Dubai, UAE October 27th, 2009 - Agility, a leading global provider of integrated logistics solutions, today announces that it 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."
George Jacob, Regional Manager for Fairs & Events, Agility Middle East, added:
"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 excited and proud to be a part of this landmark event."