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Freight and Transport

Dedicated Fleets | Specialised Vehicles | Bulk Tankers | Commodity Tippers | Regional Flow Management

Imperial Logistics provides freight and transport solutions that are the cornerstones of our clients’ lean, green, efficient and sustainable supply chains. Our experience, expertise and resources in this area extend way beyond the fundamental business of getting products from A to B.

Our dedicated fleet comprises the complete range of vehicles, including taut liners, flat decks,pantechnicons, trailers, rigid vehicles, tippers and refrigerated trucks. We lead the logistics industry in environmental terms, with innovations like the state-of-the-art eco Fridge, which utilises a nitrogen system to eliminate carbon emissions.

With more than 6 000 vehicles internationally and access to over 3 000 sub-contractor vehicles, we have the flexibility to offer customised road transportation solutions. We offer primary and secondary transport of bulk, breakbulk and general cargo, refrigerated transport, tanker transport of hazardous, non-hazardous and specialised products, container transport, tipper transport, local courier and truck rental services. Our road logistics services span 14 African countries, as well as internationally in Europe. Where possible, we offer consolidation and group truck loads, to reduce our clients’ costs and improve efficiency.

We employ world-class fleet management systems and satellite navigation, providing real-time information and visibility. This means that our clients are always up-to-date with the status of shipments.

We have international freight forwarding and courier capabilities, with offices and agents in all majorcentres throughout southern Africa – and we are represented worldwide through our global network associations. Ranking among the leading freight forwarders in southern Africa, we specialise in air and ocean freight forwarding, rail and road forwarding, direct express and customs clearing.

Our inter-modal and multi-modal logistics expertise means we can combine the most efficient transport modes based on each client’s logistics needs. This not only assists our clients to reduce their freight costs, but also greens the supply chain, as rail transport boasts less noise and air pollution and lower carbon emissions. Since fuel is a large component of the cost price of transportation, inter-modal solutions allow for important trade-offs when compared to traditional road transport only.

Whether connecting the supply chain by air, sea, rail or road, Imperial Logistics offers access to the appropriate modes of transport - through our owned transportation vehicles, our access to sub-contractors for various modes and our strategic relationships with transport carriers. Our seamless transport solutions - and our ability to manage service levels between logistics service providers – translates into improved efficiency and value for our clients, along with integrated supply chains and enhanced operational dexterity.

Our global footprint and expertise means we have the infrastructure, capacity and capability to design and implement best-in-class international logistics solutions. Our international services include transhipment, cross border logistics, customs clearance, brokerage services and reverse logistics.