Cape Town, South Africa-headquartered Engen Petroleum has cut its ties to US energy company Chevron by opening its own fuel storage and loading depot, Cape Town Terminal.
For more than two decades the company operated out of the Chevron Refinery in Milnerton and now looks to improve customer service by solely operating a terminal.
The company says bulk truck operators (BTOs) have commented that hours of loading time have shrunk to minutes, meaning valuable cumulative time saving.
Cape Town Terminal has the latest health, safety, environmental and quality (HSEQ) equipment and procedures. A big focus has been also been placed on training of additional personnel and acquiring leading systems and infrastructure.
While we had little manpower for physical activity at the tenant depot, we now have resources for tank discharge, pipeline slug intake, rail tank car discharge, plant maintenance, load rack operations and several other activities, a company spokesman says.
Four automated loading racks are linked to a central management centre, where an inventory management system gathers accurate, up-to-the-second supply statistics for Engens Supply division.
New fuel storage tanks are equipped with remotely-managed high-level alarms, fire-fighting equipment and other HSEQ and supply systems.
The companys tanks store the entire range of petrol and diesel for Engens retail and commercial fuel needs. An expansion programme is currently under way to add more loading racks and tanks.