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Cargo Handling, Storage and Warehousing
BY Liz Kneale
South Africa
27 September 2018
R 6 960.00 (ZAR)  
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Cargo Handling, Storage and Warehousing


Approximately 90% of South Africa’s international trade is moved by sea through Transnet ports in the form of containers, dry bulk, liquid bulk, break-bulk and automotives. Air freight accounts for a very small percentage of the total freight moved in, to and from South Africa. South African exports for the seven months to end-July 2018 increased by 3.6% while imports for the same period increased by 10.2%. Low economic growth, the volatile currency, poor investor confidence and credit rating downgrades will have a negative effect on the volume and value of goods requiring handling, storage and warehousing.


Challenges


Transnet and South African Airways (SAA) are among the state-owned entities under the spotlight in the commission of inquiry into state capture, corruption and fraud in the public sector, while SAA remains financially vulnerable. A World Bank report reflects a significant drop in the performance of South Africa’s logistics industry based on factors including customs efficiency, quality of infrastructure and logistics services, ability to trace and track consignments and the frequency with which shipments arrive on time. South African ports are losing their competitive edge to other African ports due to their high port tariffs, congestion, berthing delays, labour unrest, equipment availability and work stoppages.


Report Coverage


This report focuses on the loading and unloading of cargo, irrespective of the transport mode used, and the operation of storage and warehousing facilities for all kinds of goods, but excludes storage facilities operated by companies for their own use. It examines current conditions and discusses the issues, difficulties and opportunities facing the sector. Also covered are regulatory developments and initiatives by government and local companies. The report profiles 51 companies including local subsidiaries of multinationals such as Santova Logistics, local companies operating internationally such as Barloworld and Grindrod and several state-owned enterprises which dominate the sector such as Transnet and SAA.


Page
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 5
2.2. Geographic Position 6
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 7
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 8
4.1. Local 8
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 16
4.1.2. Regulations 18
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 23
4.2. Continental 26
4.3. International 33
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 37
5.1. Comprehensive Maritime Transport Policy 37
5.2. White Paper on National Civil Aviation Policy 38
5.3. Economic Environment 38
5.4. Rising Operating Costs 42
5.5. Port Infrastructure Development 43
5.6. Airport Infrastructure Development 48
5.7. Government and Private Sector Initiatives 49
5.8. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 51
5.9. Risk Management and Security 55
5.10. Labour 56
5.11. Cyclicality 59
5.12. Environmental Issues 60
6. COMPETITION 61
6.1. Barriers to Entry 64
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 65
8. OUTLOOK 66
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 67
10. REFERENCES 69
10.1. Publications 69
10.2. Websites 71
APPENDIX 1 73
Summary of Major Players 73
APPENDIX 2 81
Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index: Sub-Indices 81
APPENDIX 3 82
Current and Future Projects on the African Continent to Create Opportunities for Growth in the Cargo Handling, Storage and Warehousing Industry: May 2017 to August 2018 82
COMPANY PROFILES 88
AFRICAN MARINE SOLUTIONS GROUP (PTY) LTD 88
BARLOWORLD LOGISTICS AFRICA (PTY) LTD 90
BARLOWORLD TRANSPORT (PTY) LTD 93
BIDAIR SERVICES (PTY) LTD 96
BIDFREIGHT PORT OPERATIONS (PTY) LTD 99
BIGFOOT EXPRESS FREIGHT (PTY) LTD 101
BKB LTD 103
BOLLORE TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 107
BURGAN CAPE TERMINALS (RF) (PTY) LTD 110
CAPESPAN GROUP LTD 112
CARGO CARRIERS LTD 115
CFR FREIGHT (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 119
COMMERCIAL COLD STORAGE (PTY) LTD 121
DHL SUPPLY CHAIN (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 123
DIGISTICS (PTY) LTD 125
DISTRIBUTION AND WAREHOUSING NETWORK LTD 127
DURBAN COAL TERMINAL COMPANY (PTY) LTD 130
FPT GROUP (PTY) LTD 132
FREITAN S A (RF) (PTY) LTD 135
GRINDROD LTD 137
IBHAYI CLEARING AND LOGISTICS CC 141
IMPERIAL LOGISTICS (DIVISION OF IMPERIAL HOLDINGS LTD) 143
ISLAND VIEW STORAGE (PTY) LTD 146
KUEHNE AND NAGEL (PTY) LTD 148
LONRHO LOGISTICS (PTY) LTD 150
LUFTHANSA CARGO AG 153
MANICA SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 156
MENZIES AVIATION (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 159
NAMIBIA LOGISTICS (PTY) LTD 161
NWK LTD 163
OCEANWIDE LOGISTICS SA (PTY) LTD 167
ONELOGIX GROUP LTD 169
PORT SERVICES (PTY) LTD 172
RTT GROUP (PTY) LTD 174
SA AIRLINK (PTY) LTD 177
SAFCOR FREIGHT (PTY) LTD 180
SAFREIGHT LOGISTICS (PTY) LTD 183
SANTOVA LOGISTICS (PTY) LTD 185
SANTOVA LTD 187
SOLETHU MARINE SERVICES (PTY) LTD 191
SOUTH AFRICA CARGO SERVICES (PTY) LTD 193
SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS (SOC) LTD 196
SOUTH AFRICAN BULK TERMINALS (PTY) LTD 200
SOUTH AFRICAN CONTAINER DEPOTS (PTY) LTD 202
SUPER GROUP LTD 204
SWISSPORT SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 208
TRANSNET SOC LTD 211
UNITRANS SUPPLY CHAIN SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 215
VALUE LOGISTICS LTD 218
VOPAK TERMINAL DURBAN (PTY) LTD 222
WOODS WAREHOUSING (PTY) LTD 224