Agility in breakthrough extension with US military
The U.S. military has agreed to extend Agility’s prime vendor contract for six months starting in September, after the current contract ends, Kuwaiti daily al-Jarida said on Thursday.
Agility, formerly Public Warehousing Co, K.S.C. (PWC) was dropped from supplying food to the U.S. Army in Iraq, Kuwait and Jordan after being accused of significantly overcharging the US military. The company held logistics-related contracts worth $8.5 billion, spanning more than three years.
The U.S. government had replaced Agility as the main supplier to its troops in Kuwait, Iraq and Jordan with Dubai-based Anham, awarding it a $2.2 billion contract in April.
The Kuwaiti logistics firm said in April that it would continue to supply the U.S. military for six months “to guarantee continuity of supplies” to the army before Anham takes over.
Because Anham did not meet the necessary requirements within the established time frame, the US government has decided it will renew Agility's contract.