Kuwait has enjoyed an excellent relationship with the United States since its forces liberated Kuwait in 1991. For the last two decades, our countries have worked together to facilitate security and stability in this region, and recent developments in the region have only strengthened that relationship. Whether providing logistics and other supply chain services, or sponsoring events for the US troops, KGL is proud of its history in supporting the United States and its Coalition partners since 1994. KGL had grown from a small stevedoring company in the 1960’s to a major transportation services provider by the late 1980’s. The invasion of Kuwait in 1990 decimated Kuwait’s business infrastructure, and private businesses were forced to rebuild after Kuwait’s liberation in 1991. KGL subsequently rebuilt its company and asset base, and through its operational expertise, provided support to rebuild the country over the next decade. KGL has never forgotten the sacrifices made by the United States and its personnel in supporting Kuwait, and we have worked as a partner alongside the US Military since 1994 to ensure its mission objectives were achieved. In 2003, Kuwait provided the primary logistics platform for Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), led by the US Armed Forces into Iraq. KGL was the first company to provide transportation and logistics services to the US and Coalition Forces during their push into Iraq. Vehicles and heavy equipment provided throughout 2003 exceeded 30,000 mission days, which included the use of over 15,000 flatbed truck mission days, over 5,500 low bed truck mission days and over 10,000 passenger bus mission days. Additionally, KGL provided food distribution services in Iraq under the United Nations’ World Food Program. KGL’s assets and infrastructure proved to be a force multiplier for the US-led Coalition that no other company could provide, and our partnership continues today. Throughout the years, KGL has been awarded various citations and commendations by the US and Coalition Forces for its role in providing logistics support in the line of fire. KGL continues to work alongside the US Military in all areas of battlefield support, and we are proud of our continued service as a strategic partner on the battlefield.
The Government Programs Division was established in 2008 as a means to further enhance and develop KGL’s comprehensive SCM service and offerings to the US Government, Allied Forces and the United Nations in the (MENA) region. This division manifests itself as the strategic integration facilitator for all of KGL’s SCM services. Additionally, this division will identify and qualify potential external partners to ensure the best possible combination of resources is offered to the US Government and Allied Forces for their myriad operational requirements. Whether in sustained or contingency environments. The KGL Government Program Division is committed to providing its customers with the most comprehensive, professional, and cost effective operational solutions for the most challenging environments.
KGL has been providing heavy lift services to the US Army since 1994. In 2011, the HL7 contract was awarded to KGL and it provided support for all heavy lift transport assets and drivers to the US Army in and out of Iraq. KGL also supplied the bulk of assets used during the 2011 drawdown of forces.
STEVEDORING & RELATED TERMINAL SERVICES (S&RTS), OMAN
In September of 2013, KGL was awarded the contract to perform all stevedoring and related terminal services for the US government at multiple seaports within the Sultanate of Oman until late 2016. In addition to services performed directly within the port KGL is also providing transportation services to and from multiple locations within Oman for the US Government.
DLA DISTRIBUTION CENTER, KUWAIT (DDKS)
The DDKS contract was awarded to KGL in March of 2011 to support the DLA Distribution’s warehousing and distribution capabilities in the MENA. KGL supported both covered and open storage requirements throughout the CENTCOM Theater and beyond, to include HAZMAT handling and all manner of sea, air, and ground transportation preparations and operations.
KGL Logistics provides quality, cost-competitive Supply Chain Services, specializing in warehousing, freight forwarding (FF), and stevedoring. The warehousing services at KGL Logistics provide second party (2PL), third party (3PL), and fourth party logistics (4PL). In addition, KGL Logistics operates a worldwide freight forwarding network to provide seamless air, sea, and land services, to its global clients.
KGL Transportation Company (KGL TC) brings with it over 40 years of experience and background. Since its inception, KGL TC has been the land transportation component of the Supply Chain Management (SCM) model at KGL with offices in Kuwait and throughout the MENA region. KGL TC provides safe, professional, and timely delivery of manufactured goods, consumables, bulk liquids, petroleum, chemicals, raw materials, project cargo, wide loads, and heavy equipment throughout its area of performance.
KGL Car Rental’s (KGL CR) core business includes the short and long term leasing of vehicles to commercial, corporate, and government clients including the US Government, the UN, and the Kuwaiti Government. The KGL CR fleet is one of the largest in the region with a substantial 10% market share in a highly competitive market; KGL CR has positioned itself for continued growth within Kuwait and is seeking opportunities to expand regionally.
KGL Ports International’s (KGL PI) core business lies within seaport development, management, operations, and provision of port services in the Middle East and Africa. It also provides stevedoring services in the port of Shuwaikh as well as terminal management, operations and stevedoring services in the port of Shuaiba. Regionally KGL PI have designed, constructed, and managed a container terminal at Saqr Port in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE.
Global Food Services (GFS) provides exceptional support services as one of the key providers of food rations in MENA. These services include the procurement, warehousing, and distribution of food to thousands of national and multinational peacekeepers every day, in the most difficult and logistically challenging areas in the region. GFS has built and is currently maintaining its own strategically located warehouses throughout its area of deployment with a strong emphasis on delivering high quality services and consistently compliant food to ISO 22000 standards.