Global logistics company Tristar Group will transport Linde’s helium cargo across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) as part of a new five-year contract, valued at $8m.

In a statement released yesterday (8th Dec), Tristar said the cargo will be transported by its professional drivers using its specially designed fleet with advanced safety features.

Eugene Mayne, Group CEO of Tristar said: “We are delighted to have signed this contract with our long-standing customer, Linde Global Helium.”

“Whilst this is most certainly a major win for us, we’re even more honoured to continue working with Linde as they share in Tristar’s values and hold the same standards when it comes to health and safety.”

Kurt Richter, Head of Helium Supply Chain Management at Linde, added, “Helium is a globally traded gas. We pride ourselves on having a robust supply chain, with a diverse portfolio of sources, the largest fleet of cryogenic bulk helium containers in the world, and a state-of-the-art facility in Dubai for the staging and maintenance of our global fleet.”

“With Tristar, we have a reliable partner who supports us in ensuring the supply of our global helium customers safely and on time, wherever they are.”

Tristar has been providing transportation services to Linde Global since 2006 across the GCC.

Earlier this year, Tristar Group’s joint venture in Saudi Arabia, United Stars, signed a five-year contract with Linde-Sigas, to transport industrial and medical gases to Linde-Sigas clients across the Kingdom from five centrally located depots in Dammam, Jeddah, Riyadh, Jubail, and Yanbu.