The US oil giant Chevron has awarded two separate contracts to Wincanton, for its marine and lubricants divisions.
Under the terms of the three year contract with Chevron Marine, Wincanton will deliver bulk product from production plants in Leeds and packed product from Doncaster.
Wincanton will act as port liaison manager and shipping agent, managing stocks and overseeing barge management, as well as receiving packed imports from Belgium. Its vehicles can deliver the product directly to vessels using a fitted crane.
The deal with Chevron Lubricants is a three-year extension to its contract for delivering lubricating oil nationwide, carrying over 7.4 million litres annually to fulfil 2,300 customer orders. It uses ten-compartment, single-axle, rear-steer tank trailers – a design which has boosted capacity utilisation from 75 per cent to consistently over 95 per cent.
Wincanton has also developed a scheduling software application that predicts demand and efficiently combines industrial and marine orders to make best use of vehicle capacity.
Chris Kingshott, managing director, manufacturing at Wincanton, said: “The relationship with Chevron goes back to 1992. During this time, Chevron has moved to three different production facilities – Manchester, Stoke-on-Trent and Leeds – and with each move we have relocated our operation along with the customer.”