GPCA’s quarterly publication Insight is the go-to source for the latest news and analysis from GPCA and its member companies. In this issue, we turn our focus to an array of fast-moving issues impacting the chemical and petrochemical markets today. We provide a preview of this year’s Supply Chain Conference and GPCA Plastics Conference, held respectively on 17-19 May in Dubai and 25-26 May in Riyadh. We announce the new dates and location for the 16th Annual GPCA Forum which will take place on 13-15 December in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia under the theme ‘From Purpose to Action: Shaping a Sustainable Future with Chemicals’.

A must-read interview with Eng. Abdullah Saif Al-Saadoon, CEO, Sipchem, reveals the company’s plans for expansion and new M&As. In another important conversation, Christopher Cook, Managing Director – UAE, Oman, Qatar, Maersk, sheds light on the challenges and lessons learned from the container shipping crisis and shares his view on the “new normal” for the shipping industry moving forward.

On the theme of sustainability, David Hanna, VP of Business Development for North Asia at Argus, discusses the energy transition, and how the shift from traditional fossil fuels to green energy is affecting the petrochemical industry. In another expert piece, Paul McConnell, Executive Director, S&P Global Commodity Insights, delves a little deeper into the energy security, climate, and the low-carbon transition. An expert analysis by Stuti Chawla, Managing Editor, India Pricing, Petrochemicals and Container Freight, S&P Global Commodity Insights, addresses everything you need to know about the worldwide container shortage, plus how to overcome the crisis, prepare for any future disruptions and much more. Do read this edition and get in touch with any comments or suggestions.

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