Vivo Energy Ghana Limited, the company that distributes and markets Shell branded products and services in Ghana, has held its annual Transporters’ Awards for the year 2015.
The award ceremony seeks to recognise the achievements of the transporter companies whose services Vivo Energy Ghana employs – J. K. Ahiadome Transport, J. K. Horgle Transport and S. O. Frimpong Transport Limited.
The Overall Best Transporter for 2015 went to S. O. Frimpong Transport Limited, while the Overall Best Bulk Vehicle Operator (BVO) for 2015 was awarded to Mr. John Amenyehlor of J. K. Ahiadome Transport. Several other awards were presented to high-performing BVOs and Haulier Support Staff.
Mr. Ebenezer Faulkner, the Managing Director of Vivo Energy Ghana, highlighted the achievements of the transporters and congratulated them for their performance in delivering petroleum products to various Shell sites on time and in full without a single road accident.
“In 2015, our three efficient transporters made it possible to transport about 700 million litres of petroleum products with 200 trucks over a distance of 6,618,006 kilometres and a cumulative Goal Zero achievement of 2,521 days (seven years) without a single accident” he said.
Mr. Faulkner attributed this performance to the right mind-set of the BVOs with regards to road safety and the series of training programmes Vivo Energy Ghana continues to organise for them, including 16 modules of defensive driving and comprehensive Health, Safety, Security and Environment training.
The Executive Director of the National Road Safety Commission and the special guest for the occasion, Ing. Mrs. May Obiri-Yeboah, also lauded the transporters and noted the overall reduction in accidents since 2010, along with Vivo Energy Ghana’s contribution to this feat. She however cautioned the BVOs not to be complacent but continue to exercise caution behind the wheel.
“Vivo Energy Ghana’s contribution to improving road safety has been felt in numerous ways, such as through their annual Safety Day events and the mounting of lollipop stands which enable children to cross the road safely. Now, competitors have started using Vivo Energy Ghana’s transporters as well and I encourage these transporters to become mentors to others in road transport safety.”
Notes to editors:
With a vision to become Africa’s most respected energy business Vivo Energy Ghana, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants, was established in 2013. The Shell brand has been in Ghana since 1928.
Vivo Energy Ghana has a fuels storage capacity of 11,000m³ and 170 service stations, with many offering Shell Cards and convenience retail stores.
Vivo Energy Ghana employs 145 people. The company is recognised as a leader in the oil industry, championing and setting standards for safety.
Vivo Energy provides high quality solutions for motorists and businesses in Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali, Mauritius, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal, Tunisia and Uganda. Its retail offering includes fuels, lubricants, card services, shops and other non-fuel services (e.g. oil change and car wash). For businesses it provides fuels, lubricants and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to business customers across a range of sectors including marine, mining, and manufacturing. Jet fuel is sold to customers at 23 airports though a partnership with Vitol Aviation.
The company employs around 2,100 people, operates over 1,500 retail service stations under the Shell brand and has access to approximately 900,000 cubic metres of fuel storage capacity. Shell and Vivo Lubricants has blending capacity of around 1
25,000 metric tonnes at plants in six countries (Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Morocco, and Tunisia) producing Shell branded lubricants.
Vivo Energy Ghana: Corporate Communications Manager
Shirley Tony Kum
Tel: + 233 540 116 600
Email: [email protected]