Our Policy (QMS, EMS & OHSAS)

SML Stand committed to the provision and continuous Improvement in Quality, Environment and Health & Safety of services in the organization facilitation, Safety & Security of staff in our Fuel Logistics activities. We endeavor to be responsible leaders by taking proactive action to Improve Quality, Environmental and Health & Safety Impacts.

SML’s Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC) process includes;

  • Assure the quality of all fuel types, storages, internal labs, piping, tankers, equipment, structures, systems and facilities.
  • Comply with all relevant quality standards and regulations.
  • Two-Level verification of fuel stocks before delivery through independent checks, audits, inspections and witnessing.
  • Benefit from quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) both off-site and at refinery and on-site during the trans-load and resting stocks.
  • Defining QA/QC program that meets the full scope of all regulatory requirements of Afghan Neft& Gas Department of Department of Petroleum, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Afghanistan.
  • Performing pre-award internal surveys to match the contractual requirement of the contract, including a complete review of QA program to meet government or customer requirements.
  • Review of the required specifications, applicable standards to assure compliance with the applicable regulatory requirements.
  • QA training courses engaging internal and external subject experts.
  • Review of specifications, procedures and specified standards utilized on the site, monitoring testing, inspection, witnessing or verification to establish the quality.
  • Pre-departure inspections and loading supervision during the transportation phase.
  • Monitoring storage preventive maintenance.
  • Organization and QA implementation of record.

Fuel Uploading & Downloading Procedure

To ensure truck loading and unloading operations are completed safely and to eliminate the potential for injuries where vehicle and people interaction occurs. This procedure applies to all Secure Movement Logistics Services (SML) employees, truck/tanker operators, storage personnel and others involved in the loading and unloading operations of tankers at border crossing, terminals, storages, in the maintenance yard and in any other Port operated areas where loading and unloading of fuel occurs.

Operating Procedure (SOP) is to be used in reference to the following SML SOPs:

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Fuel Transfer Equipment Maintenance and Storage;
  • Crane and Forklift Operations;
  • Traffic Management SOP
  • Hazard and Incident Reporting Procedure.

HSE Coordinator, Operations Superintendent, HS Officer and Engineer

  • Implementing this procedure, including education regarding critical changes to the procedure are communicated to supervisors, employees and relevant trucking companies;
  • Monitoring compliance with this procedure;
  • Periodic review of this procedure; and
  • Investigating reported non-compliances with this procedure

Sampling and Testing

SML fuel testing starts at refinery, SGS being our Quality Control partner perfectly plays its role in successfully selecting and procuring petroleum products till our storage. Batch and testing report are integral part of fuel buying at refinery. Batch reports are reviewed and evaluate by our analysts and fuel quality requirements. In MIDOR Egypt, SOCAR Azerbaijan, TCOR Turkmenistan and in Afghanistan we engage SGS and Intertek fuel testing services at the time of fuel buying, loading to the Vessels, Rail Tanker Cars (RTCs) and Trucks while in transit. Vessels take fuel from MIDOR after testing and transload at Kulievi and Poti Terminals into RTCs. These RTCs take fuel and delivery it to Turkmenbashi in Turkmenistan via Ferry RTC. Fuel from refinery are validated at their origin and destination. SML’s Quality Assurance and Logistics personnel record all testing reports and match with batch report to make sure that fuel quality is maintained and maintain their record to check if required in case of any contamination reported at any stage. At refinery level SGS conduct A-Plus testing which includes all particulars fuel. At Afghan border, SGS conduct fuel testing at trans-load. SML tankers take fuel to SML terminal storage Aquina, Hairatan. From this point our own testing lab takes this responsibility and continue fuel-testing process on periodic basis. We also take services from SGS in Afghanistan and ANSA (Afghanistan National Standards Authority).