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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.


We look forward to hearing from you soon! Should you have any queries do not hesitate to contact us.


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