By Majaha Nkonyane | 2018-08-12
IN keeping up with a fast moving world, Southern Star logistics has been awarded with the highest road safety standard in Southern Africa.
The company was awarded the certificate for compliance with safety rules in the fuel industry.
According to Southern Star Operations Manager Maqhawe Fakudze, the company is a conglomeration of Unitrans and South star. The award, according to Fakudze, is not the first one as Unitrans received an award for abiding with safety regulations and they, as South Star, had to keep up with the highest road safety rules.
Fakudze said this was motivation to work even harder as it demonstrated their presence in the market and gives them more than enough reasons to compete globally.
Fakudze also said this was yet another reason to compete with big guns in the industry in the abnormal truck sector.
There are less than five companies that operate the abnormal fuel tankers in Southern Africa.
They require the RTMS standard as well as special permits to operate. Drivers are of the highest calibre in the industry.
The company operates 13 of these colossal machines.
According to Fakudze, the company had to first keep up with road safety rules in the country, which allowed them to be recognised in the Southern African region.
The award received by Southern Star is in the fuel industry where the standard is very high for them which makes it tough to beat seasoned competitors, he noted.
The company operates over 160 vehicles and does work for all local major oil companies transporting diesel, petrol, paraffin as well as Jet fuel, ethanol and specialised gases for Air Liquide.
Their footprint covers Eswatini, Mozambique, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and DRC, with plans to venture into new markets. Southern Star is a proudly Eswatini company.
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