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Agility announces major contract in Qatar

Global logistics firm wins deal to provide support services to LNG giant RasGas.

Global logistics provider
Agility

on Tuesday announced it has been awarded a major new contact in Qatar by RasGas, the country's liquefied natural gas (LNG) enterprise.

The scope of the multi-million dollar contract comprises global freight forwarding, transportation and customs clearance for a period of four years, both locally and around the world, the company said in a statement.

Elias Monem,
Agility

's CEO Middle East and North Africa, said: "Qatar is crucially important to the growth of Agility in the region and this deal represents an important milestone in our company's six year history locally.

"During this time we have invested substantial sums in Qatar to ensure that our global reach and local capabilities match to deliver unparalleled standards of service for important clients such as RasGas."

In Qatar,
Agility

currently has more than a million sq m of warehousing and storage, more than 1,000 staff and a fleet of 300 vehicles.

Agility

will provide supply chain solutions and logistics services that support upstream (oil and gas exploration phase and crude oil), midstream (gas-related) and downstream (refined/finished products).

RasGas Company Limited operates production facilities to treat, liquefy and export LNG to countries across Asia, Europe and USA.

Based in Ras Laffan, Qatar, the company currently produces more than 20 million metric tonnes of LNG per year (mta) with five trains in operation.

It is expected that this production will be about 37 mta by the end of the decade, with the completion of seven operational trains.

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