RAIL & ROAD HAUL ORE HANDLING
MECA RAIL RECEIVING & OFFLOADING & TRANSPORTATION
STEVEDORING & PORT SERVICES & SHIP AGENCY
TECHNICAL CONSULTANCY & LOGISTIC SOLUTIONS
ORE EXPORT MANAGEMENT & PLANNING
WE PROVIDE SPECIALIZED LOGISTICS SOLUTIONS FOR HANDLING, STORAGE OF MANGANESE ORE & SINTER, AND LOADING ONTO SHIP ON BEHALF OF EXPORTERS TO GQEBERHA AND PORT OF NGQURA PORTS
Our offices are responsible for:
Day-to-day planning and monitoring of the running of MECA trains
Receiving of MECA trains every day and/or Road-hauled Mn ore
Offloading MECA trains using 2 Tippler
Undercover stockpile management of manganese ore at STC
Manage reclaiming of the ore from the stockpile onto skips on trailers to be hauled to Port and ship-side
Handling & Executing port services at PE Port and PON Port
The Mn ore is transported from the mine's by road using side-tipper trucks and stockpiled at the nominated loading station to be loaded on trains.
2. RAIL TO STC
The ore is then loaded on 104 CR-type wagons and the train is railed to Swartkops station to be collected by STC locomotives.
3. WAGONS ARE OFFLOADED BY TRIPPLERS
Our dedicated and competent team is responsible for offloading the wagons using 1 oof 2 Tipplers on hand, at an average time of 10 hours per 104 wagon train, making STC the fastest MECA banc-of-port off-loading facility in SA.
4. BUILDING STOCKPILE
The ore stockpile is built up prior to vessel arrival in the port.
5. LOADING SKIPS TO PORTS
The ore is then loaded into skips and transported by road to the vessel side in the Port.
6. STEVEDORING SERVICES
Swartkops Stevedoring Services board the loading vessel, operating the vessel’s cranes, loading the full skips from STC road hauler. Full skips are lowered into the vessel’s hatch where MN ore is tipped out.
7. SERVICE COMPLETED
Once the cargo is loaded on the vessel and the parcel size is confirmed by the ship captain via the agent, the service is completed.
Swartkops Terminal Pty Ltd (STC) is a strategic material handling and logistic partner that provides specialized manganese back-of-port services for mines exporting via the Ports in Gqeberha.
STC is located approximately 21km from the Port of Ngqura and 16km from the Port of Gqeberha. STC, on average, handles the loading of 65000 DUT vessels in the Port of Ngqura and 45000 – 55000 DUT in the Port of PE.
STC pioneered the concept of increasing available manganese export capacity to new and mostly black-owned emerging manganese mines. STC’s operation includes coordinating train plans with Transnet Freight Rail, stockpiling at STC and scheduling customer’s vessels in partnership with Transnet Port Terminal and mines from the Northern Cape in order to ensure the delivery of an efficient and cost-effective service to all concerned.
55 000 tons
We would love to assist you with any enquires or requests you may have. Please do not hesitate to contact us by using the provided contact details or the easy-to-use contact form below.
PORT ELIZABETH OFFICE ADDRESS:
1st Floor, Old Swartkops Power Station, 1 Trunk Road, Swartkops, Gqeberha, 6001
JOHANNESBURG OFFICE ADDRESS:
35 Fricker Road Regus Office Park Illovo Johannesburg
PO Box 12630, Centrahil, Gqeberha, 6006