Intermodal launches private rail siding
On 14 April, Grindrod Intermodal launched a private rail siding in Gauteng. The siding, which is able to house a full block train, was furnished with empty wagons for coast-bound traffic. Wagons were prepared and containers were loaded using Grindrod Intermodal’s newly purchased 45-ton rear-stabilising reach stacker.
"The train was loaded within two hours of receipt," said Ben Khonyane, Grindrod Intermodal Gauteng Terminal Manager. The efficiency was well received by Transnet Freight Rail where the general feeling was that, with the quick handling time within the siding, high volumes could be easily managed.
With a successful first train, Grindrod Intermodal have signalled the green light to start receiving import traffic and aim to add significant value in moving traffic onto an efficient rail solution.