Alkion Terminal Marseille opens new isotank storage platform
Construction on the platform began in September that is located between the Marseille and Fos-sur-Mer container terminals, and will be accessible via road and rail.
Aurélien Jakalski, sales engineer and project developer, said: “I’m very proud of this project because we are really bringing something new to the market.”
“Isotank containers are multimodal, meaning they can be transported via road, rail or sea, and then stored without having to transfer the product to other vessels, or without even opening the container.
“Not having to open the tank in order to store or transport the product greatly reduces the risk of leakage.”
Jakalski also notes the benefits in terms of flexibility: “Isotank containers can store between 20 and 35 m3 of product; a much smaller quantity than our regular tanks.
“They can also be accessed on demand within 24 or 48 hours.” It’s an ideal solution for customers who require smaller quantity or short-term storage and flexible access to their product.
“The isotank storage platform will store a large range of liquid bulk products. Chemical products, such as methanol, caustic soda and bitumen, but also foodstuffs, like oil and wine. We have a large range of products that we’ll be able to store securely.”
The official opening of the isotank storage platform on 11 September is just the beginning for Alkion Terminal Marseille.
He added: “We want to become a one-stop-shop. In the next few years we’re looking to open an Isotank cleaning station, heating facility and repair and maintenance workshop.
“We want to provide our customers with everything they need when it comes to isotank, in our convenient location in the heart of the Lavera petrochemical cluster and offer it all in the same location which reduces transportations. Alkion Terminal Marseille is proud to become first isotank hub in the region and, in the future, the main actor in the Isotank market in the South of France.”