The Middle East offers "extremely lucrative" opportunities for companies able to take advantage of the region's emergence as a global logistics hub, said Essa Al-Saleh, president and CEO of Agility Global Integrated Logistics.
Aramex has launched a new cold supply chain service, available across all its MENA markets. Biocare, a solution for the healthcare sector, is designed to provide an end-to-end temperature-controlled delivery solution to move clinical specimens and medical samples domestically and globally for laboratories, hospitals and pharmaceutical companies.
Three Qatar companies, Nakilat, Qatargas and RasGas Company, are joining forces to convert a Q-Max vessel as a pilot project making it capable of running on LNG and reducing the ship's exhaust gas and greenhouse gas emissions.
The United Arab Emirates' military plans to complete the rollout of a streamlined joint logistics model and communications system to improve information sharing, procurement and training among its Navy, Army and Air Force in 2014.
Tomini Shipping has revealed plans for further expansion following an order for nine new bulkers. Chairman Imtiaz Shaikh has said that the Dubai-based company has set itself a target of at least 20 new vessels over the next few years.
More than 80 percent of the world's population resides in what is known as "emerging markets". This group of countries represents a diverse collection of economies from China to Peru and Ethiopia to Kazakhstan.