Petrochemical and Fuel Transportation in Africa
Unitrans Africa

Our footprint

Bulk Fuel & Gas Services

Unitrans Africa is a market leader in bulk tanker fuel transportation in Africa, investing in various petrochemicals operations over a number of decades across Southern Africa.

We have an extensive operational footprint across Africa including Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, eSwatini, Mozambique, Tanzania, Malawi, Madagascar and Lesotho. Furthermore, we transport various products into Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Petrochemical, Fuel and Energy Services

Unitrans Africa transports petrochemical products from its clients’ various terminals and offers an end-to-end solution.

Unitrans Africa’s fleet includes state of the art equipment transporting petroleum products including diesel, petrol, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), Jet Fuel, Illuminated paraffin, Avgas, HFO and Naphtha. Unitrans Africa also has experience in the transportation of industrial and cryogenic gasses.

Unitrans Africa currently provides the following services:

Unitrans Africa Fuel Transport

Energy Logistics

Terminal Management Services

The way terminals around the world are being managed and operated has changed due to the need to control costs and efficiencies. Our services include the management, operations and safety of the terminals owned by our customers over a number of years.

Jet Refuel

Aviation Fuels
transport

We understand the stringent requirements in respect of the transportation of aviation fuels and customers know that they can rely on Unitrans Africa for a world class service.

Fuel Transportation: Fuel Forecourt Deliveries

Customer Forecourt
deliveries

Unitrans Africa has the ability to uplift petrol and diesel from every major oil company terminal and deliver directly to our customers swiftly, reliably and efficiently. Enjoy a dedicated account manager for your business. Get a competitive quote from our sales team now.

Direct deliveries
(B2B)

Unitrans Africa offers services from terminal to commercial customer sites, including major mines and project development sites.

Terminal to Terminal Transport

Primary delivery
(terminal to terminal)

Primary transport involves stock movements between terminals, including cross border destinations.

Transport of Lubricants

Lubricants handling and distribution

Unitrans Africa has the capacity and capability to transport both bulk and packed lubricants, including mine deliveries.

Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) distribution

Unitrans Africa has a dedicated bulk LPG fleet servicing various cross border markets.

Transport of Gas

Heavy Fuel Oils (HFO) transport

Unitrans Africa has the capacity to service this niche market.

Fuel Transport Driver

Cryogenic Gasses Transportation

Unitrans Africa services this highly specialized industry.

Petrochemical and Fuel Transportation in Africa

Market leaders in Africa

Energy services

New Technology and Innovation in Petrochemical, Fuel and Energy Services

For the petrochemical sector, PBS -based petrochemical tanker combines a low centre of gravity with carefully balanced power-to-weight ratios to give clients optimum cost-effective performance while also reducing the wear on our public roads.

By continually looking to implement state-of-the art technological innovations into the services we offer, Unitrans Africa strives to provide innovative and cost-effective transportation and logistics solutions – ensuring customers receive reliable service and exceptional value.

Fuel Transportation New Technology
Fuel Transportation Technology: PBS

Focus on Technology

Unitrans Africa is a leading provider of Performance Based Standards (PBS) vehicles in the petroleum sector and is constantly evolving. Safety is Unitrans Africa’s key focus and PBS vehicles meets the exacting standards.

Highest Safety Standards

Fuel and Gas products are of an extremely hazardous nature and therefore Unitrans Africa complies with all HSSE (Health, Safety, Security & Environmental) practices and standards. We have industry accreditation from ISO (9001, 14001, 45001), RTMS, SQAS and customer specific accreditations.

Not only do we constantly stay up to date with the latest industry practices and standards, we have pioneered many new safety innovations.

Across all Unitrans Africa operations a key feature is SAFETY and something we pride ourselves on. We constantly follow industry leading SHEQ protocols and utilise safety technology to reduce incidents and accidents. Read what our team in Namibia is doing as regards to safety spot testing. Unitrans Africa team constantly shows a commitment to at safety and our team at Xinavane Depot in Mozambique has proven this by being awarded the prestigious NOSA 5 star rating for three consecutive years in HSEC Management. Maragra Depot received its first NOSA 5 star rating in 2019. Read more here.

Unitrans Africa Drivers are subjected to stringent driver training. To ensure excellence and compliance in the delivery of services to stakeholders, Unitrans has developed learning and development programmes targeted at professional heavy vehicle drivers. Unitrans is accredited as a registered training provider with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). To learn more about our professional training program visit driver training and development. Our drivers constantly excel and have won numerous prestigious awards.  At the Vivo Energy Driver Recognition Awards for 2019 Matheus Chipandeka of Unitrans Africa Namibia was presented with the driver of the year award for 2019. You can read more about how Vivo Energy ensures that only the highest standards of driver management is followed and adhered to by the companies that it conducts business with.

Energy and Fuel Sector Services

Unitrans Africa Energy and Environmental Partnerships

Unitrans Tankers (smart trucks)

The Energy and Environment Partnership (EEP) is a Programme which promotes renewable energy, energy efficiency, and clean technology investments.

To qualify for EEP support, projects must also demonstrate high innovation in delivering energy services, facilitating technology transfer, encouraging cooperation and local stakeholders’ participation in projects.

Get in touch

Through a concerted and persistent investment in safety and operational excellence and resilience, Unitrans Africa is well positioned to leverage its established footprint across Africa for future growth.

Get in touch if would like to find out more. enquiries@unitrans.africa