ResearchandMarkets offer a thorough review of the state of play in the Middle East for 2018
A new Middle East focussed report, the "Middle East Logistics Investment Opportunities 2018" study, has been released by market research giant ResearchAndMarkets.
Since the oil price crash, GCC countries and Iran have had to adjust to a new set of realities.
The region is in a state of political upheaval with Saudi Arabia undergoing a political transformation, Iran emerging from international isolation and an ongoing blockade of Qatar.
These developments have profound implications for the region's economy and logistics sector, with new opportunities emerging from liberalisation and previously sound growth strategies now in question.
These factors have necessitated a reassessment of the logistics prospects for the region.
The aforementioned report examines the new set of opportunities by country, sector and logistics market; and identifies the growth models that are no longer viable.
Key analysis includes:
The report also provides country profiles for Iran and each member of the GCC (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates).
The report assesses in detail the key economic and political developments in the region and their impact on industry and logistics.
Topics covered include Qatar's blockade, Iran's emergence from international isolation, the rise of Saudi Arabia's young crown prince Muhammad bin Salman and the various diversification strategies away from oil.
The report also identifies airport and container port volumes by country, the highest volume facilities by country and the major development projects by country.
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