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Freight Transport by Road Updated Report Available
BY Liz Kneale
South Africa
25 January 2018
R 6 960.00 (ZAR)  
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Road Freight Transport


According to the Road Freight Association, businesses in this industry range from large corporates to small family businesses and owner-driver operations. The sector is characterised by the consolidation of logistics and transport companies and is dominated by large companies that offer flexible and integrated end-to-end supply chain management and logistics solutions for a wide variety of commodities to a wide variety of customers. These companies use a network of fixed fleet, specialist operating companies, subsidiaries, accredited sub-contractors and joint venture partners.


Economic Contribution


The road freight industry, an essential part of the supply chain process, stimulates the economy by transporting goods to a final destination for sale or export. Statistics South Africa’s estimate of a total outsourced road freight payload of 566 million tons and an income of R90.88bn for the ten months from January to October 2017 can be doubled as approximately 50% or more of freight in the country is insourced and is therefore not included in this figure. Although revenue for road freight operators increased an estimated 7.7% and there was a 5.6% rise in tonnage during 2017, the sector faces reduced demand due to low economic growth, uncertainty in the business and political arenas and ratings downgrades.


Report Coverage


The detailed Freight Transport by Road report discusses current conditions including the road-to-rail migration initiative and the double-edged sword of digitisation that is disrupting the entire logistics industry, and other factors influencing the success of the sector. Profiles for 31 role players are provided. These range from small players such as Free State-based Ezethu Logistics (Pty) Ltd, a subsidiary of Cargo Carriers, to Imperial Holdings Ltd which owns 7,288 trucks and employs 31,741 people in the logistics arm of the business. In September 2017 the company announced that depending on market conditions during the course of 2018, it might split the company into two separate JSE-listed entities, Imperial Logistics and Motus.


Page
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 3
2.2. Geographic Position 4
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 5
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 10
4.1. Local 10
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 12
4.1.2. Regulations 16
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 20
4.2. Continental 22
4.3. International 26
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 28
5.1. Implications of the Road Freight Strategy 28
5.2. Economic Environment 29
5.3. Rising Operating Costs 32
5.4. Labour 34
5.5. Road Conditions and Infrastructure 37
5.6. Government Initiatives 39
5.7. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 40
5.8. Movement from Road to Rail 42
5.9. Environmental Issues 43
5.10. Cyclicality 44
5.11. Crime and Risk Management 45
6. COMPETITION 46
6.1. Barriers to Entry 48
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 49
8. OUTLOOK 50
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 51
10. REFERENCES 52
10.1. Publications 52
10.2. Websites 54
COMPANY PROFILES 56
APM TERMINALS TRUCKING SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 56
ASPEN LOGISTIC SERVICES (PTY) LTD 58
BARLOWORLD LOGISTICS AFRICA (PTY) LTD 60
BIDDULPHS REMOVALS AND STORAGE SA (PTY) LTD 63
BIDVEST FREIGHT (PTY) LTD 66
CARGO CARRIERS LTD 69
CONCARGO (PTY) LTD 75
CROSSROADS DISTRIBUTION (PTY) LTD 77
DAMCO LOGISTICS (PTY) LTD 80
DIGISTICS (PTY) LTD 82
DPD LASER EXPRESS LOGISTICS (PTY) LTD 84
DSV SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 87
ELLIOTT MOBILITY (PTY) LTD 90
EZETHU LOGISTICS (PTY) LTD 93
GAN-TRANS (PTY) LTD 95
GRINDROD (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 97
IDL FRESH SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 100
IMPERIAL HOLDINGS LTD 102
LASER GROUP (PTY) LTD (THE) 112
LASER TRANSPORT GROUP (PTY) LTD (THE) 114
NAMIBIA LOGISTICS (PTY) LTD 116
NI-DA TRANSPORT (PTY) LTD 118
ONELOGIX GROUP LTD 119
RTT GROUP (PTY) LTD 122
SUPER GROUP LTD 125
TRANSNET SOC LTD 129
TRITON EXPRESS (PTY) LTD 133
UNITRANS SUPPLY CHAIN SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 136
VALUE LOGISTICS LTD 139
VINCEMUS INVESTMENTS (PTY) LTD 143
VITAL DISTRIBUTION SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 147