TALKE Group wins major thermoplastic logistics contract
QAPCO one the world's largest manufacturers of LDPE, has contracted the TALKE Group to take over management of all logistics activities at its production facility in Mesaieed.
With more than 100 additional employees recruited specifically for the purpose, the specialist logistics services provider's responsibilities include handling precursor and finished products, ensuring the availability of replacement parts for the petrochemical plants, as well as loading and unloading cargo at the jetty.
The contract, which is to initially run for a period of five years, covers warehouse logistics, packing finished products, the administration and provision of spare parts for the petrochemical plants as well as servicing and maintenance of all the logistics equipment within the entire production facility.
"This latest award from Qapco serves both as recognition for our past performance and as an incentive to continue striving to improve still further," said Richard Heath, director Middle East & USA at TALKE.
"We also see it as further confirmation that our strategy of integrating ourselves into the supply chains of our customers with an explicitly broad spectrum of high-quality and well thought-out services is right,” he added.
The spectrum of chemical and petrochemical substances stored and handled ranges from hazardous materials of nearly all classes to harmless PE granules of the highest quality, which are prepared for transport.
In addition to this, TALKE is taking over both the loading and unloading of ocean-going vessels with liquid chemicals, gases and finished products and the servicing and maintenance of heavy dockside equipment, such as straddle carriers and cranes.
QAPCO has been working with TALKE since 2008 and besides the logistics and maintenance services provided for their products and facilities, the scope of work has expanded gradually to other product lines and container yard and inventory management.
TALKE has a long-standing presence in Mesaieed, previously receiving polymer granules from two of the production facilities, packing them and preparing them for transport by sea.