Middle East

The Middle East region has bounced back exceedingly well from the 2008 slowdown. Both export and import volumes have grown.

Driven by increased purchasing power and consumer spending, almost all of the countries in the Middle East region continue to import more categories of products like cars, electronics and clothing.

Huge investments are being made in infrastructure and industrial projects across the region by both the government and private sectors. These are creating exciting opportunities for global companies.

For Safmarine the biggest export trades are from the Middle East to Europe, from North Africa and Turkey/Levant to West Africa and intra-Gulf within the Middle East and the Indian sub-continent.

Our biggest import market is from Europe to the Middle East followed by intra-Europe into North Africa and Turkey/Levant, the Far East to North Africa and Turkey/Levant and USA to the Middle East.

We have a significant presence across the Middle East with 18 fully-owned offices and 8 sub-agency offices. It is our ambition to further strengthen our footprint in this region and to constantly improve our service offering.

Our people have the knowledge and experience in the efficient planning of your transportation requirements, and look forward to opening up the world for you. Let us know where you’d like to ship. Together we can go places.

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