Shell Lubricants inaugurates new facility in JAFZA
Shell Lubricants inaugurated on Sunday a lubricants bulk storage facility in Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) in Dubai. The new investment considerably raises Shell Lubricants’ bulk finished product storage, making it one of the largest lubricants storage facilities available locally. Key officials from Jafza and Shell attended the inauguration event to commission the new storage installation.
With the commissioning of this state-of-the-art facility, Shell Lubricants’ storage capacity will increase by 550 metric tons. This brings the total bulk finished product storage to 2000 metric tons, including barge and third party storage. The new facility will cater to the growing local and regional demand for commercial lubricants as well as local and international demand for marine lubricants.
Ibrahim Al Janahi, Chief Commercial Officer, Jafza said: “We are very pleased to play host to Shell Lubricant’s new state-of-the-art facility in Jafza. I am confident that Jafza’s efficient logistics base and related services will further facilitate Shell Lubricants expanded operations and business in the region.”
Amr Adel, General Manager, Shell Lubricants Middle East, South Asia and East, said, “We are proud to launch this new lubricants storage facility with our partners in Jafza. This investment highlights our commitment to ensuring high quality lubricants supply to our distributors in the local as well as regional markets. The increased storage capacity substantially reduces lead times and improves supply continuity by maintaining stocks of all major lubricants grades.”
Shell Lubricants manufacture and market some of the world’s leading lubricants brands including Shell Helix, Pennzoil, Quaker State, Shell Rimula, Shell Rotella and Shell Tellus. The product range meets the needs of a broader group of customers than any other lubricants’ supplier, and varies from automotive oils to lubricants for power generation and mining operations.