Back in 2018, M6T was approached by one of their pre-existing mining customers, requesting a proposal for a comprehensive logistics solution.This solution entailed haulage of product, storage, and packing of product into containers and shipping the cargo out of South Africa to the destination port in China with zero contamination. M6T was up to the challenge and began making preparations to assist the client by creating a solution for success.
The client’s shipment challenge
M6T commenced with the project in 2019, with an initial 500mt per month being transported out of the Johannesburg packing facility quickly growing in volumes of up to 3000mt. The globe was rocked by the container shortage crisis, which over time is still a prevailing threat, albeit at a more manageable scale. For roughly 3 months between July 2021 and September 2021, the M6T team could not secure space or equipment out of Johannesburg. This resulted in the team running a trial shipment via Maputo as the Durban ports were unavailable at the time, other shipping methods and scenarios were considered through Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, but the noted transport costs made the move uneconomical for the client.
The M6T solution
The M6T team was not deterred by the challenges presented, and managed to find a solution by establishing a Durban pack site. This solution ended up tripling our volumes per month, followed by M6T opening a second pack site located in Johannesburg earlier in 2022. We now have the capacity to handle +/- 40 000mt per month between our three pack sites.
Through the efforts in sourcing cost effective transport methods and reducing cost to our client, we ended up with a happy and satisfied client.
At M6T, we place customer experience at the heart of all our activities, to ensure a happy client at the end of each project. You can experience the quality in our customs clearing and freight forwarding services today, but contacting us at 011 397 1241 or emailing us at email@example.com