- Custom Tariff Consulting
- Inbound Forwarding
- Customs Status Reporting
- Bureau of Veritas Assessments
- Landed Costings
- Bonded Warehousing
- Outbound Forwarding
Compliance with By-Laws and Regulations in all Countries travelled:
ABN Logistics conforms entirely to the Road Traffic Act, Act 93 of 1996. Therefore, all rates submitted to our clients are based on legal payloads on all of the vehicles. All abnormal loads would be accompanied with the relevant permits obtained from the traffic authorities.
All vehicles are issued with valid Cross Border Permits. All vehicles are Dangerous Goods Compliant and Licenced as Dangerous Goods. We are ZEMA certified in Zambia and comply with all legal requirements in Zambia.
Health, Safety and the Environment:
ABN Logistics acknowledges that Health and Safety of its entire staff is of paramount importance. We are well aware of our duty as custodians of the safety and continual health and well-being of all colleagues, clients, customers, the community and to the environment. We have established guidelines on product stewardship and operational practices pertaining to ecological matters and the protection of our environment.We constantly develop and challenge our people, recognise and reward high performance.
We constantly measure the effectiveness of our efforts against the NOSA MBO Safety Systems. Only drivers who are in possession of valid HAZCHEM Certificates are allowed to drive a vehicle loaded with hazardous chemicals. They have been fully trained in the handling of containment and first aid and also in the implementation of a safe evacuation route should the need arise.
We have a ‘can-do’ attitude and care more than our competitors. We strive for more than we thought possible yesterday, we are confident about challenging existing ways of doing things and are prepared to adapt.
Security and Satellite Tracking:
ABN Logistics has for several years been innovating, upgrading and fine tuning our Trucking Intelligence Systems, to provide a more strategically streamlined all in one reporting to customers and the end users, by incorporating transport, tracking and security.
Our Trucking Intelligence Systems enables the following:
- Real Time tracking 24/7 of vehicles and goods with the incorporation of our security provider, this eliminates and minimises the risk of hijacking and theft of goods.
- Vehicle management and route planning with security scheduling
- Timeous printing and delivery of POD’s, invoices and statements
- Direct verbal communication with all drivers and Security, anywhere anytime
- Higher production and profitability and less down time for customers
- Customer Tracking Reports on a daily basis with detailed information on vehicle progress
All data is collated, archived and time-stamped for later retrieval to facilitate fleet or driver performance evaluation. With the successful implementation of Trucking Intelligence, we have been able to achieve efficient and timeous delivery to all customers with added value and added benefits of rapid turn-around times that is unbeatable.
Service Providers and Road Side Assistance
All ABN Logistics fleet repairs are outsourced to Babcock Transport Solutions to effectively manage the entire fleet by reducing overhead costs per kilometer. This management process has proved to be extremely effective in terms of prolonging the lifespan of each vehicle by reducing wear and tear throughout the entire process of transport. The fleet is managed and maintained to the highest standards to ensure optimum running efficiency and reliability. Tyre Management is carried out by Auto & Truck Tyres and is based on site at ABN Logistics. The latest Tyre Management System is implemented to ensure maximum usage and life span is gained out of the tyres.
The Road Side Assistance network within South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo ensures that we can attended to our vehicles and recover them in the shortest time due to our Road Side Assistance network.
Why Choose ABN Logistics?
We have done our own research in the Cross-Border industry and have found that in most cases where customers try to control their own warehousing and transportation (including the customs clearing of their cargo), they lose focus on their core business which is to buy and sell goods. The expertise in the logistics remains with the 3rdparty service providers like ourselves ABN Logistics, who can offer an all in one logistics solution using Cross Border Expertise by utilizing our own vehicles and warehouses. We are familiar with the changing industry and regulations and with regards to Customs Clearances, our expertise in this field is of prime importance and if not done correctly could cost the importer financially due to penalties that may be imposed for non-conformance, storages for late clearances and more importantly loss of sales due to late receipt of stock. In most cases errors are not picked up by the customers and they continue to lose money by paying unnecessary charges which in most cases are not identified or recoverable.
We as a Clearing and Forwarding agent are a member of the South African Association of Freight Forwarder (SAAFF) and receive notification of any pending or changes in the customs procedures, Shipping Line procedures and changes with regards the South African Ports. This gives us insight on how to proceed going forward in order to maximize the benefits which are being offered.