RSA-Talke opens hitech warehouse in Dubai
Dubai, February 4, 2014
Leading chemical logistics joint venture, RSA-Talke has announced the opening of a hitech dangerous goods warehouse at Dubai World Central (DWC), the world’s first purpose-built aerotropolis.
A joint venture between RSA Logistics, a provider of transport and logistics services headquartered in Dubai, and Talke, a German chemical logistician based in Hürth near Cologne, the company boasts of a capacity of 19,000 pallet spaces and direct access to the Jebel Ali sea port and the Al Maktoum airport.
The joint venture, founded in May 2013, enables the experienced chemicals logistics expert Talke to provide its services to an even larger number of customers and to strengthen the group's presence in the Middle East.
Apart from Dubai, Talke also has activities in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman and Bahrain.
Meanwhile, RSA-Talke said it has started planning its next large-scale project: an integrated chemicals solution in Jebel Ali, the world's largest Free Trade Zone.
On the launch, Khalifa Al Zaffin, the executive chairman, Dubai Aviation City Corporation, said the opening of RSA-Talke’s warehouse underlines the strategic significance of DWC in unfolding new possibilities for multinational companies as they expand their boundaries to reach out to a wider customer base.
It also demonstrates DWC’s capability to cater to the demands of diverse industries and business needs through its hitech logistics infrastructure and multimodal transportation platform, he stated.
RSA is able to offer its customers a wider range of logistics services through the joint venture and to build on the customer base that already exists.
The newly-commissioned RSA-Talke packed goods storage facility for dangerous goods & non-dangerous goods complies with the highest safety, environment protection and quality standards, such as the US National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards or the EU's ATEX guidelines on explosion prevention. Furthermore, cutting-edge storage systems enable efficient and safe operations.
RSA-Talke presently offers its customers in the Gulf region about 19,000-pallet storage places for hazardous & non-hazardous goods as well as tailor-made transport solutions by road, air or sea, if required, stated Al Zaffin.
The storage facility is designed to store class 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9 dangerous goods. It consists of seven independent chambers, four of which are temperature controlled and run at a constant 22°C.
Rashed Bu Qara’a, COO of Dubai Aviation City Corporation, said DWC has positioned Dubai as a leading international logistics hub due to its strategic location; seamless connectivity through land, sea and air routes and world-class amenities.
"Its aerotropolis concept makes it the perfect setting for global companies wanting to establish their presence in the region. We look forward to serve more key players like RSA-Talke who are looking to tap into the booming Middle Eastern economy and exciting business opportunities," he added.
The next step to support the up-and-coming chemical industry in the Gulf region is definite: RSA-Talke is planning to build a large dangerous goods capable container terminal in the Jebel Ali.
The facility will be designed especially for handling liquid chemicals in ISO tank containers and will have a capacity of 1,800 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units).
Richard Heath, the director (Middle East & Asia) at Talke and director of RSA-Talke, pointed out that both the production and import and export of specialty chemicals are constantly gaining importance here in the Gulf region.
Abhishek Ajay Shah, the director of operations & business development at RSA and director at RSA-Talke, said: "By investing in new locations, we support our customers' growth and diversification. This enables us to provide them with additional capacities for safe top-quality logistics solutions."-TradeArabia News Service