Rhenus Logistics South Africa has highlighted the value of its secure airside facility at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport (ORTIA). In addition to security, the facility also provides, the company assured, quick turnaround times.
“[T]he safety of cargo in transit is one of the biggest challenges for the logistics industry in South Africa,” pointed out Rhenus Logistics South Africa risk manager Martin Taylor. “Our facility includes materials handling equipment, racking and bulk storage, as well as a category 5 vault on site. We provide the highest level of security with 24/7 camera surveillance, armed guards, as well as advanced access and perimeter security that is completed with a generator.”
The facility can handle currency, electronics and pharmaceuticals, among other high-value and high-risk cargo. “Such items may be particularly vulnerable to theft or pilferage, and we have the level of expertise to minimise the risk of theft and combat the criminal element,” he stated.
The company has full control over consignments from the moment they are unloaded from the aircraft. Company representatives can collect dedicated load distribution units directly from the aeroplane.
“[O]ur facility enables direct access, bypassing third party handling, to eliminate costly delays and risky exposure. This means faster transit times from ORTIA to our warehouses, improved transparency, better communication and lower risk, due to reduced waiting times,” he affirmed. “From arrival at the airport to goods loading and out the gate, we only need two hours, cutting down the transit time to a minimum.”