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Borouge, a leading provider of innovative, value creating plastics solutions, has awarded a contract to Gulftainer to provide on-site logistics services at its polyolefins plant located in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi, over the next five years.


The services will include bagging and packaging, container yard operations as well as maintenance of associated equipment and vehicles.


“Being an efficient and reliable supplier to our customers is a priority for us”, explains Abdulaziz Alhajri, CEO of Abu Dhabi Polymers company (Borouge). “With additional polyolefins capacity coming on stream in mid-2010 and the start up of our logistics hubs in Singapore, and Shanghai and Guangzhou in China, it is important that we optimise our supply chain operations also in Abu Dhabi to ensure we are a long-term reliable partner for our customers throughout the Middle East and Asia.”


“Gulftainer is committed to leveraging its service excellence and professionalism to meet Borouge’s logistical needs,” says Peter Richards, Director and General Manager of Gulftainer. “In addition, this agreement is a positive step in our strategy for growth in the region.”




For further information please contact:


Borouge:   Craig Halgreen, Vice President Global Communications

   Tel: +971 2 6070 807


GUlftainer Robyn Grimsley, SAHARA Communications

   Tel +971 4 329 8996







Borouge is a leading provider of innovative, value creating plastics solutions. With a heritage of reliable customer partnership and value creation through innovation, Borouge is a unique company that brings together the very best of Europe and the Middle East.


Established in 1998 as a joint venture between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), one of the world’s largest oil and gas companies, and Borealis a leading provider of chemical and innovative plastics solutions, Borouge is a groundbreaking international partnership at the forefront of next generation plastics innovation. Borouge’s state-of-the-art petrochemical complex is located at Ruwais, Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Together, Borouge and Borealis employ unique Borstar ® technology to produce differentiated products for high-value infrastructure (water, gas and industrial pipe systems, power and communication cables), automotive and advanced packaging.

For more information on Borouge, please visit



Gulftainer Company Limited was established in 1976 in the Emirate of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. The company's prime role is to manage and operate the container terminals in Port Khalid and also Khorfakkan on behalf of Sharjah Port Authority.


Complimenting this work, Gulftainer also owns one of the largest heavy transport fleets in the United Arab Emirates, a container repair company, a shipping agency which undertakes local ship/cargo agency work and actively pursues international port management opportunities.


As part of a broad based, privately owned group, Gulftainer Co. Ltd. is able to meet all the requirements of shipping lines in the UAE and also serve the transport needs of UAE based traders and manufacturers. Whilst the company has grown over the years, the management firmly believes in hands-on-control. The lines of communication are deliberately kept short to speed up decision making and maintain momentum.


Front row: (Left to Right) Peter Richards - Director & General Manager, Gulftainer Company Ltd.; Abdulaziz Alhajri - Chief Executive Officer, Abu Dhabi Polymers Company (Borouge)

Back Row: (Left to Right) Bill Chalmers – Project Manager, Gulftainer Company Ltd; Saeed Suhail AlBadi - Senior Projects Leader, Abu Dhabi Polymers Company (Borouge) ; P.S. Suresh Kumar – Contracts Manager, Abu Dhabi Polymers Company (Borouge)



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