Published On: Wed, Aug 12th, 2015

New $20.43m chemical warehouse for Tristar in JAFZA

Tristar Group is to open a new $20.43m chemical warehouse and bagging plant in Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA), a first of its kind for the free zone, due to open in 2016.

The plans were revealed by Tristar Group CEO Eugene Mayne at a ground-breaking ceremony with Skeberis Plastics managing director Reinhard Fischer and JAFZAofficials led by group CFO Asim Al Abbasi and VP of customer relations and development Omar Bin Hendi.

The 350,000 square feet chemical warehouse is a joint project between UAE-based Tristar and Skeberis Plastics, headquartered in Greece and Belgium with a regional headquarter in the UAE.

The facility is designed to handle a throughput of 250,000 tons bulk material of plastic granules per annum with silos and a racking capacity of more than 15,000 pallet positions for packed chemical and plastic granules products.

Once fully operational the one-stop shop for polymers and liquid logistics will offer better time to market delivery because of the location’s direct access to Jebel Ali Port and Maktoum International Airport and in the future to Etihad Railways.

“Jafza was our first choice location due to flexibility in the logistics chain with transportation and freight readily available and because of the ability to leverage this multiplatform logistics facility to support our company’s other logistics service offerings,” disclosed Mayne.

Skeberis will provide technical support for the management and day-to-day functions for the bagging operations. “The operating partnership between Tristar and Skeberis is another milestone for the chemical and petrochemical industry as the new facility offers unique opportunities for optimizing the supply chain for producer and customer,” pointed out Fischer.

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