Pacific Fuel Haul Renews Long Term Partnership with Z Energy
Pacific Fuel Haul, a division of NZX-listed TIL Logistics Group Limited (NZX:TLL), has renewed its partnership with Z Energy, with the signing of a long term, exclusive, strategic supply contract, with increased volumes and wider distribution coverage.
The renewed contract covers the North and South Islands and includes cartage of petroleum and aviation fuel for both of Z Energy’s brands, Z and Caltex.
TLL is one of the largest domestic freight and logistics businesses in New Zealand and its specialist road tanker division is one of the largest operators in the New Zealand fuel delivery market.
TLL CEO Alan Pearson said it was “pleasing to retain and build on this important customer relationship, based on a competitive process where our past commitment, performance, value add and ability to respond were taken into consideration.”
Z Energy Commercial Optimisation Manager, Hamish Dyer, said: “The contract with Pacific Fuel Haul (PFH) is more than a contract with a supplier; we are building a performance focussed extraordinary partnership where Z, PFH and our customers can have ongoing and sustainable benefits realisation.
“This contract provides greater security of supply for our customers, and supports Z’s commitment to environmental sustainability, with PFH’s commitment to higher drop sizes meaning less trips to deliver the same volume and therefore less carbon emissions from transport.”
Under the Pacific Fuel Haul brand, TLL operates one of the largest petroleum product dangerous goods road tanker fleets in New Zealand. The company has invested heavily in specialist fuel distribution equipment and employs around 300 trained and DG (dangerous goods) certified staff. It has been awarded numerous Health and Safety Awards “and this certainly helped in Z Energy making the final decision,” Pearson said.
“PFH’s point of difference is in having the resources available to meet unseasonal or unexpected demand. This was demonstrated last year through the support we provided during the disruption to the fuel pipeline supply,” Pearson said. “We are excited about building on our partnership with Z Energy.”