News and Events
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.
Another feather in Tristar’s cap was achieved when it was named Logistics/Transport Company of the Year by MEED Awards. The awards recognized the people and organizations making outstanding contributions to the region’s ongoing growth and development. Tristar won over four regional shipping and transport companies. MEED group commercial director Sonia Kerrigan commented: “Each of our winners demonstrated to our judges that they are having an impact on the region, adding real value, and are critical in supporting economic diversification goals. Our winners are setting benchmarks for human capital management, sustainability, economic diversification and contributing to society. We are honoured to have been supported by an unrivalled cohort of judges who lent their expertise to the selection of winners as part of the robust and independently audited process.”
Tristar has been named Ship Operator of the Year by the Llyod’s List South Asia, Middle East & Africa Awards 2019. Tristar was recognized for its “exceptional performance in ship operations and chartering.” The award criteria stated that “the business that has best responded to the changing commercial and regulatory landscape through new ocean shipping configurations and port pairings, simplified booking and documentation processes, action to reduce ship pollution and other innovations that have made the supply chain more efficient.” Tristar Shipping CEO Chris Peters accepted the award on behalf of Group CEO Eugene Mayne and the Tristar Family.
Tristar Group has been awarded the Special Commendation for the Golden Peacock Global Award for Sustainability 2019, highlighting Tristar’s commitment to achieving leadership in sustainability and its dedication to managing the business to the highest health, safety, environmental and compliance standards. Group CEO Eugene Mayne received the award at The Montcalm Hotel in London as part of the Institute of Directors, India’s Annual London Global Convention.
Mr. Mayne gave a Special Address at the convention opening on November 13th held at the House of Lords. He was also a speaker at the plenary session on sustainability held on November 14th where he joined a panel of industry leaders who discussed the importance of sustainability in relation to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Tristar Group CEO Eugene Mayne urged regional shipowners to address and tackle the mental health issues facing seafarers at the inaugural Tristar ‘Safety at Sea’ conference. Mr. Mayne highlighted the importance of managing the emotional wellbeing of crew at sea when he addressed over 150 attendees at the One&Only Royal Mirage Hotel in Dubai. He also shared the findings of the P&I Club that the rate of suicide amongst seafarers has more than tripled since 2014. He further highlighted the report from the Sailors’ Society that 26% of seafarers show signs of depression. “Nearly half of them said they had not asked anybody for help,” Mr. Mayne added.
Tristar Group CEO Eugene Mayne shared the company’s international best practices on road safety at the RoSPA Health and Safety Excellence Forum held at the Waldorf Astoria Financial Centre Dubai. Tristar is a 10-time RoSPA Gold Award winner for always achieving a very high level of performance in health and safety management systems and culture. Tristar has partnered with RoSPA in its Road Safety Awareness campaigns since 2014 in the UAE, Oman and recently in Saudi Arabia.
Tristar Group is pleased to announce its membership of the Middle East Gases Association (MEGA) of which it will be the very first Category 4 member. Tristar will actively participate in three of MEGA’s working groups, namely, Transport, Safety and Environment. Eugene Mayne, founder and Group CEO, said: “We are delighted to have been admitted as a member of MEGA, and we look forward to collaborating with other businesses in the industry to improve technical standards and safety practices. We are committed to managing our business to the highest health, safety, environmental and compliance standards and relish the opportunity to work with other knowledgeable businesses in this space.”
Mr. Eugene Mayne has maintained his no. 13 ranking in the latest Logistics Middle East Magazine Power List. A total of 50 individuals have been recognized as the most influential executives in GCC logistics. According to the magazine’s editor, the executives were ranked ‘not just according to the size of the company they manage, but according to the influence they have over the regional logistics puzzle’. This is the seventh consecutive year Mr. Mayne has been in the list, ranking no. 22 in 2013.
The Tristar Annual Blood Donation was celebrated in the UAE and Mali on August 19 coinciding with World Humanitarian Day. Staff of both countries donated blood at the Tristar Head Office in Dubai and at the Golden Life Hospital in Bamako, Mali; while staff at the Eldoret operations of Tristar Kenya visited the Holy Family Children’s Home and Dispensary in Eldoret and distributed gift items in commemoration of World Humanitarian Day.
The Tristar Group based in the UAE and the Stevens Group based in the Netherlands have launched the Tristar Hazmat FZCO in the Jebel Al Free Zone which will provide logistics and supply chain management of hazardous goods and substances throughout the Middle East. The joint venture brings together the diverse footprint and established network of Tristar in the logistics and supply chain management across the Middle East providing Stevens with a unique opportunity to deploy its niche products and services across the industry.