Marstel Holdings has signed a deal with Shell Australia to develop a Greenfield diesel import facility at Newcastle Harbour, Australia.
The site will be able to receive ship imports and will feature 18 million litre diesel tank’s worth of storage, as well as truck loading facilities.
The new facility is scheduled for completion by 2012 and Shell says it hopes the project will improve the cost efficiency of diesel imports into the country.
The company also hopes the development will help it to improve and grow its services in the Hunter Valley in New South Wales, all the way up to the Gunnedah region.
Shell’s general manager of marketing Craig James says: ‘This announcement follows Shell’s recent investments in fuel storage facilities at Mackay in Queensland, along with Kalgoorlie and King Bay in Western Australia – all important regions for Australia’s growing resource sector.’