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Reefer Operations

Reefer Containers : Local, Long-distance - Road haul Local : DLS offers its clients a comprehensive reefer service in South Africa via rail and road haul. We perform local and long-distance road haul at the clients request. Local road haul entails collecting the empty container and packing at the cold store and stacking the container for the respective vessel at the Port. We will frame all documentation and also pre-advise the container on Navis. Temptales will be inserted on all containers per the clients request. Every container will be tracked and information made available to the client. Long-distance road haul: The empty container will be collected from the nominated depot, either in Durban or Gauteng, and packed at the cold store or farms in the North West and Limpopo provinces. The full container will be road hauled to Durban to meet with the vessels stacks. We will frame all documentation and pre advise the container on Navis. Tracking will be made available. All long distance vehicles are fitted with a genset.

Reefer Containers : Rail DLS has the privilege of working with the only 2 reefer trains in South Africa in conjunction with its clients and together with TFR (Transnet Freight Rail) and TPT (Transnet Port Operations). We have fine tuned the rail service and turned it into a profitable and viable solution for our clients with maximum efficiency. Upon receiving Instructions we collect the empty reefers from the nominated depots and road haul it to the Bayhead Terminal or Pier1, where it is loaded onto a reefer train. The train is destined for Tzaneen, that’s where most of South Africa's citrus comes from. Containers are packed and reloaded onto the reefer train and it departs for Durban. The reefer train is equipped with a genset that has a 3phase power and also with a reefer technician on board the train to ensure that all is well with the reefer containers. The train is finally placed at Pier1 to discharge. Containers for Maydon Wharf or point is road hauled from Pier1 to meet with the vessel stacks. All documentation is framed and processed and all containers are pre-advised accordingly. The reefer rail service is available in Durban during the Citrus season.