RSA-TALKE and Dow sign supply chain contract
An affiliate of The Dow Chemical Company and RSA-TALKE has signed a contract for the storage of chemical products that will be manufactured by Dow from various production sites globally.
With this joint venture for chemical logistics RSA-TALKE will receive and store Dow products in their specialised chemical warehouses in Dubai. These warehouses are located at the Aerotropolis also known as Dubai South.
RSA-TALKE’s complex at Dubai South has been designed to store chemicals and petrochemicals to the highest international standards. The company – a joint venture of Dubai-based RSA Logistics and the German TALKE Group – caters to the demand of customers from the chemical and petrochemical industries in the Gulf region.
"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," explains Richard Heath, director 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," says Abhishek Ajay Shah, managing director at RSA Logistics and director at RSA-TALKE.
“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,” says Ihab Elia associate director of logistics and international trade for Dow Middle East and Africa. “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.”
He also added that “this partnership is not new but an expansion on the trust built and established between our entities through historic and current operations. We look forward to achieve further successes in the future.”
The recent inauguration of a large container terminal for chemical goods in the Jebel Ali free zone (JAFZA) rounds off RSA-TALKE's total concept.
"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," says 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 countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are regarded as key markets for the chemical industry, with Dubai as an increasingly important logistics centre. The Emirate of Dubai is seen as a significant hub for the export of chemicals from the region to Africa, India and the Far East.