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​Container Services


Container Services

We offer terminal services in addition to rail services.

The following terminal services are offered:

  • Physical and administrative checks.
  • Acceptance/delivery of the container in the interchange zone at the terminal.
  • Loading/unloading of the container at the terminal interchange zone from/to a hauler or when lifted from/placed on a rail wagon at the railhead.
  • Conveyance between the interchange zone or railhead and the stack.
  • Stacking/de-stacking.
  • Handling by means of container crane and/or gantry crane as the case may be.
  • Transhipment of containers emanating from and destined for foreign countries.
  • Storage.

We have eight large container rail contracts with the major container companies in South Africa.

We have six major inland terminals and nineteen satellite depots that are strategically located to link with the ports in South Africa. Each terminal, with its satellites depots handle containers, cars and bulk traffic:

  • City Deep (Eastcon, Kazcon),
  • Belcon (Saldanha, Ashton, Dalcon),
  • Deal Party (East London, George),
  • Pretcon (Phalaborwa, Witbank, Pietersburg, Nelspruit, Piet Retief),
  • Bayhead (Newcastle) and
  • Bloemfontein (Kimberly, Maseru, De Aar, Kroonstad, Kakamas, Bethlehem).