This agreement is part of a growing number of developments for Qatalum; seeking to capitalise on the global move in aluminium production and expertise from the West to Asia, with Qatar contributing to the GCC's expansion.
Qatalum's CEO, Tom Petter Johansen, was delighted to put in place this new arrangement. "Qatalum is a company dedicated to environmental and operational efficiency with excellent product quality. In signing this new ocean transport agreement, we can secure and improve our distribution through the US market, and leveraging this improvement to further the efficiency of our distribution", he said.
The company's Deputy CEO, Khalid Laram, spoke at the signing about Qatalum's broader role. "As the engine of global growth switches to emerging markets, and the consumption of aluminium in greater demand, our role is an important one to support downstream businesses. And of course, in its growth and importation of international best practice, Qatalum can continue to be a catalyst for business development in Qatar and the rest of the GCC." he said.
The CEO of NSCSA, Mr. Saleh Nasser Al Jasser, echoed these thoughts. "As a shipping company, we always look for partners we can trust, and with whom we can grow. In Qatalum, we have an exciting future for expansion of distribution into the US market".