Agility, a global provider of integrated logistics solutions, has been appointed by Formula One Management (FOM) UK and Yas Marina Circuit (Yas Marina) to be the official customs clearing and on-site handling agent for all Formula 1 (F1) shipments during the inaugural 2009 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, United Arab Emirates, to be held between 30th October 1st November 2009.
Agility Fairs & Events is the exclusive customs clearing and on-site handling agent and will arrange a round the clock customs-bonded area at the Circuit. Elias Monem, CEO of Agility Middle East & Africa, said:
All eyes are on Abu Dhabi, with it hosting the F1 for the first time and we are delighted and proud to have been appointed the exclusive customs clearing and on-site handling agent by Formula One Management, for such an important and high profile job. With just under a month to go, the pressure is on to ensure that all the teams equipment is delivered on schedule, said George Jacob, Regional Manager for Fairs & Events, Agility Middle East. This prestigious event is the first of its kind to come to the UAE. We are coordinating with all concerned to ensure a smooth flow of shipments and their timely delivery.
Agility is a provider of integrated logistics to businesses and governments. It is a publicly traded company with $6.8 billion in annual revenue and more than 37,000 employees in over 550 offices and 120 countries. Agility brings efficiency to supply chains in some of the globes most challenging environments, offering unmatched personal service, a global footprint, and customised capabilities in developed and emerging economies alike.