Mabanaft supports jet fuel supply resilience in the UK 

Standing next to the new Mabanaft road loading rack at Oikos storage on Canvey Island are Mabanaft’s joint managing director, Martin Cook (r) and Toby Simmons, aviation manager
Mabanaft recently hosted an open day at the Oikos storage facility on Canvey Island to showcase their new road loading facility. 
Oikos offers a deep-water jetty (Jetty 2) that can accommodate tankers up to 120,000 mts deadweight and access to the UKOP and CLH-PS pipelines – making the storage facility a strategic location for importing and distributing fuel to the south east, including Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted. 
Mabanaft’s exclusive new road loading rack is the first independent project of its kind on the Thames in the last 10 years. Dedicated to aviation fuel, the fully automated road loading rack can load a truck in under 20 minutes and is open 24/7 every day of the year, except Christmas Day. Roscommon Way, the recently constructed access road, also provides a link to the A12, A13 and M25, keeping haulage traffic away from Canvey Island residential areas.  
Industry representatives including aviation fuel suppliers, hauliers and independent fuel consultants attended the open day, along with senior members of Mabanaft and Oikos. 
Oikos general manager, Tony Woodward, gave a short talk about the history of the facility, outlining plans for future development and highlighting the significant benefits the terminal offers. This was followed by a tour of the site to see Jetty 2 and Mabanaft’s road-loading rack up close.  
The combination of Jetty 2 and Mabanaft’s exclusive new road loading rack are an exciting development for Mabanaft, helping to consolidate their position as a provider of jet aviation fuel in the UK. 
“The Thames is key to supplying the south east of England,” said Martin Cook, Mabanaft’s joint MD. 
“Committing to Oikos with an exclusive state of the art truck loading rack, as well as the traditional pipeline links, ensures that Mabanaft will have sole access to a resilient new UK supply route and be able to supply jet fuel to airlines for many years to come.”