PSO launches modern fleet for safe transportation of petroleum products

KARACHI: Pakistan State Oil Company Limited (PSO) Managing Director and CEO Sheikh Imranul Haque, inaugurated the latest brand of tank lorry that will ensure safe transportation of petroleum products across the nation. The newly built PSO tank lorry complies fully with the standards set by the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) and National Highways Authority (NHA). It also showcases PSO’s unique national brand identity and promotes its product portfolio as part of the modern day brand and marketing requirements of the company.

PSO is the oil market leader in Pakistan that serves the nation by ensuring a consistent supply of petroleum products to a wide range of consumers in Pakistan. The company is engaged in the import, storage, distribution, and marketing of various petroleum products to its customers in the defence, power, retail, industrial, aviation and marine sectors.

PSO contracts Pakistan’s largest tank lorry (TLS) fleet as part of its logistics management system to transport POL products across the country using approximately 8,000 vehicles. The newly introduced tank lorries are designed to ensure the security of the public and the road infrastructure.

Sheikh Imranul Haque said at the inauguration ceremony, “Every year PSO moves around 12000 KMTs petroleum products using the country’s largest infrastructure network consisting of road, rail and pipelines. The transportation of POL products is heavily dependent on roads. Such reliance on road transportation requires a highly safe tank lorry that not only meets regulatory requirements but also ensures the integrity of the product, the public and the road infrastructure.”

“Furthermore, in view of CPEC project and new opportunities for business, our business partners have to invest in their fleet. Tank lorry not compliant with the latest standards, will not be allowed to cross the border in future.  Today’s investment will indeed open more business opportunities for them.”

“In FY-2017, PSO has introduced a plan to upgrade the tank lorry fleet and today’s inauguration of the first vehicle of PSO’s modern fleet is a major milestone in this regard. I would like to commend team PSO and our partners who have put an enormous effort into developing this vehicle, which will set new standards in the industry.”

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  1. It is about time the State resurrect Pakistan Railways Goods Train service which is most reliable, secure, and fully monitored surface transportation system for essential items like gasoline etc.

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