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[post_date] => 2018-08-09 09:43:14
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[post_content] => Join Tank services (JTS) is developing a new depot in Sohar, Oman. The 20,000-m2
depot, located in Sohar Port Freezone, will be dedicated to cleaning, storage, repairs and support services for tank containers. The move responds to the recent expansion of Oman’s petrochemical industry and the consequent pressing need for additional tank depot capacity in the sultanate.
“Right now, tanks imported into Oman are being repositioned into Jebel Ali or other nearby locations for cleaning,” says Mr K Pasupathy, general manager of JTS. “Once the new facility is operational, these tanks can be cleaned directly in Oman. Moreover, a considerable amount of money will be saved by companies no longer having to move empty tanks between the UAE and Oman.”
Once the new facility is up and running in Sohar, JTS plans to not only consolidate existing services to the tank container industry but also to expand its portfolio in the future by developing other business services for the chemical industry. This could include areas such as chemical drumming, warehousing and distribution.
“Oman is a growing market, with a lot of petrochemical companies only showing up in the last three to four years,” Pasupathy continues. “The new facility will employ seven to ten members of staff initially, with plans to increase this number over time. We aim to start construction of the new facility during the third quarter of 2018 and we hope to be operational by the second quarter of 2019.”
In addition to the new facility in Oman, JTS, formerly headquartered in the Jebel Ali Free Zone North, Dubai, is increasing its involvement in the regional liquid chemicals market with a new division in the Jebel Ali Free Zone South called JTS Chemical Logistics. The new, 28,000-m2
facility will be approximately six times larger than its existing facility in the north, which is located next to the DP World container terminal.
JTS obtained all the necessary approvals from the relevant authorities, allowing construction to begin in May 2018. A trial run of the facility’s operations is proposed for the first quarter of 2019, with operational activities planned for this division to include the storage of full tank containers with dangerous goods of Classes 3, 4.1, 6.1, 8, 9 and non-hazardous chemicals. The depot will also handle the drumming of liquid chemicals from tank containers or road tankers and placing them into IBCs and interim storage as well as cross-stuffing of liquid chemicals from tank to tank or road tanker to tank containers.
Joint Tank Services was established in 1998 in the Jebel Ali Free Zone North and deals with cleaning, repair, testing and storage of empty tank containers containing hazardous and non-hazardous liquid chemicals. The company states that its mission is to provide comprehensive and effective service solutions to the tank container and chemical industry by investing in technology, people and safety. JTS says it has set a standard in the Middle East by obtaining quality, environment and Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) certification. The company’s depot in Dubai is also the only depot in the region to have been audited according to the Safety and Quality Assessment for Sustainability (SQAS).
[post_title] => JTS: Sohar, so good
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