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Cargo Handling, Storage and Warehousing
BY Liz Kneale
South Africa
08 April 2020
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Cargo Handling, Storage and Warehousing


South Africa’s cargo handling, storage and warehousing sector forms part of local and global supply chains and it depends on local and global trade and economic growth to produce goods requiring transportation through its ports and airports to final destinations. The cargo sector is influenced by economic conditions, trade and consumer buying power and is highly reliant on Transnet and SAA. The sector faces challenges due to the poor economy and the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. The commission of inquiry into state capture, corruption and fraud in the public sector, includes sector participants Transnet and SAA.


Congested Ports


About 80% of South Africa’s international trade is moved by sea through Transnet’s ports in the form of containers, dry bulk, liquid bulk, break-bulk and automotives. Air freight accounts for a very small percentage of total freight moved. Major challenges at South Africa’s ports include efficiency issues and congestion, bad weather conditions, equipment downtime and go slows. Namibia is slowly replacing South Africa as the gateway into the SADC region, with capacity expansion at Walvis Bay.


Coronavirus


South Africa’s cargo sector is directly affected by the restrictions in place to contain the spread of coronavirus and it will feel the effect the pandemic will have on the economy. Coronavirus has led to reduced transport services and port entries, although ports remained open during the lockdown and the transportation of essential and non-essential air cargo was allowed.


Report Coverage


This report on Cargo Handling, Storage and Warehousing focuses on port operations and air cargo, with comprehensive information on the state and size of the sector, operational issues, infrastructure development, corporate actions and government and private sector initiatives. There are profiles of 52 companies including the dominant players Transnet and SAA, major companies such as Barloworld Logistics, BidAir and Imperial Logistics and port terminal operations such as Burgan Cape Terminals.


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 9
4.1. Local 9
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 15
4.1.2. Regulations 19
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Socio-Economic Development 25
4.2. Continental 27
4.3. International 31
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 34
5.1. Economic Environment 34
5.2. Coronavirus 37
5.3. Operating Costs 41
5.4. Operational Issues at Cape Town and Durban Ports 44
5.5. Port Infrastructure and Related Developments 46
5.6. Airport Infrastructure Development 51
5.7. Government Initiatives 52
5.8. Private Sector Initiatives 54
5.9. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 55
5.10. Risk Management 57
5.11. Labour 59
5.12. Cyclicality 63
5.13. Environmental Issues 64
5.14. Electricity Supply Constraints 66
6. COMPETITION 67
6.1. Barriers to Entry 69
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 70
8. OUTLOOK 72
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 73
10. REFERENCES 74
10.1. Publications 74
10.2. Websites 76
APPENDIX 1 77
Summary of Notable Players 77
APPENDIX 2 85
Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index 2020 85
APPENDIX 3 86
Current and Future Projects on the African Continent in the Cargo Handling, Storage and Warehousing Industry: September 2018 to March 2020 86
COMPANY PROFILES 93
AFRICAN MARINE SOLUTIONS GROUP (PTY) LTD 93
BARLOWORLD LOGISTICS AFRICA (PTY) LTD 95
BARLOWORLD TRANSPORT (PTY) LTD 98
BIDAIR SERVICES (PTY) LTD 101
BIDFREIGHT PORT OPERATIONS (PTY) LTD 104
BIGFOOT EXPRESS FREIGHT (PTY) LTD 106
BKB LTD 108
BOLLORE TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 112
BURGAN CAPE TERMINALS (RF) (PTY) LTD 115
CARGO CARRIERS (PTY) LTD 117
CFR FREIGHT SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 121
COMMERCIAL COLD STORAGE (PTY) LTD 123
DHL SUPPLY CHAIN (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 125
DIGISTICS (PTY) LTD 127
DISTRIBUTION AND WAREHOUSING NETWORK (PTY) LTD 129
DURBAN COAL TERMINAL COMPANY (PTY) LTD 131
FPT GROUP (PTY) LTD 133
FREITAN S A (RF) (PTY) LTD 136
GRINDROD LTD 138
IBHAYI CLEARING AND LOGISTICS CC 142
IMPERIAL LOGISTICS LTD 144
ISLAND VIEW STORAGE (PTY) LTD 153
KUEHNE AND NAGEL (PTY) LTD 155
LOGISTICS GROUP (PTY) LTD (THE) 157
LONRHO LOGISTICS (PTY) LTD 159
LUFTHANSA CARGO AG 162
MANICA SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 164
MENZIES AVIATION (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 166
NAMIBIA LOGISTICS (PTY) LTD 168
NWK LTD 170
OCEANWIDE LOGISTICS SA (PTY) LTD 174
ONELOGIX GROUP LTD 176
PORT STEVEDORING (PTY) LTD 179
RICHARDS BAY COAL TERMINAL (PTY) LTD 181
RTT GROUP (PTY) LTD 184
SA AIRLINK (PTY) LTD 187
SAFCOR FREIGHT (PTY) LTD 191
SAFREIGHT LOGISTICS (PTY) LTD 194
SANTOVA LOGISTICS (PTY) LTD 196
SANTOVA LTD 198
SOLETHU MARINE SERVICES (PTY) LTD 201
SOUTH AFRICA CARGO SERVICES (PTY) LTD 203
SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS (SOC) LTD 206
SOUTH AFRICAN BULK TERMINALS (PTY) LTD 210
SOUTH AFRICAN CONTAINER DEPOTS (PTY) LTD 212
SUPER GROUP LTD 214
SWISSPORT SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 218
TRANSNET SOC LTD 221
UNITRANS SUPPLY CHAIN SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 226
VALUE LOGISTICS LTD 229
VOPAK TERMINAL DURBAN (PTY) LTD 233
WOODS WAREHOUSING (PTY) LTD 235