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New articles comprising important basics for a safe start into the world of dangerous goods

When it comes to the carriage of dangerous goods, a sound knowledge of how to ensure transport safety is a must for all players in the supply chain. In order to support the development of better road safety in our industry, GPCA is proud to start a series of articles comprising of important basics for a safe start into the world of dangerous goods.

It will be circulated bimonthly and is freely available for download to all interested parties via the GPCA and Gulf SQAS websites.

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Gulf SQAS Jubail Outreach - April 22nd 2015

Since its launch in August 2014, the Gulf SQAS initiative has gathered a lot of attention amongst the regional industry, regulators, transporters and Certification Bodies. The Gulf SQAS T&A Committee and the GPCA Secretariat team have been holding outreach workshops across the GCC to create awareness on the initiative. These workshops are a platform for attendees to ask questions and network with their industry peers.

GPCA and the Royal Commission for Jubail & Yanbu (RCJY) hosted the Gulf SQAS Outreach Workshop on the 22nd of April 2015 at the Fanateer Sea Club, Jubail, KSA. Attended by over 150 industry experts, this was probably the most important Gulf SQAS workshop, given that Jubail is the largest industrial and logistics hub for the region’s chemical industry.

Alan Izzard, Program Director for Gulf SQAS and Senior Advisor at Borouge, presented the key features of the program to the attendees. He discussed the fact that in line with the increase in Regional chemical production, there is also an increased number of trucks deployed in the GCC. Without presenting specific statistical evidence, this fact clearly has a contribution to the increased number of traffic related incidents being witnessed. Izzard highlighted various socio-economic benefits the Gulf SQAS program offers as a proven comprehensive EHSS&Q assurance system for Logistics Service Providers (LSPs). The presentation can be downloaded here.

One of the SQAS partner Certification Bodies presented their perspective on the program and detailed the key steps needed to complete a Gulf SQAS assessment. Both sessions were well received and attendees were provided the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters.

RCJY presented on the expanding Jubail Logistics Cluster that is providing the necessary logistics support to the petrochemical and chemical industry, highlighting the level of integration and stressing the need for various logistics services to complete the cluster.

GPCA are currently planning two more outreach workshops for this year, one each in Oman and Qatar.

GPCA are also proud to announce that having completed a successful pilot, they are ready to launch the Warehouse module during June 2015.

For more information on GPCA’s Gulf SQAS initiative, reach us on gulfsqas@gpca.org.ae.