It will become the first location in the south of France to receive authorisation from DREAL (the regional directorates for the environment, planning and housing) to open such a platform.
The Marseille storage terminal’s expertise in dangerous goods, including difficult-to-handle chemicals, was a big advantage for the permit approval and is a significant added value to the project execution.
Must-have for all Iso tank users
Aurélien Jakalski, sales engineer and project developer at Alkion Terminal Marseille, explained: “Such a platform does not exist in the south of Europe and it’s a must-have for all Iso tank users. It will lead to more safety regarding the storage of dangerous goods, but also to several supply chain optimisations and decreased CO2 footprint due to multimodal solutions.”
The project involved cooperation with multiple stakeholders such as Aix Marseille Provence Metropolis, DREAL, UMF (Union Maritime et Fluviale) and Via Marseille-Fos.
The new storage platform will offer 204 spaces for multiple product types: flammable (84 spots), toxic products (60 spots) and corrosive (60 spots). The first Iso tank is expected to be received in July 2023.