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UAE third most connected emerging economy for logistics for fifth year in a row
Agility’s annual survey of more than 500 supply chain industry professionals shows logistics executives are upbeat about the 2019 emerging markets growth outlook
Diversification is biggest opportunity in Saudi logistics says Frost & Sullivan
Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, Saudi Arabia Logistics Industry—Growth Insights, Forecast through 2024, analyses the key developments and trends related to economy and trade and the freight transportation, logistics, and warehousing sectors in Saudi Arabia.
The future of cash on delivery in the MENA region
In order for COD to grow further, and therefore support the e-commerce eco-system further, Faris Fallouh, global express and ground operations director at Aramex looks at the five things couriers in the GCC need to do.
e2log digitises the oversized cargo sector in the GCC
e2log has built a digital ecosystem for the door to door shipping of oversized cargoes in the Middle East
Saudi Arabia poised to be first GCC country with a Hyperloop rail system
Saudi Arabia will become the first country in the region with a functioning Hyperloop system, says Colin Rhys, VP, Arabian Gulf, Virgin Hyperloop One.
WABCO says regenerative braking eTrailer can save GCC fleet operators 20% on fuel
The main advantage of this solution towards existing concepts is the integration of the eDrive capabilities into the trailer and truck brake and stability control system.
UAE says Qatar blockade still stands and will issue a clarification shortly
The statement came after an Abu Dhabi Ports circular became public, in which shippers were told that Qatari cargoes were no longer subject to sanctions.
There’s a five-year boom coming for breakbulk sector in the GCC says Agility
With record footfall and a renewed spirit of optimism at Breakbulk Middle East 2019, executives are cautiously speculating that the sector may have turned a corner
Agility confirms merger talks with Panalpina, says no agreement yet
A merger between Agility and Panalpina would create a logistics behemoth with revenues exceeding AED 48-billion based on 2017 figures.
IMO sulphur cap to cause volatility in GCC oil supply chain throughout 2019
Because all six GCC states are signatories to the IMO and because the energy sector is one of the most heavily export-oriented industries in the region, the regional chemical industry has one of the longest and most costly supply chains.
Quiqup gets US $12.9m to expand same-day delivery in UAE and wider GCC
Quiqup is a tech scale-up building a decentralised, AI powered last-mile logistics infrastructure to power same-day delivery services for retailers and restaurants.
Nomination deadline extended for Logistics Middle East Awards
Nominations for the awards are free and highlight the industry players that have contributed most towards the success of the logistics sector in what has been a challenging year.

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