UAE-based logistics firm RSA-TALKE said on Thursday it has signed a contract with an affiliate of the Dow Chemical Company for the storage of chemical products.
The products will be shipped from Dow's production sites globally and stored at specialised chemical warehouses in Dubai South.
RSA-TALKE – a joint venture of Dubai-based RSA Logistics and the Germany's Talke Group – is one of the main povider of logistics services to the chemical and petrochemical sectors in the GCC.
"The signing of this significant agreement with Dow has again confirmed the interest of our customers in our strategy of providing a full service portfolio for chemical logistics in Dubai," said Richard Heath, director for the Middle East & USA at TALKE and director at RSA-TALKE.
"We have worked hard in the past couple of years to create top quality facilities based on the highest international standards and the journey continues with the very recent opening of our integrated chemicals hub in Jebel Ali free zone," commented Abhishek Ajay Shah, managing director at RSA Logistics and director at RSA-TALKE.
Ihab Elia, associate director of logistics and international trade for Dow Middle East and Africa, said: “Dow clearly sees the Middle East as a core region in their total business model, whether for local production or as part of their global supply chain. RSA-TALKE will play an integral part in Dow’s growth story, as we progress and drive to ensure we work with world class service providers with the right focus on safety, value, and quality.”
RSA-TALKE recently inaugurated a large container terminal for chemical goods in the Jebel Ali free zone (JAFZA).
"With the integrated chemical hub, designed around ISO-tank container storage and complemented by associated services, we are proud to complete the picture as far as a full range of services is concerned," said Abhishek Ajay Shay.
"We can now handle liquids and solids, hazardous and non-hazardous, packaged or bulk to support chemical manufacturers in the whole of the Gulf region."
The United Arab Emirates and the rest of the GCC are emerging as key hubs for the trade, storage and export of chemicals.
Due to their adventous location and access to key markets such as Africa, India and the Far East, the GCC's chemical storage and logistics industry has seen a significant investment boost in the past years.