RSA-TALKE to open new ‘dangerous goods’ warehouse
by Kasun Illankoon
RSA-TALKE, a joint venture of Dubai-based third party logistics provider RSA Global, and Germany-based TALKE Group, announces the expansion of its portfolio of services for customers across the GCC with the completion and opening of its new dangerous goods warehouse.
The latest facility is part of RSA-TALKE’s plan to systematically expand its tank container terminal in the Jebel Ali free zone, thus creating the only integrated chemical logistics hub of its kind in the region, approved for storage, handling, cleaning and filling of nearly all dangerous goods classes.
The chemical warehouse will accommodate 13,000 pallet positions, adding to the hub’s current capacity of 1800 TEU tank containers, both approved to store dangerous goods of nearly all classes.
“Our chemical and petrochemical customers quite rightly attach great importance to their supply chain being flexible, reliable and appropriately equipped while meeting the highest standards of safety.” explains Markus Koepsel, General Manager at RSA-TALKE.
Markus added: ”By fully integrating storage logistics, filling, cleaning, maintenance and testing services at one location, we’re able to reduce downtimes to a minimum, and as a result, enable our customers to realise demonstrable competitive advantages with the help of an integrated supply chain solution.”
“RSA-TALKE’s commitment to innovation and to diversifying our services solidifies our position in the regional logistics and warehousing market. We are pleased to offer this, an expanded chemical hub for distribution, warehousing and in the future for refilling, with world-class safety, expert knowledge, and professional standards,” stated Richard Heath, Chairman of RSA-TALKE and TALKE President and CEO USA.
With the completion of the warehouse, installation work will begin on a filling station for transferring chemicals of various hazard classes into drums and IBCs. RSA-TALKE already operates a tank cleaning station at its container terminal in Dubai. There was to much at stake to push towards these new warehouse as well.