Our Footprint in Lesotho
Fuel Transport and Logistics
Unitrans Africa focuses its Lesotho operation on the transport of petroleum and diesel to its blue-chip clients. The Lesotho logistics and supply chain office manages a highly professional organisation of 37 vehicles and 65 staff.
Unitrans Africa Lesotho is known for the reliable movement of products in remote Africa, assuring the highest levels of quality and visibility. They have the highest SHEQ (Safety Health Environment and Quality) standards, putting the supply chain services ahead of its competitors.
Unitrans Africa Lesotho focuses on utilisation using load maximised tanker trucks to transport over 153 million litres of fuel over about 2.3 million km a year; economically and effectively, saving their customers costs and minimising the impact on the environment.
To learn even more about our footprint in Botswana, please read our overview below.
Unitrans Lesotho (Pty) Ltd was incorporated in 1987. Initially the business was limited to bring in abnormal loads and equipment to (LHDA) and the Katse Dam Project in the early eighties. By 1990, Unitrans Africa began hauling fuel on behalf of Caltex and Shell to Maseru. Caltex fuel was collected from Clocolan and Shell fuel was uplifted from Durban and the fleet increased to approximately 9 vehicles registered and managed in Lesotho. Since the mid-1990s, Unitrans Africa has had a steady growth and the fleet then stood at + 30 extra-heavy duty vehicles with over 60 employees.
Currently the fleet stands at 37 vehicles with 65 employees. We do business with all the major Oil Marketing Companies that operate in Lesotho. Our operations include contracts with Puma Energy and Total Energies.
Unitrans Lesotho is an ISO certified company having an integrated management system of ISO9001:2015 Quality Management System, ISO14001:2015 Environmental Management System and ISO45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management System. Unitrans is also certified on SANS 1395-1:2014, Road Transport Management System (RTMS).
In order to comply with the ISO, customer and legal requirements, Unitrans Lesotho has opted for an integrated SHEQ management system to manage and control all Policies, Procedures and Safe Work Instructions. To this end Unitrans Lesotho has invested in an electronic document control management system called SHEQX.
SHEQX is considered an integral part of the company’s operation to assist the senior management in compliance and constant improvement of the SHEQ management system. As part of this holistic approach, Unitrans Lesotho recognize the importance of safety, training, bulk vehicle operator (BVO) wellness and mass verification methods as a means of being a responsible road freight company.
The management and staff of Unitrans Lesotho is committed to remain compliant to all legal, customer and shareholder compliance.
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Barry Dreyer, GM of Unitrans Africa Lesotho:
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