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Grindrod Rail Consultancy Services

Rail freight broking services

Grindrod Rail Consultancy Services (GRCS) are the principal brokers of rail freight moving along the North South Rail Corridor (NSRC) between the DRC and South Africa.
GRCS’s dedicated team of brokers have years of combined experience in the haulage of both mine inputs and mine exports into and out of the Congolese and Zambian Copperbelt.
GRCS acts as a single booking and contact point for the client by providing an interface role between the client and the relevant railway operators on the NSRC.
Clients receive one price, one invoice and a single point of contact for the complete rail logistics movement of their cargo.
GRCS’S expertise covers diverse cargoes such as:  Copper - metal and concentrates; Cobalt concentrates;  Chrome ore;  Coal;  Limestone;  Clinker;  Sulphur powder; Sulphuric acid;  Mining chemicals; Diesel and petrol; Fertiliser; Construction materials and General containers.
GRCS is able to provide clients with competitive and end-to-end tariffs on commodities across the corridor, and to advise and source the most appropriate type of wagons for their cargo.

Digital rail freight bookings

GRCS is the exclusive agent for the RailFOX digital rail freight exchange in sub Saharan Africa.
RailFOX enables all freight requirements to be captured and matched to existing empty trip wagon capacities through an independent and transparent exchange, where bids can be posted and advertised.
RailFOX is leading the challenge to convert road to rail freight in the sub Saharan region of the continent, GRCS is proud to be a partner in developing this disruptive technology within the rail freight market in Africa.

Rail consultancy

GRCS’s team of experienced rail managers and engineers can offer mining clients a unique combination of independent advice and consultancy on a wide range of logistics solutions for mines in the region, where a combination of road, rail, port handling and sea freight services are required.

Rolling stock advice

GRCS have a wide range of experience in the design, manufacture, sourcing and financing of specific fit-for-purpose rolling stock across the Cape gauge network.
Our innovatively designed light weight flatbed container wagon is a solution for many freight requirements in Southern Africa where axle weight limits restrict payloads.


Grindrod Rail Operations

Tel +27 (0)11 262 7307


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