Energy logistics firm Peterson has secured a contract from Apache North Sea.
The contract, which commenced this month following a 12-week transition period, will see Peterson deliver quayside, receipt and dispatch, and fuel services from its bases in Aberdeen and Edzell.
Peterson said it will recruit around 50 staff to support the contract.
“A high percentage of our vendors are located within a short distance of Aberdeen Port so managing our logistics from the city will have a positive impact on reducing transportation and carbon emissions,” said Jillian Owen, Apache North Sea UK country manager.
“There will be more opportunities on offer to vessel share with other Peterson customers. Technology focussed logistics will lead to improved reporting and data analysis with digitalisation supporting our team with real-time reporting,” he added.
The award boosts Peterson’s quayside activity by an additional 80,000 tonnes, forming 20% of the company’s overall activity for the year.