The company operates two separate logistics supplier contracts, one for gas coming from the continent and one for gas supplied in and around the UK. Each arrangement involves the use of two separate tankers working round the clock, to get maximum efficiency from deliveries.
In the UK, Gasrec has recently entered into a new contract with leading logistics supplier Suttons, which now manages Gasrec’s tanker delivery operations across the country. Additionally, Suttons has purchased two new Volvo Methane Diesel OME Euro 5 dual fuel gas trucks to power its UK Gasrec deliveries. Operation of these vehicles will allow Gasrec to monitor and analyze ‘first-hand’ the commercial and environmental performance advantages of them to the benefit of its many retail and logistics customers currently undertaking trials and/or considering fleet expansion.
“We are delighted to be working in partnership with Gasrec,” explains Mike Ellis, business unit director, contract logistics, at the Suttons Group. “As part of Suttons’ strategy for growth in the gas sector, we have built the technical, engineering and flexible capability to support our customers and are now the largest UK bulk logistics provider to the industrial gases sector.”
For its deliveries from the continent, Gasrec has also streamlined the operations of its LNG deliveries through a new agreement with Schenk. Under this, Schenk manages round the clock operations delivering LNG to the UK refueling infrastructure from LNG tanker loading facilities in Rotterdam and Zeebrugge.
“As with all logistics supply operations, every mile and every stop drives cost into the operation, particularly when it is fuel coming from the continent,” notes Chris Curtis, Gasrec’s national logistics and customer services manager. “But for us it is equally as important to manage fuel stock quality and managing the temperature of the fuel is critical to that process. Efficient timely logistics and accurately scheduled deliveries all help to maintain the condition not only of the tankers but of the storage tanks receiving the delivery.”