Efficient in-house distribution of products to end customers.
Arxo Logistics provides an integrated logistics platform that reduces the risk and costs of transporting concentrates. It manages the road transportation of Tharisa’s PGM concentrates to Impala Platinum and the long-haul transportation of chrome concentrates from the Tharisa Mine and Lonmin’s K3 UG2 chrome plant to international customers through bulk and container vessels. Exports take place via the Richards Bay Dry Bulk Terminal and the Durban container port on the South African coast.
Arxo Logistics currently has the exclusive use of the Marikana railway siding for chrome exports. Negotiations regarding a planned public-private partnership for an on-site railway siding at Tharisa Mine are continuing.
Arxo Logistics shipped a total of 995.8 kt of chrome concentrate in FY2017 mostly to main ports in China. Of this, 98% was shipped in bulk with bulk shipments being preferred by customers due to ease of handling and reduced port charges, as well as reduced levels of administration.
The logistics arm of the Group has the necessary road and rail transport capacity, warehousing facilities and port facilities at the Richards Bay Dry Bulk Terminal and the Durban container port to manage Tharisa Mineral’s full production capacity. It also serves as a platform from which the Group can provide services to additional third party customers.
Arxo Logistics provided third party logistics services during the period under review and is planning to expand this service offering in the year ahead.