Time to launch TAMBO SPRINGS LOGISTICS GATEWAY – ‘Next Generation’ Inland Port, Gauteng

As a key role player in the industry, we thought it was time you received an update on the imminent launch of Tambo Springs.

There is a lot of hype in the industry around logistics and inland port locations. Tambo Springs is currently the only location in SA that has all the necessary approvals to provide the services and infrastructure for a “next generation” Intermodal facility.

Tambo Springs is a 600ha industrial precinct located at the entry point into Johannesburg/Ekurhuleni on the most important and largest freight corridor, ahead of the congestion zone. The location falls directly on the JHB/Durban/Nqura/PE/Cape Town road freight and rail corridors. It will bring together all aspects of warehousing, distribution and operational efficiencies. All of this being enhanced by the development of the Tambo Springs
Intermodal Rail Terminal.

It will be a new privately run, “next generation” inland port which is designed to offer endusers a world class Rail and Road based Container Terminal that has direct connectivity to the Ports of Durban, Cape Town and Nqura/PE via rail and the National Road Network (N3 and N1). It will have customs clearance and the benefits of a Special Economic Zone. From the Ports to rail, road or air, to the warehouses and finally to the customers, Tambo Springs
will be equipped to meet all your manufacturing and distribution needs and will nearly double current freight logistics capacity in and out of Gauteng.

Tambo Springs, as you may already know, has been many years in the making. Starting with the genesis of the Vision and Urban plan over a decade ago. Attaining its zoning and town planning approvals in 2014 and in 2016 Transnet issued an RPF calling on a public/private partnership to deliver an Intermodal Rail Terminal on a 20 year concession.

Four critical milestone approvals:

  1. Intermodal Rail Terminal Approval – formal awarding of the concession by Transnet to a consortium made up of “Southern Palace” as the lead concessionaire, “Makoya”, and the Italian Rail Company “Ferrovie”, (supported by Concor, AECOM and Italferr) to build and operate the intermodal Rail Terminal. Therefore, a private internationally linked concessionaire running an intermodal port with proven efficiency, not unlike the “Gautrain” story.
  2. New Interchange on the N3 – The Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport will construct a new interchange on the N3 and an additional arterial (K148) from Tambo Springs to the national road infrastructure (N3). The budget for this is approved and tenders for construction are currently being adjudicated.
  3. Bulk Infrastructure Approval – The City of Ekurhuleni has approved the Bulk infrastructure requirements for Tambo Springs and have completed the detailed designs and approved the budget for the construction of these bulk services.
  4. Private Rail Siding Approval – Transnet Approval for a private rail siding for a logistics super user.

The complete story can be viewed on www.tambosprings.co.za.

Whether you are a potential supersite user needing a private rail siding, need a logistics warehouse close to the customs clearing hub or a distributer that requires a well located site linked to major road arterials, this planning can start now. Members of our marketing team (Brent Wiltshire; brent@tambosprings.co.za or Viv Delbridge; viv@tambosprings.co.za) team will be in contact or you are welcome to contact us directly by replying to this mail.

Kind regards

Willie Els
April 2020

Download letter here.