n Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - South African perspective on freight logistics hubs : transportation engineering

Volume 21, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



The function and importance of moving freight and cargo for the national and provincial economy is well defined and understood. It is a derived demand that supports the economy in providing raw materials, in-process goods and finished products on time and at the right location. Freight transport is mostly done by road and rail via the main freight corridors in South Africa. Rail has lost some market share over time due to a gradual move from rail to road. This has resulted in increased logistics costs in the import and export supply chains, and it has become a national priority to reduce logistics costs on these corridors.

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