Hazardous Materials press release
· Flexible and maneuverable
· Can handle all sized Tanktainers
from 4800-6900 gallon capacity
· Does not require a special license
to drive a Mobicon
· Can access tight-spots on site
handles dangerous goods with ease
Transporting, storing and handling dangerous goods
is becoming an ever-burgeoning issue in this country
that many no longer wish to bear. For Kemsea Services
International it is second nature, and with all the
appropriate certifications and dangerous goods classifications
in place, Kemsea has certainly entered the industry
with a big bang.
For many, Kemsea is the answer to complying with industry-standard
environment protection legislations and dangerous
goods certifications. Simply put, Kemsea manage the
movement of hazardous substances for other companies,
therefore taking away the burden of regulatory constraints.
Whilst still a relatively new player in the market,
Kemsea has been established by a team of industry
experts who recognised market constraints and the
hassles associated with the storage, handling and
movement of dangerous substances.
Kemsea has been designed as a service provider for
anyone looking for an alternative for storing and
handling hazardous and non-hazardous substances including
chemicals, flammables, corrosives, plastics and fuels.
Kemsea also provide bulk liquid storage, decanting,
drum and IBC filling services as well as dry container
packing and unpacking. With the added advantage that
their operations are in a fully zoned dangerous goods
property located in the heart of mid-western Sydney,
Kemsea are looking forward to a bright future in the
According to Mr Mark Conroy, Managing Director of
Kemsea, a site was selected in Rosehill, Sydney that
was ideally situated to the industry and came complete
with 1.2 hectares of hardstand and warehouse space.
The facility was already equipped with one major warehouse,
3 open warehouses, drum filling and decanting stations.
"The only problem that we encountered with the site
was the realisation that it was going to be extremely
restrictive for the storage of our Tanktainers as
the hardstand bunded area would not withstand equipment
with high weight and load ratios." Mr Conroy said.
"We wanted an alternative to a container fork, a flexible
piece of equipment that could efficiently maneuver
in tight-spots, safely handle laden and empty Tanktainers
and had low load ratios so that it wouldn't rip up
our bunded areas," he said.
According to Mr Conroy the Tanktainers on Kemsea's
site are generally up to 26,000 Litre capacities that
need to be picked on and off trucks, safely moved
around the site and inside bunded storage areas.
Kemsea were extremely cautious about what mode of
equipment was chosen as it needed to comply with safety
precautions and regulations for moving and handling
They were faced with the issue that the heavy weights
of the Tanktainers were in fact too much for the side
loaders to legally transport. Previously the process
of loading and unloading Tanktainers was done with
two trucks; A drop deck trailer for the Tanktainer
and then a skel trailer with a side loader. Handling
is therefore extremely slow and methodical, costly
and cautionary due to the safety issue of lifting
Tanktainers fully-loaded with hazardous substances.
Kemsea has a wide range of Tanktainers moving in and
around their site that vary from 18,000 to 26,000
Litres and up to 33 Tonne in weight. They also needed
the flexibility to load and unload 20 foot and 40
foot dry containers on and off trucks as their risk
assessments indicated that they should not handle
dangerous goods in containers with the standard container
"In truth we were really hoping that we could find
something that could cater to all of our needs but
thought that it was a pipedream," Mr Conroy said.
Kemsea researched the world- market for suitable equipment
and discovered that the most ideal solution was in
their own backyard. "It is ironic that we looked all
over the world for the best solution to find that
the Mobicon is in fact an Australian invented, manufactured
and owned container handling solution." he said.
What is the Mobicon container handler?
The Mobicon is a unique, flexible, container handler
with the lowest axle loading in the world. It can
drive directly under an awning, inside a warehouse
door, turns in tighter spaces, is more maneuverable
and has the ability to handle any size container.
"The Mobicon can now take the Tanktainers off the
back of trucks and safely place them on the ground
and then we can pick them up and the Mobicon can take
them to wherever they need to go," Mr Conroy said
"It is hard to believe that one machine can manage
all of our Containers and is safer to operate than
any other equipment we have ever used, including side
loaders." "Thanks to the Mobicon, Kemsea can now safely,
efficiently and cost effectively manage and maneuver
a variety of Containers on site." he said.
Key benefits of the Mobicon for Kemsea
o Flexible and maneuverable
o Can access tight-spots on site
o Can maneuver in tight-spots
o Can handle all sized Tanktainers from 18,000 to
26,000 Litre capacity
o Can lift up to 33 tonne in weight
o Can safely lift Tanktainers off the back of trucks
o Can safely place Tanktainers on the ground
o Will not rip up hardstand bunded area of site
o Lowest axle loading of any container handler in
o Replaced Sideloader
o Eliminates the need for two trucks
o Safer and more efficient for handling dangerous
o Operators have a clear line of visible sight so
they can go places with containers that couldn't before
o Mobicon does not tip over with the full weight of
o WYSIWYG design whereby all parts are visible to
the operator and accessible to service.
o Does not require a special license to drive a Mobicon
o Easy to operate and drive
o Long-term savings on yard maintenance and repair
o Mobicon can easily operate within the warehouse
for other Kemsea services
o Ability to load and unload standard containers as
o Significantly lower costs to operate than container
o No specialised service or repair training required
o Eliminates the need for expensive field service
About Kemsea Services International
Kemsea Services International is a certified and approved
hazardous and non-hazardous goods service provider
for rail, road and sea transport, and safe static
storage. Kemsea provide a safe, economical and environmentally
safe means of transporting, storing and handling dangerous
goods, liquid products including chemicals, fuels
and food grade.
Kemsea is Workcover approved for dangerous goods class
2.2, 3, 4.1. 6.1 and 8 storage. (Class 2.2 = Non Flammable
Non-Toxic gas, Class 3 = Flammable liquids, Class
4.1 = Flammable solids, Class 6.1 = toxic substances
and Class 8 = corrosives.)
Total pallet capacity for the Kemsea site is around
8000 pallets with 6 Mild Steel and Stainless Steel
50 Kilolitre tanks available for drum filling and
decanting. The Kemsea tanks service a drum filling
area, which has 2 fill stations each capable of generating
around 300 drums per day. Kemsea decant into or out
of road tankers via their loading bay.
The company was established in 2003 with the goal
of providing quality services in the storage of dangerous