GCC Chemical Logistics Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The GCC Chemical Logistics Market is segmented by Service (Transportation, Warehousing, Distribution, and Inventory Management, and Other Value-added Services), End User (Pharmaceutical Industry, Cosmetic Industry, Oil and Gas Industry, Specialty Chemicals Industry, and Other End Users), and Geography (United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, and Bahrain).

GCC Chemical Logistics Industry Overview

Gcc Chemical Logistics Market Summary
Study Period: 2019 - 2028
CAGR: > 4 %

Major Players

Gcc Chemical Logistics Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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GCC Chemical Logistics Market Analysis

On an economic level, the contribution of the chemical industry toward the growth of the region has been predominant over the years. The chemical industry in the GCC is consistently scaling new heights in terms of production, portfolio diversification, and job creation, which is demanding the requirement for state-of-the-art logistics. The government’s policies and investments and recent M&As for economic diversification that is focused on developing the non-oil sector are major reasons for the growth of the chemical industry over the years.

This is supported by several government initiatives, such as Oman’s National Program for Diversification. Saudi Vision 2030 is also playing a role in supporting economic diversification. In the United Arab Emirates, the chemical sector is situated mostly in Abu Dhabi, where the industry is developed in line with Abu Dhabi’s Economic Vision 2030, which, in turn, is creating new employment opportunities.

GCC Chemical Logistics Industry Segments

Chemical logistics comprises the transportation of products, many of which require special care in handling and storing to prevent safety hazards such as combustion, contamination, and spoilage.

The GCC chemical logistics market covers the growing trends, a complete background analysis of the chemical logistics market, which includes an assessment of the economy and contribution of sectors in the economy, market overview, market size estimation for key segments, emerging trends in the market segments, market dynamics, and logistics spending by the end-user industries, and the impact of COVID – 19 on the market.

The GCC chemical logistics market is segmented by service (transportation, warehousing, distribution, and inventory management, and other value-added services), end user (pharmaceutical industry, cosmetic industry, oil and gas industry, specialty chemicals industry, and other end users), and geography (United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, and Bahrain).

By Service
Warehousing, Distribution, and Inventory Management
Other Value-added Services
By End User
Pharmaceutical Industry
Cosmetic Industry
Oil and Gas Industry
Specialty Chemicals Industry
Other End Users
By Country
Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates

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GCC Chemical Logistics Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the GCC Chemical Logistics Market according to our research experts:

Saudi Arabia Chemical Sector Occupies the Major Share in the GCC Region

Saudi Arabia has maintained its exceptional standing in 2019, retaining its spot in the top 15 exporters of chemicals globally. It was also the GCC regions’ powerhouse, with the largest volume output and chemical sales revenue. Over the last few decades, China and Saudi Arabia have emerged as key chemical production hubs, reshaping the balance in the global chemical industry.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is considered one of the leading countries in the manufacture of many major chemical products and investing its data as one of the most suitable environments for low-cost chemical industries. KSA sits alongside the United States as the largest petrochemical manufacturer in the world, with 14 Saudi companies producing an average of 95 million metric ton of petrochemicals, accounting for nearly 9% of global production as reported in September 2020.

The volume of the kingdom's business is expected to double by 2030, based on the increase in global demand for the chemicals industry and because of the relentless work of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to push the wheel of investment in this sector.

The Kingdom is also characterized by its abundance of raw materials and easy access to it, in addition to its possession of a high level of infrastructure that is constantly being improved, and the companies of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia also have access to a solid and wide logistics network, which puts the Kingdom in a prime position that serves the growing demand of Africa, Europe, and Asia.

GCC Chemical Logistics Market : Investments in Chemical Industry, Value in USD billion, Saudi Arabia, 2019

Increasing Investments in the GCC Chemical Industry

The chemicals industry in the GCC is expected to attract new investments, as the region explores more higher-value downstream opportunities amid continued volatility in oil prices and as benefits from cheap feedstocks ease. Future investments in the GCC are being led by Saudi Arabia, which has been trying to get in investors into its petrochemical sector as part of its Vision 2030 program to diversify its economy.

The energy giant “Aramco” is undertaking two massive projects in Saudi Arabia - a crude oil-to-chemicals (CTC) project in Yanbu to produce 9 million tonnes/year of chemicals and base oils by 2025 and the Amiral 1.5 million tonnes/year cracker joint venture project with France-based Total which is slated for start-up in 2024 in Jubail.

The developments in the market may result in greater competitiveness in the regional chemical industry by enabling it to leverage economies of scale and accelerate innovation, which will be a major driving factor for logistics in the chemical sector.

GCC Chemical Logistics Market : Chemical Output, Share in %, By Country, GCC, 2020

GCC Chemical Logistics Market Competitor Analysis

The GCC chemical logistics market is fiercely competitive and fragmented in nature, with the presence of many international and too many small domestic companies. Some of the top companies in the GCC region include Agility Logistics, BDP International, and Talke Group (RSA Talke and S.A. Talke). The region has been observing many innovative and digital trends in the past few years to meet the chemical output requirements and bring efficiency in handling and transportation.

GCC Chemical Logistics Market Top Players

  1. Agility Logistics

  2. BDP International

  3. Al-Futtaim Logistics

  4. Talke Group (RSA Talke and S.A. Talke)

  5. Hellmann Worldwide Logistics (Hellmann Indu Chemical)

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Gcc Chemical Logistics Market Concentration

GCC Chemical Logistics Market Recent Developments

February 2021: Agility, a leading global logistics provider, and its digital innovation arm Shipa, a trusted last-mile delivery and e-commerce logistics player, announced the launch of a bonded, express road freight network to connect businesses and consumers across the GCC.

February 2021: GAC (leading shipping and logistics company) signed an agreement with Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA) to establish a contract logistics facility and office in the Ras Bufontas Free Zone. The agreement with GAC is expected to play an important role in expanding the logistics capability at QFZA, supporting Qatar’s position as a trade hub.

GCC Chemical Logistics Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study


    1. 2.1 Analysis Methodology

    2. 2.2 Research Phases



    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Technological Trends

    3. 4.3 Government Regulations and Initiatives - Key Countries

    4. 4.4 Industry Value Chain/Supply Chain Analysis

    5. 4.5 Investment Scenarios

    6. 4.6 Insights into the 3PL Market (Market Size and Forecast)

    7. 4.7 Impact of COVID-19 on the Chemical Logistics Market


    1. 5.1 Marjet Drivers

    2. 5.2 Market Restriants

    3. 5.3 Market Oppurtunities

    4. 5.4 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 5.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 5.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 5.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 5.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 5.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 6.1 By Service

      1. 6.1.1 Transportation

      2. 6.1.2 Warehousing, Distribution, and Inventory Management

      3. 6.1.3 Other Value-added Services

    2. 6.2 By End User

      1. 6.2.1 Pharmaceutical Industry

      2. 6.2.2 Cosmetic Industry

      3. 6.2.3 Oil and Gas Industry

      4. 6.2.4 Specialty Chemicals Industry

      5. 6.2.5 Other End Users

    3. 6.3 By Country

      1. 6.3.1 Saudi Arabia

      2. 6.3.2 Kuwait

      3. 6.3.3 United Arab Emirates

      4. 6.3.4 Qatar

      5. 6.3.5 Bahrain

      6. 6.3.6 Oman


    1. 7.1 Market Concentration Overview

    2. 7.2 Company Profiles

      1. 7.2.1 Agility Logistics

      2. 7.2.2 BDP International

      3. 7.2.3 Al-Futtaim Logistics

      4. 7.2.4 Talke Group (RSA Talke and SA Talke)

      5. 7.2.5 Bertschi AG

      6. 7.2.6 GAC Logistics

      7. 7.2.7 AAA Freight Services LLC

      8. 7.2.8 Hellmann Worldwide Logistics (Hellmann Indu Chemical)

      9. 7.2.9 Petrochem Middle East (PME)

      10. 7.2.10 Al Ghazal Logistics *

    3. *List Not Exhaustive
    4. 7.3 Other Companies (International Chemical Logistics (ICL), JSL Global (Jassim Shipping & Logistics), Gulf Warehousing Company (GWC), and Den Hartogh Logistics*)


  9. 9. APPENDIX

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GCC Chemical Logistics Market Research FAQs

The GCC Chemical Logistics Market is studied from 2019 - 2028.

The GCC Chemical Logistics Market is growing at a CAGR of >4% over the next 5 years.

Agility Logistics, BDP International, Al-Futtaim Logistics, Talke Group (RSA Talke and S.A. Talke), Hellmann Worldwide Logistics (Hellmann Indu Chemical) are the major companies operating in GCC Chemical Logistics Market.

GCC Chemical Logistics Industry Reports

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