Alkion Terminal Marseille, a part of the Koole Terminals group, is set to revolutionise the storage industry in the South of France with the opening of its first Isotank storage platform. The platform, which will be officially inaugurated on September 11th, marks a significant milestone for the company and the market as a whole.

Construction on the Isotank storage platform began in September 2022 and is strategically located between the Marseille and Fos-sur-Mer container terminals, ensuring easy accessibility by road and rail. Isotank containers, known for their multimodal capabilities, can be transported via road, rail, or sea, and can be stored without the need to transfer the product to other vessels or open the container.

This unique feature offers numerous benefits to customers in terms of flexibility and safety. By eliminating the need to open the tank for storage or transportation, the risk of leakage is greatly reduced, particularly when dealing with hazardous substances such as toxic, flammable, or corrosive products. Alkion Terminal Marseille’s expertise in handling these specific products played a crucial role in obtaining the necessary government authorisation for the platform. This positions Alkion Terminal Marseille as the only Seveso-site in the region with the capability and authorisation to handle and store Isotank containers, making it a key player in the Southern European market.

In addition to safety advantages, the Isotank storage platform offers increased flexibility. Isotank containers have a capacity ranging from 20 to 35 m3, making them ideal for customers who require smaller quantities or short-term storage solutions. Furthermore, the containers can be accessed on demand within 24 or 48 hours, providing customers with convenient and flexible access to their products.

Aurélien Jakalski, sales engineer and project developer at Alkion Terminal Marseille, expressed his pride in the project, stating, “I’m very proud of this project because we are really bringing something new to the market.” The Isotank storage platform represents a significant step forward in storage capabilities and solidifies Alkion Terminal Marseille’s position as an innovative industry leader in the region.

The opening of the Isotank storage platform at Alkion Terminal Marseille marks a game-changing development for the storage industry in the South of France. With its unique capabilities, enhanced safety measures, and increased flexibility, the platform is set to redefine the standards of storage solutions in the region and beyond.

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11th September 2023