This can be a more efficient transportation solution depending on the
size of a load and the distance to be covered. Due to the integrated
nature of VDM operational depot, 4000t can be handled within a 12 hour
shift – which equates to 80 railway
wagons offloaded every 12 hours. To shunt rail wagons through warehouses VDM
owns a locomotive that further increases the productivity of the siding.
VDM Vervoer's operational site in
Saldanha covers 70 hectares, with
20 hectares already rezoned industrial.
The site is located in
an industrialized zone only 4.9kms from the Port of Saldanha.
This synergy between Port of Saldanha and VDM's road and rail solutions
makes for a winning combination of transport integration.