Logistics

MOL Group Logistics DS division with more than 2300 direct employees and in cooperation with numerous partners and 3rd parties is operating in 11 European countries; moving, loading, storing, discharging, packing (lubes, petrochemicals) and administrating raw materials, semi-finished and final products, and also providing logistics support to trading and domestic and regional sales activities, as an integrated part of the MOL Group supply chain.

Dealing with hazardous material Logistics’s main concern is Health and Safety Environment: hence to our main responsibilities belongs ensuring the safe, reliable, effective, cost conscious, environmentally sustainable operation of all logistics activities.

PIPELINE TRANSPORTATION

The majority of crude oil processed by MOL Group refineries arrives through Friendship Crude oil pipeline from Russia. In addition, crude oil is received from the Middle East and the Mediterranean, through the Adria crude oil pipeline system.

Logistic
Crude Pipelines Capacity in KT/Y
Friendship(Slovakia part, owned by Transpetrol) 22.0
Friendship I.(bidirectional - total 129 km) 6.0
Friendship II. 7.9
Adria(Hungarian part) 10
Algyő 2.0
Porto Marghera - Mantova 2.6
Adria - JANAF(12% owned by INA) 20.0
product Depot(pcs) 42.0
Product Pipeline system:  
MOL - 1,356 km 8.2
SN - 484 km 2.5

PRODUCT PIPELINES

After the processing of crude oil in the refineries, the semi-finished and final products are delivered directly, or through our distribution network to our customers all over the Europe.

Over the last few decades, the quantity of product distributed by the product pipeline system has increased significantly, and the product range has been greatly expanded. Today, the yearly volume amounts to over 10,5 mn tons of different product types (gasoline, diesel fuels, chemical feedstocks, power plant fuel oil, JET-A1 aircraft fuel and semi-finished products).

  • MOL (Hungary): 1 356 km (8,2 mtpa) connecting Százhalombatta Duna refinery with other MOL depots in Hungary
  • Slovnaft (Slovak republic): 484 km (2,5 mtpa) connecting Bratislava Slovanft refinery with other Slovnaft depots (Klačany, Stožok) in Slovak republic as well as with ČEPRO pipeline and storage network system
  • IES (Italy): 125 km (between Porto Marghera – Mantova): originally crude oil pipeline, after transformation of Mantova refinery, it will serve as a product pipeline to supply Mantova Logistics hub

BARGE & VESSEL TRANSPORTATION

Currently, MOL Group is operating 3 loading ports on Danube banks located in Százhalombatta Duna refinery, in Bratislava Slovnaft refinery and the Komárom storage depot with barge-loading facilities, from which shipments sail on Danube west to customers in Austria, East-Germany and east to Serbia and Romania. Additionally, discharging ports also belong to MOL Group, in Korneuburg (Austria) and Giurgiu (Romania) from where the customers are supplied by trucks.

The advantage of transportation by water is the relatively low cost (second lowest unit cost after pipeline transportation thanks to relatively big transported volumes, in case of optimal water level up to 3000 tons), while its disadvantage is that navigability of the River Danube is influenced significantly by water levels and weather conditions.

Beside managing barge transportation on Danube, MOL Group Logistics deals with deliveries by vessels from and to Croatian coast also, where INA manages deliveries between own and rented costal depots (Bakar, Solin, Ploče, Sustjepan) as well as export to other countries.

RAIL TRANSPORTATION

Railway transportation plays an important role in the transportation of refinery products, namely the expedition of exports, and the provision of feedstock to refineries. Currently, the most important rail transport tasks are: feedstock supply, export deliveries, and customers with the necessary railway sidings and discharge gantries.

Owing to the nature of the products, rail distribution requires special tanker cars. Our company employs both its own and leased transport. The proportion of our own rail tank cars (RTCs) is approximately one forth out of more than 4000 RTCs.

ROAD TRANSPORTATION

MOL Group companies are dealing with road transportation of fuels in 11 countries of Europe, black products (bitumen, fuel oils) in 7 countries, and also chemical products of petroleum processing in several countries. Our Secondary Distribution system crosses the country-borders, making use of the benefits and synergies arising from EU membership, in order to realize road supply in a cost effective manner.

MOL Group companies own and/or operate road transportation fleets in 6 countries (~ 330 trucks). Besides this, all the member companies of the Group employ contracted freight companies, being selected through Group level tendering process.

The Group employ contracted freight companies, being selected through Group level tendering process.

PRODUCT STORAGE FACILITIES

Currently MOL Group distribution network operates with approximately 40 Product storage terminals in 9 countries with total commercial storage capacity of approximately 1,8 million m3. In addition in Czech Republic MOL Group closely cooperates with ČEPRO pipeline and depot network system, with which the Slovnaft refinery is connected with a product pipeline.