City Logistics, established in 1988, is a dynamic company committed to giving total satisfaction to all your distribution and transport needs. We ensure that your merchandise is monitored whilst in our care and that vehicles adhere to their route frequencies and delivery times.
Our documentation systems ensure a high level of control and, with our high-tech systems and operations planning, your cargo arrives at its destination on time, in immaculate condition. Management control has been setup through a national network of cost and branch control processes, which include management accounting, stringent internal and external audits and weekly management meetings.
We’ve established a comprehensive distribution network servicing all areas nationwide from 14 branches nationwide from Head Office in Durban, Durban DC, Centurion, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein, East London, Windhoek, George and Nelspruit to Harrismith, Klerksdorp, Polokwane and Pomona and cross-border to Botswana, Namibia and Swaziland. We currently offer over 100,000sqm of warehousing space, servicing all storage and cross-docking requirements. Both bulk and break-bulk consignments are managed to ensure optimal inventory management for all our customers.
City Linehaul division, with a fleet of 500 vehicles, is a continuous 24-hour operation providing an inter-depot service for the purpose of distribution as well as a point to point service. All our drivers are carefully selected and trained to ensure the safety of your cargo on route. We also select the type of vehicle best suited for the safe delivery of the cargo. We have a container handling capability in Durban and Johannesburg to allow our customers the flexibility of receiving deliveries in line with their operational demands. Our container park in Raceway, Gosforth Park services several major customers. We have an additional local fleet in the region to facilitate deliveries. Our container parks are registered with SARS and have capability to manage bonded Cargo.
Through a strategic partnership, City Clearing & Forwarding has been established to provide our customers with clearing, forwarding and supply chain solutions. Our products offer comprehensive value added services in the global market, as well as enhance our local distribution network. Our chosen objective is to support our customers in achieving sustainable success by continuing to develop their logistic processes.
A special projects division has been established to ensure that we are keeping up with our customer’s local and international requirements. These include cold chain distribution, special purpose vehicles, raw materials management and distribution and truck rental. Our special project division supports our overall goal of being the logistics service provider of choice.
Market research shows that the traditional static outdoor advertising has limited reach in that it is restricted to certain areas by current legislation. Mobile outdoor advertising, on the other hand, has the ability to be projected into virtually any urban, residential or rural area. We present an opportunity to advertise on our vehicles, with over nine-million kilometres per year on 300 different vehicle combinations across the entire Southern African region. This extensive footprint gives our clients the unique opportunity to increase their brand awareness and market penetration by utilising this branding medium.
Our mission statement is to play a pivotal role in the supply chain management process, thus adding value and providing a cost-effective solution and service. Our objective is to provide a cost effective, efficient transport and distribution service to all customers. We ensure we maintain our mission statement and objective very seriously. Every decision is made with the client’s satisfaction and service quality in mind.
We currently employ over 2,500 staff nationwide, on a permanent and contractual basis and we’re Seta accredited. All our drivers require a minimum of 5 years’ experience and undergo continual driver training. Our personnel share one vision of service excellence and adding value at every level to our client. We have been classified as a level 4 BEE Contributor, reflecting a BEE Procurement Recognition level of 80%. We are very proactive regarding increasing our rating and are concentrating particularly on the areas of socio-economic development and enterprise development.