Hürth/Dubai | 10.02.2014

New joint venture RSA-TALKE opens state-of-the-art dangerous goods warehouse at logistics hotspot Dubai

Inauguration of new RSA-TALKE dangerous goods warehouse in Dubai World Central (fltr.): Kirit C. Mehta, Director at RSA, Alfred Talke, Group Managing Director TALKE, Armin Talke, Managing Director TALKE, Ajay I. Shah, CEO and Founder of RSA Logistics, DWC Executive Chairman Khalifa Al Zaffin, Abhishek Ajay Shah, Director at RSA and RSA-TALKE, Richard Heath, TALKE Regional Director Middle East & Asia and Director at RSA-TALKE

The facility at the Dubai World Central offers 19,000 pallet spaces for class 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9 dangerous goods. Next RSA-TALKE project: integrated solution for hazardous & non-hazardous goods, value addition by drumming, ISO tank cleaning and an ISO tank terminal. RSA-TALKE offers specialized services across the supply chain for the Gulf region's up-and-coming chemical industry.

The chemical logistics joint venture RSA-TALKE has taken its new packed goods storage facility for dangerous & non-dangerous goods in Dubai into operation. Located in the Dubai World (DCW), the world´s first purpose-built aerotropolis, it boasts a capacity of 19,000 pallet spaces and direct access to the Jebel Ali sea port and the Al Maktoum airport. Meanwhile, RSA-TALKE is already planning its next large-scale project: an integrated chemicals solution in Jebel Ali, the world's largest Free Trade Zone.

RSA-TALKE is a joint venture of Dubai-based RSA Logistics and the German-based TALKE Group. 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. 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 USA's 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.

Khalifa AL Zaffin, Executive Chairman, Dubai Aviation City Corporation, said: "The opening of RSA-TALKE´s warehouse underlines the strategic significance of DWC in unfolding new posibilities for multinational companies as they expand their boundaries to reach out a wider customer base. It also demonstrates DWC´s capability to cater to the demands of divers industries and business needs through its state-of-the-art logistics infrastructure and multimodal transportation platform. We extend our full support to RSA-TALKE as they further expand in the region."

RSA-TALKE now offers its customers in the Gulf region 19,000-pallet storage places for hazardous & non hazardous goods as well as tailor-made transport solutions by road, air or sea, if required. 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.

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