Gulf Coordination Council (GCC)

Shifting sands

MIDDLE EAST The rise of the Middle East as a powerhouse of petrochemical production is by now well rehearsed. But what does its position mean for the storage terminal sector and how will be it affected by the recent collapse in oil prices?

Middle East overview

Something special

MIDDLE EAST Long-awaited developments in downstream petrochemical production are beginning to filter through into demand for tank containers, reports Leslie McCune*

RSA Talke facility

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
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