Gulf Coordination Council (GCC)

In the zone

INTERVIEW The Middle East offers immense promise for chemical logistics service providers but, as Hellmann Worldwide is finding out, there are challenges that have to be met along the way

Hellmann Logistics regional office in Dubai

Quality central

AUDITS Middle Eastern chemical producers are following the lead of their European cousins by introducing an independent system of quality audits of their logistics partners

Dr Abdulwahab Al Sadoun

Great minds think alike

CONFERENCE REPORT Tank World Expo is a relatively new event, dedicated to the Middle Eastern tank storage business. But is that region markedly different from any other? There were differing viewpoints on offer during the conference sessions

Tank World Expo 2014 speaker on stage

Process over progress

MIDDLE EAST However suitable tank containers might be for handling exports from the region, operators are experiencing severe delays as a result of official procedures, as Leslie McCune* explains

Sadara fuel machine

A to B, and then some

OPERATIONS International tank container and road tanker operator Suttons is highlighting its expanded supply chain offerings

Suttons USA truck carrying tank container

Trading up

LPG TANKERS The development of shale gas resources in North America could have a significant impact on global LPG tanker trades. At least, that is what operators are hoping as they seek new trades to soak up the growing fleet supply

Tanker Norgas Cathinka

Where the action is

MIDDLE EAST Port congestion, growing petrochemical output and cost advantages all point to the Middle East as offering considerable potential for tank container operators, says Leslie McCune* in his latest report for ITCO

Suttons trucks in Saudi Arabia

Tighten up

ANALYSIS Tank utilisation may be down after last year’s impressive fleet growth, but demand is still growing in the Middle East and looks set to rise further

Rabigh terminal in Saudi Arabia

Theory and practice

CONFERENCE REPORT Dubai was the rather gaudy setting for this year's GPCA Supply Chain Conference, held over two days this past May at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

GPCA 2012 crowd
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