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A powerful mix of transport service offerings with an established track record.

Transaction Carriers, Watt Africa and Transhunt (running the Biltrans and Upman fleets) combine to create YOUR TRANSPORT SOLUTION.


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Creating Your Own Transport Solution

COMBINATIONS THAT WORK FOR YOU

Our clients benefit substantially from the transference of assets, skills, knowledge and experience across the group.

The option of combining the movement of freight by road and rail from South Africa to numerous destinations in the Southern African region allows our clients an innovative and efficient alternative and, together with the option of cargo consolidations, particularly in respect of smaller consignments, means that all positions are covered.

OUR GROUP OFFERING

As a group we take pride in the service offerings we have available to you; some of which include: 

  • All companies are fully certified by the Occupational Health and Safety system in the transportation and risk management of hazardous cargo and is an accredited Safety & Quality Assessment for Sustainability (SQAS) transporter.

  • In addition to this, all drivers are trained and certified by a registered authority for the carrying, loading, and offloading of hazardous cargo.

  • All vehicles are fitted with multiple tracking units that use a combination of Satellite, GSM and RF communication that enable our vehicles to be tracked anywhere in the region in real time. All vehicles are monitored both live and historically by a dedicated control room that operates 24 hours a day, giving management and customers essential feedback on the vehicles and loads and highlighting any non compliance issues requiring immediate attention.
  • Vehicles are  fitted with fleet manager units which enable management to monitor and improve driving styles thereby increasing efficiencies, road safety and safety of cargo.
  • Our in-house driving school and instructors continually work with both existing and new drivers, refreshing and improving their skill sets. Some topics addressed include, but are not limited to,: driving technique, road safety, health and safety, load security, customer interactions and requirements.

EXPERIENCE THAT COUNTS


Our management and senior staff have operated within the Southern African region for over twenty years and enjoy a sound knowledge and understanding of the region and its procedures. This allows for the smooth flow of both documentation and freight, giving you a reliable and proficient service you can count on.


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    Our Dynamic Group of Companies

    CONTINUING TO MAKE HUGE INROADSINTO SOUTHERN AFRICA

    Transport's Dynamic Duo

    Transhunt and Biltrans/Upman

    The combined assets, skills, knowledge, and extensive experience in the Southern African region enable Transhunt, in conjunction with Biltrans/Upman, to offer a suitable and reliable cross-border haulage service. 

    Transhunt, a company registered in South Africa, acts as a turn-around and administration facility primarily for the Biltrans/Upman fleets that are registered in Zimbabwe. These two fleets comprise of 240 Freightliner mechanical horses together with air suspension flat deck tri-axles and petroleum designed tankers.

    These Freightliners are powered by Detroit engines which have earned a reputation of extreme reliability. 

    Biltrans/Upman’s extensive area of operation includes South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo and Mozambique with the focus currently on the Democratic Republic of Congo.

    TRANSHUNT AND BILTRANS SPECIALISE IN:

    • Freight management and logistics planning 
    • Cross border transport from South Africa to Zimbabwe, Zambia, The Democratic Republic of Congo and Mozambique
    • A variety of bulk commodities, containerised cargo, petroleum products and other hazardous materials.
    Action Across All Spheres

    Transaction Carriers (TAC)

    Transaction Carriers (TAC) offers local and cross-border freight-management and transport services.

    Transaction Carriers, a company registered in South Africa, has a very competitive footing with 100 new mechanical horses, together with light air suspension super-link flat deck trailers. This fleet is recapitalised every 8 years to ensure that each vehicle is always on the manufacturer’s full maintenance contract.

    The sheer reliability of the fleet as well as the horse and trailer combinations make it extremely suitable for general breakbulk as well as specialised cargo from a wide range of industries. 

    We have an aggressive expansion plan which will see the fleet increase significantly within the next few years. 

    TAC currently focuses on cross-border haulage from South Africa to both Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. 

    The Who's Who in Logistics

    Watt Africa

    Warehouse and Total Transport Solutions

    Watt Africa, a company registered in South Africa specialises in consolidated transport and transport broking services. A fleet of 30 vehicles, ranging in size from 12 to 34 tons that are purchased brand new from the manufacturer and recapitalised every 8 years as is the TAC fleet. These are mainly closed trailers including taut liners and flat deck super-links. The consolidated trailers are fully enclosed which enhances the overall security of the cargo while minimizing its exposure to the elements. Our vehicles are used primarily for consolidated and high-volume cargo.

    Every week 5 to 7 of our vehicles head out from South Africa to Zimbabwe with an average transit time of 6 days. In addition to these consol loads, we also have full trucks loading from our warehouse and various other suppliers in South Africa and Zimbabwe. 

    We make use of our own dedicated warehouse with sufficient space and equipment to receive cargo and ensure it is securely packaged and stored  for transport to Zimbabwe on our consolidated and full shipments.  

    Watt Africa also has an affiliation with a clearing agent by the name of Shickers Clearing and Forwarding, based in Harare who will be able to assist with any import and export queries. 

    Watt Africa enjoys strong, well-established relationships with a group of reliable and dedicated contractors offering the services of over 50 flat-deck, tri-axle and super-link vehicles as part of our transport broking service. 

    Our Fleets

    OUR FLEETS, MAKING YOUR TRANSPORT SOLUTION POSSIBLE

    Transhunt and Biltrans/Upman Fleet

    240 Flat deck tri-axles.

    Transaction Carriers (TAC) Fleet

    100 Flat deck super-links.

    WATT Africa Fleet

    30 Closed trailers, tautliners and flat deck super-links.