Continuing its programme of investment into UK logistics and haulage infrastructure, Certas Energy, part of FTSE 100-listed DCC plc, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Haven Service Station at the Port of Felixstowe. As Britain’s biggest and busiest container port, Felixstowe handles over 4 million TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) a year. Haven Service Station is uniquely situated within the perimeter of the port itself, making it an essential HGV refuelling location.
Certas Energy has committed to an extensive redevelopment of the site that will follow the highly successful blueprint set by its state-of-the-art facility at the Port of Southampton, which opened in 2020. The improvements are designed to help boost productivity and enhance driver conditions after a challenging period for the logistics industry. These include the installation of innovative high-speed pumps that dispense up to 120 litres per minute, as well as cashless payment terminals at every pump, so drivers do not lose time refuelling and can get back on the road faster.
According to Richard Billington, Director of Roadside Services at Certas Energy, “The COVID-19 pandemic revealed just how heavily the UK relies on the haulage and logistics industries. Certas Energy is incredibly proud to be investing in UK infrastructure over the long term, in the face of ongoing logistics and supply chain challenges. Our expanding Roadside Services network sets the standard for driver facilities, and the modernisation of the Haven site will provide a safer, easier and more seamless experience for drivers to refuel. Alongside the Port of Southampton and the iconic Hollies truckstop, Haven Service Station will become a new flagship site, designed to support the current and future needs of the container logistics sector.”
As well as the essential offering of diesel and AdBlue®, Haven at Felixstowe will also offer cleaner-burning drop-in diesel alternatives such as Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) and GTL Fuel. By making cleaner fuels more accessible, Certas Energy is fuelling the future of UK infrastructure the right way. The company is deeply focused on leading its customers through the energy transition and helping fleet managers get ready for Net Zero Carbon 2050.
The Felixstowe facility is one of almost 30 Certas Energy refuelling bunker sites strategically placed across the UK road network.