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AutoPort project, South Africa

13th March 2020

By: Sheila Barradas

Creamer Media Research Coordinator & Senior Deputy Editor

     

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Name of the Project
AutoPort project.

Location
The project will be located between Pinetown and Pietermaritzburg, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Project Owner/s
Grindrod.

Project Description
The project involves the construction of a 270 000 m2 state-of-the-art autoport.

This first-of-a-kind facility for finished vehicle logistics in South Africa includes reticulation for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, metal roofing to mitigate fire and hail, a fully equipped workshop and fitment centre, a smart repairs facility, clearing and forwarding activities, bonded and duty paid storage, storage for trucks, light motor vehicles and other rubber-tyred vehicular equipment.

Phase 1 of the development will accommodate the undercover storage of 2 400 vehicles.

Phase 2 will accommodate the storage of a further 2 300 vehicles.

Options to increase the capacity beyond the first two phases are in place and will be developed in line with market demand.

These options will increase the capacity of the facility to accommodate a further 12 000 vehicles.

Potential Job Creation
Not stated.

Capital Expenditure
R105-million.

Planned Start/End Date
Phase 1 is under way and will be completed in the second quarter of 2020. Phase 2 will start construction in the second half of 2020.

Latest Developments
None stated.

Key Contracts and Suppliers
None stated.

Contact Details for Project Information
Grindrod, tel +27 31 304 1451 or email grindrod@grindrod.co.za.

Edited by Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor

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