Transport

 Transportstar

Fact Sheet

  • Local cartage
  • 200 trucks and 250 trailers
  • Long haul road transport
  • Cross-border service
  • Rail services

Our transport division specialises in the provision of all landside transport needs whether by rail or road.

Rail Transport
Southern Africa has a vast rail network in place and Grindrod Intermodal holds a rail agreement with Transnet Freight Rail which enables clients to rail containers on all rail routes at very competitive prices. This extends to rail services in most neighbouring countries such as Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho and Swaziland.

Local Cartage
Grindrod Intermodal operates a fully-fledged cartage operation from all major ports and rail terminals within South Africa.

By definition local cartage refers to the transportation of full and empty containers by truck, on skeletal or flat deck trailers, within a distance of approximately 110km from coastal ports and a radius of approximately 300km from main Transnet Freight Rail hinterland terminals.

This service is operated on an “Owner-Driver” basis, where the mechanical horse is contracted in by the owner to trade under Grindrod Intermodal’s brand and we provide all the support and administrative services, which include trailers, insurance, fuel and accounting services.

The availability of trailers is an important component of this operation and in this regard Grindrod Intermodal provides an adequate owned trailer fleet.

Long Haul Road Transport
Grindrod Intermodal provides a road transport service for full and empty containers between all major cities within South Africa as well as to most neighbouring countries. This service is operated on a sub-contractual basis where reputable transport operators are contracted and comply with our terms and conditions of trade.

Container Management and Reporting
All transport services are complimented by the production and processing of prescribed transport documents as well as the monitoring, tracking and tracing of container movements.

Using the movement management module of our operating system Grindrod Intermodal engages in step-by-step management of all containers moved through the transport chain, ensuring that clients are fully aware of the status of their cargo at all times. Containers are tracked against key milestone events, taking corrective action when necessary and providing regular progress updates to our clients.
  



Durban
  • Local cartage of general purpose and reefer (refrigerated) containers: 54 trucks and 66 trailers plus gensets.
  • Rail contract with Transnet Freight Rail offering railage facilities on all country-wide routes.
  • Long distance container transport on all major routes.
Contact Person:
Alethea Botha
Tel:
031 452 7600
Mobile
083 227-7725
E-mail
aletheab@grindrodim.co.za



Johannesburg and Pretoria
  • Local cartage of general purpose and reefer (refrigerated) containers:
  • Johannesburg: 80 trucks and 93 trailers.
  • Pretoria: 15 trucks and 17 trailers.
  • Eastcon: 3 trucks and 10 trailers.
  • Rail contract with Transnet Freight Rail offering railage facilities on all country-wide routes.
  • Long distance container transport on all major routes.
Contact Person:
Juleen Nienaber
Tel:
010 492-4576
Mobile
083 762 9226
E-mail
juleenn@grindrodim.co.za



Cape Town
  • Local cartage of general purpose and reefer (refrigerated) containers: 20 trucks and 25 trailers plus gensets.
  • Rail contract with Transnet Freight Rail offering railage facilities on all country-wide routes.
  • Long distance container transport on all major routes.
Contact Person:
Bianca Khumalo 
Tel:
021 510 0121
Mobile
083 379 1491
E-mail
biancak@grindrodim.co.za



Port Elizabeth
  • Local cartage of general purpose and reefer (refrigerated) containers: 30 trucks and 48 trailers plus gensets.
  • Rail contract with Transnet Freight Rail offering railage facilities on all country-wide routes.
  • Long distance container transport on all major routes.
Contact Person:
Richard de Doncker
Tel:
041 492 0147
Mobile
083 228 2412
E-mail
richardd@grindrodim.co.za