Tristar conducted a Road Safety Awareness Campaign in partnership with RTA’s Traffic Department to over 242 children at the JSS International School in Dubai. Tristar arranged a ‘Kids Traffic Arena’ in the school where 10 children in a given time can ‘drive around’ in pedal cars and were taught traffic rules like stopping before a pedestrian crossing and wearing seat belt all the time. The idea behind the campaign was to increase road safety awareness among school children who can remind their parents who drive to follow basic traffic rules and road safety guidelines like not using mobile phone while driving.
The 6th Africa Fuels station was inaugurated in the county of Kisumu in Kenya. The other five fuel stations are located in Kiserian, Maasai Road, Nakuru and Eldoret in Kenya, and in Kampala, Uganda. Caltex lubricant products including the Delo and Havoline brands are available in all six locations. Other services being offered across the stations include quick oil change, car wash and technical consultation on application of lubricants.
The precautions to avoid getting infected by the Coronavirus were presented by the HSE Team at the Quarterly Safety Meeting in Dubai. This regular gathering of drivers and ground staff with a number of management team members and external stakeholders like Dubai Police, Dubai Chamber, customers and suppliers also discussed road safety best practices as well as handed awards for safe performers.
Tristar has acquired more than 11,000 square meters of logistic land in the Port of Duqm that will have a 3,048 square meters covered warehouse with a capacity of 5,000 pallet position and an open yard for future expansion. The logistics warehouse project will offer 3PL and 4PL services. Eugene Mayne (seated 2nd left), Group CEO of Tristar said: “The expansion of our presence in Oman to Duqm further strengthens our value proposition as we continue to serve the future requirements of our international oil and gas customers as well as major local companies, with the highest level of operational and international safety standards. We constantly seek to build partnerships through which we can expand our service offering to our customers across the GCC and beyond, and the Port of Duqm provides us with the perfect platform to do so.”
Tristar Group is pleased to announce the recent delivery of the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Tanker Tristar Ruby to its shipping fleet. Formerly known as the British Ruby, the tanker will be the first LNG vessel to be added to the Tristar fleet of 30 ocean-going tankers. The Tristar Ruby will be on long-term time charter with BP Shipping. Group CEO Eugene Mayne said: “As a group, we are extremely excited with this new opportunity to expand our presence into LNG shipping and look forward to strengthening and growing this new relationship with BP with a strong commitment to safety in operations and high standards of service and excellence.”
Oman Oil Marketing Company appreciated the stringent HSQ Compliance and Customer Focused approach of Tristar Oman by recognizing the company as Transporter of the Year 2019 on December 15 where the Tristar Oman Team shared best road safety practices during the awarding ceremonies. Oman Oil also recognized Tristar’s contributions during transport emergency incidents by providing emergency response support and advise.
Africa Fuels & Lubricants Ltd (AFAL) launched the online portal www.afalonline.com at the AFAL Annual Reseller Conference on December 13 at the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. The portal is for the B2B and B2C market that will be used to digitize the ordering and purchasing process of Caltex lubricants. “Customers will now be able to place their orders, check stocks and credit limits from the comfort of their home or office using only their smart phones or personal computers,” said AFAL General Manager Abhijit Sarmah who demonstrated the workings of the platform.
Another feather in Tristar’s cap was achieved when it was named Logistics/Transport Company of the Year by MEED Awards. The awards recognized the people and organizations making outstanding contributions to the region’s ongoing growth and development. Tristar won over four regional shipping and transport companies. MEED group commercial director Sonia Kerrigan commented: “Each of our winners demonstrated to our judges that they are having an impact on the region, adding real value, and are critical in supporting economic diversification goals. Our winners are setting benchmarks for human capital management, sustainability, economic diversification and contributing to society. We are honoured to have been supported by an unrivalled cohort of judges who lent their expertise to the selection of winners as part of the robust and independently audited process.”
Tristar has been named Ship Operator of the Year by the Llyod’s List South Asia, Middle East & Africa Awards 2019. Tristar was recognized for its “exceptional performance in ship operations and chartering.” The award criteria stated that “the business that has best responded to the changing commercial and regulatory landscape through new ocean shipping configurations and port pairings, simplified booking and documentation processes, action to reduce ship pollution and other innovations that have made the supply chain more efficient.” Tristar Shipping CEO Chris Peters accepted the award on behalf of Group CEO Eugene Mayne and the Tristar Family.
Tristar Group has been awarded the Special Commendation for the Golden Peacock Global Award for Sustainability 2019, highlighting Tristar’s commitment to achieving leadership in sustainability and its dedication to managing the business to the highest health, safety, environmental and compliance standards. Group CEO Eugene Mayne received the award at The Montcalm Hotel in London as part of the Institute of Directors, India’s Annual London Global Convention. Mr. Mayne gave a Special Address at the convention opening on November 13th held at the House of Lords. He was also a speaker at the plenary session on sustainability held on November 14th where he joined a panel of industry leaders who discussed the importance of sustainability in relation to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.