Bulk Chemicals Logistic Bulk Chemicals Logistic Cooperation In the Middle–East

Editor: Dominik Stephan

Agility and Schmidt Heilbronn team up once again to provide bulk chemicals solutions and logistics for the rapidly developing chemical industry in the Middle–East.

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“This venture brings together a unique blend of experience and technical knowledge,” said Wolfgang Hoppmann, CEO, Samel. (Picture: Samel)
“This venture brings together a unique blend of experience and technical knowledge,” said Wolfgang Hoppmann, CEO, Samel. (Picture: Samel)

Dubai/United Arab Emirates – Logistics provider Agility and Schmidt Heilbronn, a European supplier of dry bulk chemicals team up for Samel. This new joint venture shall address the sharply increasing need – especially across the Middle East – for dry bulk solutions for the regions rapidly developing chemical industry. The joint operation shall combine Schmidt Heilbronn’s specialized expertise in bulk polymer logistics with Agility’s global logistics network, strength in emerging markets and in-house chemicals specialty. According to company speakers, Samel will focus predominately on the Middle East but also other developing regions, providing a complete package from design and construction to ongoing supply chain management, operations and dry bulk transport.

Andrew Jackson, President and CEO of Agility Chemicals is convinced that Samel's portfolio provides huge benefits for the industry: “We now have everything we need under one roof to meet customer needs across the Middle East and beyond – including tailored financing packages, turnkey construction and modern, reduced carbon footprint freight methods.”

“This venture brings together a unique blend of experience and technical knowledge,” agrees Wolfgang Hoppmann, Samel's CEO. “The degree of success with which our two companies have worked together is a tremendous platform for Schmidt and Agility as we look to the future and to the massive opportunity we see both in the Middle East and across emerging markets generally.” Both companies have already cooperated on the Shanghai Logistics Hub project.

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