revenue and more than 22,000 employees in over 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.

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Employees in 28 countries participate in collection drive in partnership with UNHCR

 KUWAIT CITY – April 1, 2018 – Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has concluded an internal fundraising initiative to support the activities of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

For the second year in a row, Agility employees in 28 countries donated to the month-long fundraising campaign, and Agility matched all employee contributions. Over 2017 and 2018, Agility has helped more than 480 Syrian refugee families – approximately 2,400 people.

All funds raised will be channeled through UNHCR to support its cash assistance programme helping most vulnerable refugee families living in Jordan. Through the innovative iris scan technology employed by UNHCR, families receive monthly cash distributions, with donations delivered directly to recipient families through ATM machines. Jordan is among the first countries in the world to use iris scanning technology enabling refugees to access funds made available by UNHCR, without the need for a bank card or PIN code. Cash assistance programmes have proved to be one of the most cost-effective ways to deliver aid, and also have the double benefit of supporting the local economy in Jordan’s urban environment.

Ali Mikail, Senior Vice President, Agility GIL Kuwait and Levant said, “At Agility, we work with customers, employees, industry partners and non-governmental organizations to do our part in ensuring a more sustainable future. We are strongly committed to social responsibility activities where we believe in their importance and impact on society and we understand the role our company has in supporting people in need. Refugees are people who need assistance and we’re glad to partner with organizations like UNHCR to provide displaced people with the needed support.”

UNHCR is dedicated to the protection of refugees and forcibly displaced individuals, and to ensure everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution, war or disaster at home. UNHCR helps save lives and build better futures for millions forced from home, by offering assistance and durable solutions in emergencies and crises. UNHCR and partners provide refugees and other persons of concern with a network of services including shelter, clean water, sanitation and healthcare, as well as cash based interventions to the most vulnerable.

Dr. Hanan Hamdan, Head of UNHCR Office in Kuwait, said, “We thank Agility and its employees for their contribution and support to our humanitarian operations in Jordan. This initiative comes as an extension to the partnership between UNHCR and the Kuwaiti private sector, well known for its response to humanitarian crises around the world. Agility’s contribution will help alleviate the challenges many refugees in Jordan face.”

 

Agility has a globally recognized corporate social responsibility (CSR) program, covering humanitarian logistics, community volunteerism, fair labor and environmental sustainability. Agility’s humanitarian logistics program has supported humanitarian partners, including the United Nations World Food Programme, in more than 50 pro-bono projects related to natural disasters and complex humanitarian emergencies. Since 2006, Agility has completed more than 1,700 community education, health or environment projects affecting more than one million people in 80 countries, including the construction or refurbishment of 38 schools in 18 countries. In addition, Agility has trained more than 10,000 employees on the company’s fair labor policies and practices in 15 countries. Agility has received a silver rating from EcoVadis, an independent supplier sustainability rating agency, and the CSR program is ranked in the top 9% of the supply chain & transportation industry

To find out more about Agility’s corporate social responsibility activities, please visit the company’s CSR page www.sustainability.agility.com.

 

Photo Caption: Syrian refugee Aysha, 28, daughters Arwa, 5, Fatmeh, 7, husband Ghareeb, 32, and son Emad, 2.5, outside their shelter at Zaatari refugee camp, Mafraq Governorate, Jordan. Aysha and her family had yet to receive winter cash assistance and were in dire need of help. CREDIT LINE: © UNHCR/David Azia

About 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 more than $4.6 billion in revenue and more than 22,000 employees in over 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.

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SINGAPORE – March 29, 2018 – Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has partnered with UnaBiz, an Internet of Things (IoT) solutions company, to lead the digitization of event logistics and provide enhanced tracking for exhibitors.

The partnership between Agility and UnaBiz will help identify and address the various pain points in the niche events industry with innovative IoT tracking solutions designed to be simple and low cost.

While general logistics requires location tracking, event logistics requires more precise tracking and monitoring. Agility Fairs & Events will deploy a range of UnaBiz sensors and trackers with built-in environmental monitoring capabilities that provide readings on humidity and temperature– all essential for safe movement of fine art and important features for galleries, museums, collectors and artists.

Priscilla Leong, COO of Agility Fairs & Events, said: “The value of IoT in event logistics lies in real-time alerts and data. When we collect data on the movement of a customer’s assets around the world, we will be able to better plan and predict the manpower and storage requirements at their facilities. We will also get more accurate estimates of exhibits’ arrival time, which is valuable to organizers and exhibitors alike.”

Leong added: “We work on indoor and outdoor events, in remote areas and in connected areas, and we manage assets of shows around the world, in large-scale exhibition arenas that can span hundreds of thousands square meters with thousands of exhibits.”

By using UnaBiz’s Sigfox Low Power Wide-Area network, Agility Fairs & Events can make a variety of tracking solutions available to customers. With minimal capital investment, low-power consumption, and global coverage, the solutions will be highly scalable industry-wide.

Jonathan Tan, Managing Director of UnaBiz Singapore, said: “UnaBiz is very excited to work with Agility to develop innovative solutions in global tracking and asset management based on low-power connected sensors and predictive analytics. By empowering Agility’s customers to track the status of their assets anytime, anywhere, we will set a new benchmark in sensing and data analytics that will revolutionize the entire industry.”

Agility Fairs & Events is one of the world’s leading exhibition specialists, handling more than 8,000 trade fairs, exhibitions and events annually, and providing full end-to-end fine art logistics with a global network of art-handling partners. Agility Fairs & Events is the first logistics company in Asia to be ISO-certified specifically for fine art logistics.

 

About 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 more than $4.6 billion in revenue and more than 22,000 employees in over 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.

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About UnaBiz

UnaBiz is an end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT) solutions company dedicated to accelerating the adoption of IoT worldwide. As the exclusive network operator of Sigfox’s low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) in Singapore and Taiwan, UnaBiz is the leading company in Asia to roll out a nationwide IoT network.

UnaBiz wants to shape the future by providing cost-effective and energy-efficient IoT solutions, that include wireless infrastructure, device and beyond. This ubiquitous network will allow businesses to connect millions of devices simply, affordably and globally.

UnaBiz helps businesses collect and analyse data from millions of devices allowing businesses to maximise the efficiency of their resources, increase productivity, detect and controlling anomalies and accelerate resolution or even prevent them entirely. Our objective is to help businesses realise the true value and full potential of IoT that was previously too costly to deploy. For more information, see www.unabiz.com

 

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 Logistics provider teams up to transform global, cross-border supply chain

BAAR, Switzerland – Feb. 6, 2018 – Agility, a leading global logistics provider, is the first freight forwarder to collaborate on a Maersk-IBM solution to provide more efficient and secure methods for conducting global trade by using blockchain technology to manage and track container shipments.

Agility has agreed to identify events associated with individual shipments and to share and receive information about them via the distributed ledger blockchain technology developed by IBM and Maersk.

Agility’s goal is to reduce costs and increase shipping efficiency by integrating information about shipments onto a secure platform accessible to shippers, carriers, freight forwarders and others in the supply chain.

“Blockchain technology is going to make shipping cheaper, safer and more reliable. As early adopters, companies like Agility can help Maersk and IBM understand the needs of shippers and develop standards that will make trade more efficient,” said Essa Al-Saleh, CEO of Agility Global Integrated Logistics. “We can help customers understand how to use blockchain to improve shipment visibility, eliminate paperwork, reduce errors, and shorten transit and clearance times.”

Blockchain is a secure, immutable and tamper-resistant ledger that can be used to track shipments, documentation and payment transactions. Its digital infrastructure can connect parties in the supply chain, giving them access to information and real-time visibility based on their level of permission.

Documentation and administration are estimated to be one-fifth of the $1.8 trillion spent annually to move goods across borders. In addition to showing the location of containers in transit, blockchain can show the status of customs documents, bills of lading and other documentation. It can improve workflow, cut processing costs and enhance visibility by integrating shipping processes and partners.

Customs and border authorities can use the technology to improve the information available for risk analysis, leading to increased safety and security as well as greater efficiency in border inspection clearance.

“For Agility, it’s important to be involved early in blockchain and to work with forward-thinking companies like Maersk and IBM,” Al-Saleh said. “Together, we have a lot to learn and share in order to bring the benefits of this technology to shippers and consumers as quickly as possible.”

About 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 $4 billion in revenue and more than 22,000 employees in over 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.

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Third consecutive win recognizes logistics leader’s ocean freight consolidation center

BAAR, Switzerland – Dec. 20, 2017 – Agility, a leading global logistics provider, received the Third Party Logistics Award at the 2017 Automotive Supply Chain Global Awards for the third consecutive year, recognizing the company for its innovative European freight consolidation center in Stuttgart, Germany.

At the 9,000 sqm facility, Agility provides quality and quantity inspections and arranges outbound processes for one of the world’s largest suppliers of automotive components. The goods flowing through the consolidation center include a wide range of automotive components destined for the customer’s main production plants worldwide.

“The center is a pilot project that has already seen great success, giving Agility the opportunity to expand our experience in buyer’s consolidation operations, while providing the customer with a well-run warehouse at a strategic location for its operations,” said Mohammed Esa, Agility Senior Vice President of Global Business Development.

The annual Automotive Supply Chain Global Awards is organized by Three6Zero, publisher of Automotive Supply Chain magazine and other leading industry titles. The awards recognize companies and individuals making significant contributions and improvements to the supply chain and logistics sector in the global automotive industry. Agility was among 20 companies and individuals in the automotive industry recognized for innovative ways of doing business.

About 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 more than $4.1 billion in revenue and more than 22,000 employees in over 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.

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Multiple stores including Virgin Megastore, Massimo Dutti, Bershka and Paul set to open in UAE capital’s major retail and leisure destination

Kuwait, 11 December 2017: Reem Mall, Abu Dhabi’s new up and coming entertainment, dining and shopping destination, has announced a significant new partnership with Azadea Group, the premier lifestyle retail company which boasts an infrastructure of more than 650 stores spread across a dozen countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

As part of the agreement, Azadea Group will bring 11 influential brands to Reem Mall, totalling an area coverage of more than 4,200 sq. m. The Group’s popular franchise brands such as Virgin Megastore, Massimo Dutti, Bershka and Paul will add further value to the mall’s retail offering.

Commenting on the partnership, Shane Eldstrom, Chief Executive Officer of Al Farwaniya Property Developments, said: “Our mission is to provide shoppers and visitors with a world-class retail experience and this significant new agreement with Azadea Group brings us closer to achieving this ambition. Azadea Group is a highly respected premier lifestyle retail company and they share our passion and commitment of the highest quality standards in customer care. We are very pleased to be enhancing Abu Dhabi’s retail landscape by working alongside them.”reem.jpg​

Marwan Moukarzel, Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Azadea Group said: “Our partnership with Reem Mall embraces our mission to further extend our promise in the wider MENA region of continuously providing entertaining and exciting experiences to our customers and people through great retail space. Overall, we are certain that this will only bring forth greatoutcomes and further cement our presence in the UAE, especially in the city of Abu Dhabi. We look forward to working with Reem Mall on the launch of this great new project.”

Reem Mall, located on Abu Dhabi’s Reem Island, is set to offer 2 million sq. ft. of leasable area (2.9 million sq. ft. of floor area) comprising around 450 stores, 85 of which will be Food and Beverage, as well as a range of family-focused entertainment and edutainment anchors including Snow Park Abu Dhabi, a destination snow park attraction.

The US $1.2 billion project is located in the Najmat District on Reem Island, the residential and commercial master development by Reem Developers. Reem Island is planned to have a population of 200,000 at completion.

Reem Mall is being developed by Al Farwaniya Property Developments, a partnership between Agility, Agility affiliate United Projects for Aviation Services Company (UPAC), and National Real Estate Company (NREC). Together, the companies bring a sound financial base, deep experience in asset management and commercial real estate development, and a track record of successful mall operations.

About Reem Mall

Reem Mall is Abu Dhabi’s major new retail, leisure, dining and entertainment destination. The Reem Mall project will comprise 450 stores, including 85 F&B outlets and a range of family-focused entertainment offerings including Snow Park AbuDhabi by Majid Al Futtaim.

For more information please visit the website: www.reemmall.ae

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About NREC

Established in Kuwait in 1973, NREC is a publicly listed real estate and investment company with a presence in the Middle East and North Africa. Over the years, NREC has grown into one of the largest real estate companies in the region with assets exceeding US$ 1.8 billion. Headquartered in Kuwait, NREC has subsidiaries and developments across the MENA region, including the UAE, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, and Libya. NREC’s portfolio of projects (completed or under development) includes offices, mixed use centers, industrial parks, residential communities and super-regional malls. In addition to a strong track record in property development, NREC brings experience and required knowledge in property management of commercial complexes and shopping centers. For more information

please visit the website: www.nrec.com.kw

About UPAC

Established in 2000, publicly listed on Boursa Kuwait, and headquartered in Kuwait, UPAC is a leading commercial real estate and facilities management company with a specialization in Build Operate Transfer (BOT) initiatives. Its services cover project managementand consultancy, real estate development as well as property and facilities management. UPAC manages over 24,000 sqm of commercial space at the Kuwait International Airport, Sheikh Saad Terminal and other prominent locations within the country.

For more information please visit the website: www.upac.com.kw

About Reem Developers

Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, Reem Developers is one of the key developers in the capital, contributing to the city’s cosmopolitan skyline in alignment with the Abu Dhabi 2030 vision. A subsidiary and real estate arm of the prestigious Reem Investments, Reem Developers delivers immaculate quality projects, leaving a mark on the city with creative, efficient and functional design. With a diverse portfolio of successful projects, Rawdhat, Najmat and Nalaya villas are a few that have redefined vibrant living and tranquil bliss in one setting. A blend of natural beauty and modern innovation, these projects rise to the forefront with their conceptual essence, highlighting the distinguished standard Reem Developers produces.

About Najmat

Najmat, a 165 hectare Manhattan-like township covers 20% of Reem Island. Najmat will be home to residential and commercial towers and will also feature a marina, canal, waterfront promenades, hotels, shopping malls, schools, healthcare facilities, mosques, parks and ample open spaces. The first two of three infrastructure phases are complete and development is currently underway.

About Azadea Group Holding SAL

Azadea Group is a premier lifestyle retail company that owns and operates more than 50 leading international franchise concepts across the Middle East and Africa. Since its inception in 1978, the Group has developed a substantial network of retail stores representing leading international brand names in fashion and accessories, food and beverage, home furnishings, sporting goods, multimedia and beauty & cosmetics. With over 12,000 employees and world-class infrastructure, the company oversees more than 650 stores across 13 countries including Algeria, Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Ghana, Jordan, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar and United Arab Emirates. For more information,

For more information please visit the website: www.azadea.com


About 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 more than $4.8 billion in revenue and more than 20,000 employees in over 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, visit agility.com
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Announcement follows completion of financing for world-class $1.2 billion retail and entertainment destination

KUWAIT – November 27, 2017 – The Reem Mall consortium today announced the appointment of Itinera Ghantoot, a UAE-Italy joint venture, as lead contractor on the $1.2 billion shopping, leisure and entertainment project.

Itinera Ghantoot is a joint venture between Itinera, one of Italy’s largest construction companies, and Ghantoot, one of the UAE’s leading builders, which has extensive experience in Abu Dhabi and the Emirates.

The group backing Reem Mall announced on 21 November that it had signed a $457 million senior credit facility to complete financing on the project, a mega-mall of 450 stores and food and beverage outlets spread over 2.9 million square feet in the Najmat District of Reem Island. The mall will offer education attractions and family-focused entertainment such as Snow Park Abu Dhabi.

The project is being developed by Al Farwaniya Property Developments, a partnership between three Kuwait-based companies: Agility, Agility affiliate United Projects for Aviation Services Company (UPAC), and National Real Estate Company (NREC). Together, the companies bring a sound financial base, deep experience in asset management and commercial real estate development, and a track record of successful mall operations to the planned mega-mall project.

Shane Eldstrom, CEO of Al Farwaniya Property Developments, said: “This is a major milestone toward delivery of Abu Dhabi’s new lifestyle, retail and entertainment destination. We are very excited about working with the Itinera Ghantoot JV. We are confident that they will perform work of the highest quality and deliver a mall that Abu Dhabi and the wider UAE can truly be proud of.”

Ghantoot is one of the Middle East’s leading construction, development and service groups, specializing in civil engineering, electrical projects, road construction and transport and marine services. Itinera is responsible for construction of showcase projects across the USA, Latin America, Europe, and Africa. The Reem Mall contract follows Itinera’s success with Il Centro mall in Arese, Italy, one of Europe’s 10 largest shopping centres. Il Centro received the MAPIC Award for the Best Shopping Mall in the World in 2016.

Massimo Malvagna, CEO of Itinera, said: “This prestigious contract to build Reem Mall rewards Itinera’s skills and know-how in highly complex civil and industrial building projects that have architectural, commercial, and social value. We are proud to participate in this initiative and to partner with Ghantoot, which has a global reputation for finding the creative solutions to complex projects. Together, we will be able to deliver something special for Abu Dhabi.”

Manea Ali Al Balooshi, Managing Director of Ghantoot Transport and General Contracting said, “We are always looking for ways to turn imaginative ideas into leading products and services and it is an honour for us to work alongside the distinguished Itinera for the successful development of Reem Mall. We look forward to delivering this iconic retail establishment to Abu Dhabi in the timeliest manner.”

The Reem Mall site is located in the Najmat District on Reem Island, the residential and commercial master development by Reem Developers. Reem Island is planned to have a population of 200,000 at completion.

About Reem Mall

Reem Mall is Abu Dhabi’s major new retail, leisure, dining and entertainment destination. The Reem Mall project will comprise 450 stores, including 85 F&B outlets and a range of family-focused entertainment offerings including Snow Park Abu Dhabi by Majid Al Futtaim.

For more information please visit the website: www.reemmall.ae

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 About 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 more than $4.1 billion in revenue and more than 22,000 employees in over 500 offices across 100 countries. Agility’s core commercial business, Global Integrated Logistics (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, and commercial real estate services.

For more information about Agility, visit www.agility.com

Twitter: twitter.com/agility

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/agility

YouTube: youtube.com/user/agilitycorp

About NREC

Established in Kuwait in 1973, NREC is a publicly listed real estate and investment company with a presence in the Middle East and North Africa. Over the years, NREC has grown into one of the largest real estate companies in the region with assets exceeding US$ 1.8 billion. Headquartered in Kuwait, NREC has subsidiaries and developments across the MENA region, including the UAE, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, and Libya. NREC’s portfolio of projects (completed or under development) includes offices, mixed use centers, industrial parks, residential communities and super-regional malls. In addition to a strong track record in property development, NREC brings experience and required knowledge in property management of commercial complexes and shopping centers.

For more information please visit the website: www.nrec.com.kw

About UPAC

Established in 2000, publicly listed on Boursa Kuwait, and headquartered in Kuwait, UPAC is a leading commercial real estate and facilities management company with a specialization in Build Operate Transfer (BOT) initiatives. Its services cover project management and consultancy, real estate development as well as property and facilities management. UPAC manages over 24,000 sqm of commercial space at the Kuwait International Airport, Sheikh Saad Terminal and other prominent locations within the country.

For more information please visit the website: www.upac.com.kw

About Itinera

Founded in 1938, Itinera is one of the leading companies in Italy and around the world in the construction of large infrastructure projects and in the development of greenfield concession projects.

Itinera is part of the Gavio Group, the world’s fourth largest operator in toll motorways with approximately 3,320 km of network since the 1960s, and is present worldwide from the USA to Latin America, Europe, Africa and Middle East.

For more information please visit the website: www.itinera-spa.it

About Ghantoot Group

Ghantoot Group is the region’s leading construction, development and service group specializing in civil engineering, electrical projects, road construction and transport and marine services. From civil works to electrical projects, marine works to landscaping and irrigation, pharmaceuticals to interior designing, Ghantoot Group has always been dedicated in turning imaginative ideas into leading projects and services.

For more information please visit the website: www.ghantootgroup.com

About Reem Developers

Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, Reem Developers is one of the key developers in the capital, contributing to the city’s cosmopolitan skyline in alignment with the Abu Dhabi 2030 vision. A subsidiary and real estate arm of the prestigious Reem Investments, Reem Developers delivers immaculate quality projects, leaving a mark on the city with creative, efficient and functional design. With a diverse portfolio of successful projects, Rawdhat, Najmat and Nalaya villas are a few that have redefined vibrant living and tranquil bliss in one setting. A blend of natural beauty and modern innovation, these projects rise to the forefront with their conceptual essence, highlighting the distinguished standard Reem Developers produces.

About Najmat

Najmat, a 165 hectare Manhattan-like township covers 20% of Reem Island. Najmat will be home to residential and commercial towers and will also feature a marina, canal, waterfront promenades, hotels, shopping malls, schools, healthcare facilities, mosques, parks and ample open spaces. The first two of three infrastructure phases are complete and development is currently underway.

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