Arabian Chemical Terminals Ltd. (ACT) was established in 1985 by three Saudi family owned companies, in collaboration for management with Mobil Saudi Arabia (now ExxonMobil). The management collaboration with Mobil Saudi Arabia ended in 2000, and today Reza Investment, the majority shareholder, manages the company from its Jeddah office.
ACT erected and commissioned the first ever commercial liquid chemical bulk storage terminal in Saudi Arabia. The facility was built in Yanbu on the western coast, connecting the Red Sea. In July 2012, ACT commissioned its second tank terminal in Jubail, on the Eastern coast of Saudi Arabia connecting the Arab Sea, the region’s petrochemical hub. The tanks are leased to several third parties and allows for export and import with distribution of liquid chemicals and minerals to the market in bulk form. Domestic distributions are managed with road-tankers, ISOs, IBCs and drumming.
Also, in 2012, ACT launched “Suttons Arabia”, a joint venture partnership with the UK-based Suttons International Group, which specializes in worldwide chemical logistics and transportation at the very highest HSE standards. ACT and Suttons Arabia work closely together to provide customers with a full range of supply chain services for their chemical liquid storage, handling and logistics requirements.
ACT pioneered the efficient handling of bulk liquid chemicals in the region, and has over 25 years’ experience in this field. The addition of the Jubail terminal, the first of its kind in the Eastern Province, confirms ACT’s dedication to fulfilling the growing needs of the ever expanding industrial base in the region.
ACTs terminals plays key supply chain roles in bringing customer products from the production plant or feedstock production sites via our tanks as they transit through Yanbu or Jubail ports. Our independent domestic tank terminal network is responsible for storage and transshipment. ACT works closely together with other top tier service providers engaged by its customers, such as shipping companies and brokers.
The core of the ACT business model is the economic principle to provide excellent infrastructure to customers and to benefit from their growth and business. The customer is king. We focus on tank terminal services and supply chain solutions, thus permitting our valued customers to focus on their own core activities. Our customers also benefit from the flexibility of our ability to offer customized contract durations and techniques to handle all kinds of specialties in the market.
ACTs operations and assets are based on Best Industry Practices and comply with highest international standards. ACT is ISO 18001, 9001 and 14001 certified. Moreover, ACT is an active Responsible Care and CDI-T member. ACT is Gulf SQAS audited.