Keeping fuel and chemical deliveries in the safe lane
An unrelenting focus on Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) has been the basis upon which logistics service provider Cargo Carriers has built a 60-year-long legacy of servicing South Africa’s steel, fuel, chemicals, powders and sugar industries.
Most recently, two of the company’s contracts were renewed by long-standing clients operating in the local fuel and chemical industries.
Cargo Carriers’ ability to meet and exceed the high expectations of industry played an important role in the renewal of its contract to transport raw-tar product – or “black fuel”, a classified hazardous product – for another important client in this industrial market segment.
The company’s leading position in the larger fuel industry is characterised by its load-and-route optimisation, enhanced load security and delivery visibility capabilities.
In addition, sophisticated technologies, including the latest vehicle and trailer configurations, have helped reduce vehicle emissions. This is in line with the growing “green” consciousness that has placed significant onus on businesses, especially fossil-fuel based sectors, to reduce their carbon footprints.
These technologies have also contributed towards increased payload and reduced fuel burn, helping players in this increasingly competitive industry contain logistics costs and, therefore, improve efficiencies.
Meanwhile, an unwavering focus on SHEQ has also been the backbone of Cargo Carriers’ efficient and safe delivery of flocculants, acids, fertilisers and heavy oils. It is also the preferred transporter of oxygen, nitrogen, argon and carbon dioxide for one of South Africa’s largest gas and welding-product suppliers.
The gravitas Cargo Carriers places on maintaining its high SHEQ standards is further motivated by the extensive audits it undergoes by the local and German-based DEKRA-ITS certification services.
This complements the company’s ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007 accreditation and affiliation to the Chemical and Allied Industries (CAIA).
Cargo Carriers’ Sasolburg branch has been rated as an “accredited haulier” meeting CAIA’s stringent criteria. The Sasolburg operation is one of the branches from which the company co-ordinates deliveries throughout South Africa and as far afield as Zambia and Malawi. Importantly, the company is also a signatory to Safety and Quality Assessment (SQAS) and Responsible Care.
Combined with high ethical values and robust Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment credentials, Cargo Carriers looks forward to continuing its long journey facilitating South Africa’s industrialisation, in line with the imperatives enshrined in the National Development Plan!