Bridge Shipping delivers solid service, time after time - Keeps clients happy through tailored logistical solutions

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The Bridge Shipping Group thrives on challenges and has built a solid foundation in Southern Africa, offering a full logistics package for the movement of cargo throughout the territory and abroad. The company draws on its 31 years in the industry to tailor appropriate supply chain solutions for its clients.

“We have made it an integral part of our business to become involved in the businesses of our clients,” says Christine Pater, General Manager of Bridge Intermodal, a division of Bridge Shipping. “By finding out more about our client’s products and their business philosophies, we are able to ascertain which elements of the supply chain are most critical to them. We can then customise a service offering to meet their specific needs.”

With two fully functional rail sidings at its Johannesburg depot and a further three sidings at its Durban facility, the Bridge Shipping Group is able to offer a fast turnaround to its clients.

“With regard to rail transport, through years of partnering with Transnet Freight Rail we have managed to forge a solid relationship with a major freight rail service provider and therefore rail has become an integral part of the Bridge Shipping Group’s service offering. Through this, we continue to pull out all the stops to ensure that client deliveries are made as quickly as possible,” Pater says.

Pater points out that having its own rail sidings is advantageous to the company and its clients. “This means that we can move large volumes from depot to depot or depot to port thereby contributing to the decongestion of the roads’,” Pater adds.

“A great deal of time and effort has been invested by the rail industry and authorities in this country to maintain rolling stock and equipment, in order to provide a higher-end service. The Bridge Shipping Group has formed a good relationship with the industry, and we have seen major positive developments in this arena. This has in turn benefited the local and trans-African logistics industry and our clients,” Pater points out.

“Road transport has its advantages in that it has the ability to handle last-minute cargo packing since containers are moved in accordance with Durban vessel stack dates. While rail is the preferred method of transport for export heavy containers there will always be a place for road transport, especially with respect to urgent bookings. Bridge Shipping analyses each situation individually and ensures that the optimal mode is utilised to ensure client satisfaction,” Pater concludes.

Kendal Hunt Communications PR and Media Liaison Agency
 

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