The company realized from the outset that it needs to join hands with an internationally-accredited company having wide research base to attain leadership role in aviation business. PSO signed an agreement with Air Total International France as their technical partners in order to share not only the know-how but also to benefit from their strong standing in the global aviation industry.
In 1999, PSO took the lead by stepping forward and invested a significant amount by constructing state-of-the-art fuel farm facility at the newly-developed Allama Iqbal International Airport at Lahore. This was followed by constructing refueling facilities at another 8 airports of Pakistan. Our Aviation & Marine department and all its nine aviation stations are ISO 9001 2000 certified and maintain high safety standards.
PSO has retained its market leadership in the Marine business as well. A special quality treatment unit - Precoat Unit - was installed in the year 1997 to cater to the special HSDO requirement of the entire Pakistan Naval fleet. To further facilitate supplies to Pakistan Navy, a pipeline has also been laid at OP-III. In line with the soon-to-be-introduced environment laws by International Maritime Organization (IMO), PSO is in the process of implementing MARPOL Annex VI (Marine Pollution) for bunker supplies to all vessels calling at Karachi and Bin Qasim ports.
Company’s corporate policy is to support at times of need and Aviation played its due role during the Tsunami crisis and the earthquake of October 8, 2005.