Tackling transport challenges
With the purchase of side loaders to ferry containers from the Walvis Bay port to its container yard, Rennies Consolidated saw an opportunity to expand its warehousing services with the creation of a transport wing. Establishing another transport company may not seem as much of an achievement, as the Namibian market is saturated with transport operators. Rennies Consolidated, however, believes that its approach of providing an all-inclusive logistics, warehousing and transport package coupled with various value-adding services will translate into a more efficient and cost-effective solution to customers.
True to the one-stop-shop approach of its mother company, Manica Group Namibia, Rennies Consolidated is able to tap into a vast selection of warehousing, freight handling, logistics and marine services, thereby offering clients better rates, efficient service delivery and cost saving. Newly appointed Manager of Rennies Transport, Hargu Horn said his task of establishing a transport section is a hefty challenge but one he looks forward to.
“Without revealing our strategy, I can mention that we are busy fine-tuning the various systems and processes to make the flow of cargo from port to warehouse to doorstep as hassle-free and cost effective as possible,” he added.
Hargu believes that a trusted brand, such as that of Rennies or Manica, and Rennies’ array of value-adding services are the winning ingredients to ensuring business in the country’s transport industry. “Above all, a transport company sells deck space and peace of mind. Trust and reliability is of critical importance. So setting up a winning transport business in the face of these challenges is a task that I relish immensely,” he noted.
The new transport wing will also have a dedicated depot with an inhouse workshop, washing bays and tyre bay. The company’s reefer storage area is also being expanded, while refrigerated and reefer transport in the near future is also on the cards.