Dubai-headquartered logistics firm ATS has commissioned phase III of its storage terminal in the Hamriyah Free Zone in Sharjah, UAE, increasing the tank storage capacity from 42,000 m3 to 72,000 m3.
The expansion cost AED 55 million (€12.7 million). The ATS Terminals site is a state-of-the-art facility offering storage and transport of chemicals and petroleum products, including petrochemicals, chemicals, solvents, glycols, base oil, diesel, fuel oil, gas oil, vegetable oil, and bitumen. It has a deepwater berth and is completely automated, with the latest tank monitoring and loading systems, a tank gauging system, an automated firefighting system, and round-the-clock security surveillance.
‘Amidst the global pandemic situation, ATS has stood resilient and turned the crisis into an opportunity to uphold the market demands and stood by its customers,’ says Avinash Gandhi, managing director of ATS Terminals, adding: ‘The new expansion is part of a full-fledged strategy to serve our customers in the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, and the East African region, by getting the most out of HFZA’s competitive benefits to penetrate various markets across the world.’
ATS Terminals will now begin planning phase IV of its expansion work, which will increase the capacity to 100,000 m3 by 2022.