Afrox’s plans to import Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) to South Africa through the port at Cape Town has positioned the company to be able to provide a continuous supply of Handigas to customers in the country, Petroleum Africa reported.

The first 2017 stocks of LPG docked and were off-loaded into awaiting Afrox tankers from the carrier GasChem, Engineering News informed.

Afrox’ Head of LPG, Mark Radford, said: “This shipment of LPG marks the ongoing commitment by Afrox to keep Western Cape customers fully stocked with LPG.”

Additionally, as part of its strategic plan for LPG, Afrox has an additional import agreement with Petredec Limited, one of the largest global LPG traders, to ensure security of supply for existing customers nationally.

These import agreements aim to ensure a steady supply Afrox Handigas to the consumer and promote the use of LPG as an alternative to electricity and paraffin for heating, cooking, hot water, braaiing, camping, hiking purposes, and domestic LPG power generators.