Agility sup­ports K2O Ex­pe­di­tion to raise en­vi­ron­men­tal aware­ness

Lo­gis­tics sup­port pro­vided to 2,200 kilo­me­ter jour­ney

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Agility, a lead­ing global lo­gis­tics provider, is sup­port­ing a 2,200 kilo­me­ter kayak jour­ney from Kuwait to Oman (K2O), to raise aware­ness for en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion in the Gulf. Avid kayak­ers Bashar Al-Huneidi, and Man­soor Al-Safran, who rep­re­sent Kayak4Kuwait, are lead­ing the jour­ney from Kuwait to Oman to raise en­vi­ron­men­tal aware­ness around marine con­ser­va­tion and pro­tec­tion in the re­gion. Kayak4Kuwait is a lo­cal 4 man team with an aim of cre­at­ing aware­ness on the im­por­tance of pre­serv­ing the Ara­bian Gulf, and trig­ger­ing ac­tion to that ef­fect.

Also sup­ported by the Kuwait En­vi­ron­ment Pub­lic Au­thor­ity and other lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tions, the duo kicked off their jour­ney in Kuwait on Novem­ber 10 and will kayak down the coasts of the King­dom of Saudi Ara­bia, Bahrain, Qatar, and the United Arab Emi­rates be­fore ar­riv­ing in Oman. The trip will also in­clude stops at a num­ber of Ara­bian Gulf is­lands, coral reefs, and other marine en­vi­ron­ments.

Agility is sup­port­ing the ex­pe­di­tion with lo­gis­tics con­sul­tancy and sup­port, trans­port­ing the kayaks from the United King­dom to Kuwait, or­ga­niz­ing driv­ers to pi­lot the land sup­port team as well as of­fer­ing lo­gis­tics ex­per­tise in gen­eral.

He­nadi Al-Saleh, Chair of the Board in Agility, said “At Agility, we work with cus­tomers, em­ploy­ees, in­dus­try part­ners and non-gov­ern­men­tal or­ga­ni­za­tions to do our part in en­sur­ing a more sus­tain­able fu­ture. Rais­ing aware­ness about the en­vi­ron­ment is im­por­tant for our com­pany. By sup­port­ing the K2O Ex­pe­di­tion, we are do­ing our part in the pro­tec­tion and con­ser­va­tion of the marine en­vi­ron­ment in our re­gion.”

Bashar Al-Huneidi, Founder of Kayak4Kuwait, said “Our seas need us now more than ever. We have a re­spon­si­bil­ity to help our gov­ern­ments to pro­tect and man­age our nat­u­ral world and re­sources.”

The ex­pe­di­tion aims to raise aware­ness on the en­vi­ron­men­tal threats to the Ara­bian Gulf, by speak­ing to gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials and com­mu­nity mem­bers in each country on en­forc­ing ex­ist­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal leg­is­la­tions, in­cor­po­rat­ing sus­tain­able prac­tices and mea­sures, and pro­vid­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal ed­u­ca­tion in schools.

Agility works closely with its cus­tomers to mea­sure and im­prove the en­vi­ron­men­tal per­for­mance of their sup­ply chain ac­tiv­i­ties. It also is com­mit­ted to re­duc­ing its own en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact. De­tails of those ef­forts are avail­able in Agility’s 2016 Cor­po­rate So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity Report, “Deep­en­ing Im­pact.”

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