News and Events
The Tristar-owned Solar Sharna and Solar Nesrin, both 25,000 DWT IMO type 2 Chemical Carriers, were launched on March 6 and 27, respectively, at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in South Korea. They are two of the six new build vessels contracted in December 2018 by Tristar Group CEO Eugene Mayne. The new vessels will be delivered from June 2020 to January 2021 and will be on long-term charter with Oil Major Shell.
Tristar Group is pleased to announce that its joint venture United Stars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has signed a five-year contract with Linde-Sigas, a majority owned subsidiary of Linde in KSA and leading manufacturer of industrial and medical gases. Tristar’s mandate will be to transport these products to Linde-Sigas´ diverse portfolio of clients throughout KSA from five centrally located depots in Dammam, Jeddah, Riyadh, Jubail, and Yanbu.
Tristar Group’ has been declared for the second consecutive year winner of the Golden Peacock Global Award for Corporate Social Responsibility by the Institute of Directors (IOD), India. The Tristar Team composed of Group Chief Administrative Officer Balaji Nagabhushan, GM for Road Transport and Warehousing Shivananda Baikady, and Assistant Manager for CSR and Sustainability Ashwatha Mahesh received the award from retired Judge of the Supreme Court of India Shri Cyriac Joseph and Chairperson of the Aditya Birla Centre for Community Initiatives and Rural Development Rajashree Birla. With them is IOD, India President Lt Gen J S Ahluwalia, PVSM (Retd.). The awarding ceremony was held at Hotel Taj Lands End, Mumbai (India) during the IOD, India’s “14th Annual International Conference on CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY”.
Tristar Group CEO Eugene Mayne was one of the speakers at the Dubai Chamber’s Sustainability Network Achievements Ceremony last February 24 where member-companies were commended by H.E Hamad Buamim, President & CEO, Dubai Chamber. Mr. Buamin acknowledged the valuable work done by its members in implementing sustainable and responsible practices in 2019 and motivated them to further integrate these practices in the community. In 2019, the Sustainability Network organised 20 events, ranging from high-profile best practices seminar to multi-stakeholder dialogues with more than 384 participants from private and public on topics such as road safety, employee well-being, sustainable supply chain, and waste management.
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 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 […]
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.