Warehousing and Terminal Operating Services
BPO’s warehousing division has invested heavily in the best locations, people and equipment to ensure that all goods are handled in accordance with international standards and best practices. Our warehouses in Durban and Richards Bay, container terminals in Durban and full-service bulk terminal operations in Durban and Saldanha Bay and provide an entire spectrum of logistics services to clients.
Our warehouses are equipped to handle any commodity from bulk fertiliser and grains to general cargo and steel. In Durban, BPO is the single largest leaseholder tenant on Maydon Wharf. In total the company leases some 200,000 m2 of land from Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) in Durban. All of the properties are leased on long term contracts and have full leasehold shipping rights.
In addition to our warehouses, BPO operates container handling facilities in the heart of Maydon Wharf for both import and export containers. Our terminals are strategically placed with optimal access to major roads, rail transport and packing and unpacking facilities. Container terminal staff have an exceptional understanding of container logistics, and are sensitive to the unique industry requirements in this competitive environment.
BPO has made significant investments all of our properties through construction of modern warehouses and storage yards. Within these facilities we deploy a range of cargo handling systems and equipment including forklifts, front-end loaders, reach stackers and gantry cranes that facilitate the handling of a variety of commodities. The accurate tallying, receipting and dispatching of cargo are managed by high-tech scanning, weighing, and electronic warehouse management systems.