Road freight transport market report in South Africa 2021

DUBLIN, April 28, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The “freight transport by road in South Africa The 2021 Report “has been added to’s offering.

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This report focuses on road freight transport and provides comprehensive information on the condition and size of the sector, including transport volume, heavy vehicle counts, corporate actions and developments including financial and operational results.

The government has announced planned measures to reform the rail sector to make it more effective, efficient and competitive. However, the road continues to be the mode of transport for most goods.

The road freight transport industry faces many challenges including lower demand due to pressure on consumer spending, high input costs, competition from e-commerce platforms, labor needs, pressure from customers to reduce transport costs, automation and new technologies, congestion at border posts and ports and overcapacity. The industry is responding with the use of technology to improve efficiency and reduce costs, diversify risk, use flexible sales models and decentralize operations .;


The impact of the pandemic on the operations and revenues of the road freight and warehouse sectors has been mixed. The benefits of providing warehousing and transportation to sectors such as healthcare and consumer goods have been offset by the negative impact of protocol compliance requirements, reduced transportation volumes, movement restrictions, and border congestion. The volume of freight traffic on the road decreased in 2020.


Companies in this industry range from large corporations to small family businesses to owners and drivers. Owner-driver systems offer opportunities for newcomers to the industry. The increasing use of e-commerce is opening up opportunities for the parcel and courier industries, while there are also opportunities for the moving industry and for companies offering flexible and tailored services to meet specific needs.

There are profiles of 31 companies including key industry players like Imperial Logistics, Super Group and Barloworld Logistics, foreign owned companies like Maersk, and moving and storage companies like Biddulphs.

Main topics covered:

1 Introduction

2. Description of the industry
2.1. Industry value chain
2.2. Geographical position

3. Industry size

4. State of the industry
4.1. Local
4.1.1. Corporate actions
4.1.2. Regulations
4.1.3. Corporate development and socio-economic development
4.2. Continental
4.3. International

5. Influencing factors
5.1. Coronavirus
5.2. Disruptions in the supply chain
5.3. Economic environment
5.4. Rising operating costs
5.5. job
5.6. Road conditions and infrastructure
5.7. Government initiatives
5.8. Developments in the private sector
5.9. Technology, research and development (R&D) and innovation
5.10. crime
5.11. environmental issues
5.12. Power restrictions
5.13. Cyclicality

6. Competition
6.1. Barriers to entry

7. SWOT analysis

8. Outlook

9. Industry associations

10. References
10.1. Publications
10.2. Websites


The story goes on

  • Summary of the Notable Players

  • Company profiles

  • Apm Terminals Trucking South Africa (Pty) Ltd.

  • Aspen Logistic Services (Pty) Ltd.

  • Barloworld Logistics Africa (Pty) Ltd.

  • Removal and storage of Biddulphs S a (Pty) Ltd.

  • Bidvest Freight (Pty) Ltd.

  • Carrier (Pty) Ltd.

  • Concargo (Pty) Ltd.

  • Crossroads Distribution (Pty) Ltd.

  • Digistics (Pty) Ltd.

  • Dpd Laser Express Logistik (Pty) Ltd.

  • Dsv South Africa (Pty) Ltd.

  • Elliott Mobility (Pty) Ltd.

  • Our logistics (Pty) Ltd.

  • Gan-Trans (Pty) Ltd.

  • Grindrod (South Africa) (Pty Ltd

  • Imperial Logistics Ltd.

  • Laser Group (Pty) Ltd (The)

  • Laser Transport Group (Pty) Ltd (The)

  • Maersk Logistics and Services South Africa (Pty) Ltd.

  • Namibia Logistics (Pty) Ltd.

  • Ni-Da Transport (Pty) Ltd.

  • Onelogix Group Ltd.

  • Rhenus Logistics (Pty) Ltd.

  • Rtt Group (Pty) Ltd.

  • Sequence Logistics (Pty) Ltd.

  • Super Group Ltd.

  • Triton Express (Pty) Ltd.

  • Unitrans Supply Chain Solutions (Pty) Ltd.

  • Value Logistics Ltd.

  • Vincemus Investments (Pty) Ltd.

  • Vital Distribution Solutions (Pty) Ltd.

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