“It’s all about location, location, location”. We’ve all heard this before, where you are is important, sure, but so is where you’re heading. And nothing could be truer for your business. Often getting your products, equipment or goods transferred from one place to another can seem like a hassle. This is why we specialise in specialized transports. We understand the need for unique transport and logistics services. In this blog post, we will explain what specialised transport services are and why it’s important to consider it as a viable option for your business and it’s precious cargo.
Have you ever considered how large rigging machines, building equipment or even containers get moved around and relocated from location to location while still maintaining their proper use and function in a safe and controlled manner? The answer is specialised transportation.
Certain industries use specialized transport for different purposes. We highly recommend using specialized transport over a regular transport system as your goods, projects or equipment may not be properly taken care off and can get damaged in transit. Not only is it dangerous for your business and your peace of mind, often it can be dangerous for others driving alongside the transport that your cargo is in. We can arrange delivery of almost all kinds of transport including cargo with governance, rules and regulations. Specialised transportation is also often motioned sensitive and freight and has an element of security. In order to make sure the delivery goes well there also needs to be a plan in place.
A well-planned route can help avoid many hassles. It allows the freight to move through safe zones and avoid zones that have a high-security risk. Can accommodate for weather patterns and make sure that the goods are tied down correctly, securely and safely. When planned ahead the goods can also be loaded calmy and carefully into the appropriate vehicle or mode of transport. Specialised transportation services are also there to ensure that your cargo is hosted and moved by trained professionals with experience in the field without having to worry about that.
Specialised transportation services also mean you can deliver component that is high in value with maintaining the safety and shipment at all times. You can transport a lot of different things. Below is a list of industries that require special and different types of specialised transport:
- Hardware: Use to transport large machines, large pieces of building material and equipment as well as to help move components from one area to another.
- Abnormal load: Moving equipment and large vehicles
- Container transport
We are also able to move cargo and equipment across borders so if you have a local company and need to transport goods to Botswana then you can contact us for a quote today, yes it’s that simple! You may be wary considering that usually, items that need special transportation are large in size and expensive. We offer expert tracking and tracing of your cargo in real time so you always know where your valued goods are and we’ll keep you updated. All of our staff are trained to be professional and are well-versed in their field. They have years of experience and are reliable.
Before sending your equipment via a specialised transport system you should make sure that you prepare it for the journey, just like you yourself would prepare. If your cargo is too large, say a machine but it has detachable components, often it is highly recommended to deconstruct it safely. It also is important to follow the necessary laws when transporting your goods as there is a lot to be considered.
You may need specialised transports if you have machines and rigging machines to move. All our abnormal loads are efficiently and legally conducted to ensure the safety of everyone involved including drivers on the road. We aim to make sure that our staff and your equipment are always kept safe and in the best condition possible.
Having trained personnel is important since they are in charge of the goods, at Jacobs Transport our staff are highly qualified and trained to assist with the transportation and handling of your cargo, equipment or items requiring special transports. All our drivers meet industry and company standards. We provide them with expert training in key areas such as conveying, rigging and lifting as well as safety and handling to ensure that each task is treated with the utmost importance. Our training is continuously focused on ensuring that we maintain our high standards when it comes to our operations and especially the well being of our staff and in turn your cargo.
We’re industry leaders with almost two decades of experiences and are committed to revolutionising the transport industry. For all your specialised transport needs feel free to get in touch with us to ensure peace of mind and quality results, every time.
Our Areas of Expertise
Jacobs Transport was founded in 1999 by two determined brothers, Gys and Seun Jacobs.
Due to the excellent service provided by Jacobs Transport throughout the years, we have built long-standing relationships with our customers. The fleet expanded drastically with a wide variety of vehicles and equipment now available.
We have expanded our capabilities in the Machine Moving & Rigging sector by investing in highly qualified resources and are able to offer the traditional services like Rigging, Loading, Offloading and positioning of any machinery up to 75 tonnes with inhouse equipment.
Jacobs Transport can arrange your Abnormal Transport and the associated requirements like permits and escorts. Or if you are planning a Factory Move that requires a variety of solutions as well as project planning and execution we can gladly assist.
We’ve handled Erection of Steel structures, Towers, Tanks, Vessels, Silos etc. De-stuffing, stuffing, lashing, and strapping of containers. Palletizing and crating of equipment including to export standards.
Jacobs Transport owns one of the largest fleets of Side loaders in southern Africa. Side Loaders are specialised trailers with cranes on each end that can load or offload heavy packed shipping containers. Typically, we would assist clearing and forwarding companies to collect full containers from a depot, deliver and ground at the client’s premises, then collect and return the empty after we’ve assisted with the destuffing.
Moving heavy equipment like generators into position is our specialty. Generators are often required as back up for mines, hospitals or shopping centers. Their positioning into basements or on top of buildings is a requirement and can be very demanding due to space restrictions. In this case transport companies will often request our help to offload and with, for example, crawlers and jacks, move the heavy machinery into- position.
Our Rigging Team includes experienced Assessors (Red Seal qualified) that can safely, and cost effectively manage your rigging requirements. Part of the service includes site inspections. Also, risk assessments for deliveries to mine or rigging studies as required by HSE. Included in our rates, for further peace of mind, contractors All Risk (Rigging) to a max of R 1.5 million.
We offer access to a wide range of strenuously vetted and approved sub-contractors making it possible to offer turn-key solutions. Inhouse specialised and certified equipment, compliant and trained riggers with safety files on all trucks. On site Safety Officer or Site Supervision can be arranged with qualified In-House staff.
Jacobs Transport offers:
- 18 years’ expertise in a very specialised field
- Machine moving & Rigging
- Red Seal Riggers Inhouse
- Specialized Rigging Equipment
- One-stop shop for Abnormal Loads
- Permits and escorts as well as route approvals
- Border Clearance to all neighbouring countries and into Africa
- Road Haulier in bond (RIB)
- In house SHE Manager
- Hazardous Chemicals transport certified
- Explosives transport certified
- An ISO 9001: 2015 Compliant Company
- GIT cover included of R 1500 000.-
- Contractors All Risk (Rigging) max of R 1.5 million.
Simply put, Jacobs Transport’s strives to be a reliable and ethical company providing our clients with the most efficient service possible. Our biggest assets are our professional and dedicated staff and state of the art equipment.
We value our clients, suppliers and service providers and will honor our commitments in line with this mission statement.
This article is brought to you by Jacobs Transport and will be published in the next edition of Africa Engineering.