DHL signs MOU with South Africa's Mining Oil and Gas Services to develop regional energy hub over next five years.
DHL, the world's leading logistics company, has become the preferred logistics partner of South Africa's Mining Oil and Gas Services (MOGS) in the development of a new Oilfield Services Complex (OSC) in Saldanha, South Africa. DHL's role will include the provision of the following services: bonded chartering services, warehousing and facility management, ocean freight, air freight, road freight, clearing and forwarding, customs brokerage, express logistics and supply base management. When completed in 2015, the Saldanha OSC could extend up to 500ha and will service major oil companies and multinationals in the west, central and southern African offshore oil and gas fields.
Thomas Nieszner, CEO, Europe, Middle East and Africa, DHL Global Forwarding said: "Africa is one of the fastest growing regions in DHL's network. Partnering with the continent's key institutions and organizations to create logistics and service hubs such as this one with MOGS is how we leverage the growth opportunities here as well as add value at the same time. Logistics is a key element of the OSC and it is exciting to become a strategic partner at an early stage, where we can be involved in the development of Saldanha's air, sea and ground infrastructure."
MOGS, part of the Royal Bafokeng Holdings Group, opened its Saldanha office in Langebaan last May. It aims to provide bespoke facilities, infrastructure and land to the major oil companies and MNCs at Saldanha in a multi-phased, multi-site development. This will include expanding the Oilfield Services Air Logistics Hub serving West, Central & Southern African offshore oil and gas fields.
Errol Gregor, CEO, South Africa's Mining Oil and Gas Services, said: "With DHL as our strategic partner in logistics, we are confident we will achieve our ambition to be the preferred partner for world energy companies in oil and gas services. MOGS has considerable experience designing and building oil and gas sector infrastructure with planned facilities in Luanda and Nigeria to service the west coast. By leveraging our combined strengths and capabilities, DHL and MOGS can work towards making Saldanha a one-stop shop for the offshore energy industry in Africa."
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