The TDH Transport, Dryports and Logistics (TDH-TDL) Vision is to be a leader in the seamless movement, storage and customs clearance including tracking of clients' goods destined for local and/ or export markets as outlined in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement, 2021.
In support of the Group's aspirations towards sustaining Zimbabwe's competitiveness within the region and taking advantage of its location (bordering 6 countries) our mission is to make the country's trade routes the most efficient in the region by the year 2030.
By harnessing smart-partnerships and networks, locally and abroad, and employing the best skills available TDL is set to anchor it's operations on strategic locations owned by TDH first, and then proceeding to third party owned locations along the trade routes.
DRY-PORTS & LOGISTICS
The Logistics arm of TD Holdings is establishing an International freight forwarding, relocation, and project logistics management company that will deliver cost-effective solutions for Norton Business Park, Norton, and beyond.
The philosophy driving our efforts is a commitment to fulfill the logistics requirements of our customers. At TDH we see our warehousing capabilities as a 'One Stop Shop'. We recognise that effective warehousing and inventory management are key links to supply chain optimisation and will therefore develop purpose-designed world-class transport systems, smart warehouses, and installing a leading-edge warehouse management systems to cater for our clients who may vary from large multinationals, medium and small-scale enterprises.
Although Zimbabwe is a landlocked, it is the only country in Africa that borders five countries namely, South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia and within a 90 minute flight between neighbouring country capitals. This presents a unique opportunity to deal with cross-border trade from all these countries and thus the TDL arm of the Group is charged with innovative approaches towards the transshipment and handling of the passing trade. Thus TDL is focusing on establishing Dry ports in and around Zimbabwe.
A Dry-port (sometimes called an inland port) is an inland intermodal terminal directly connected by road or rail to a seaport and operating as a centre for the transshipment of sea cargo to inland destinations. In addition to their role in cargo transshipment, dry ports may also include facilities for storage and consolidation of goods, maintenance for road or rail cargo carriers, and customs clearance services.
The location of these facilities at a dry port relieves competition for storage and customs space at the seaport itself.
Dry ports can speed the flow of cargo between ships and major land transportation networks, creating a more central distribution point. Dry ports can improve the movement of imports and exports, moving the time-consuming sorting and processing of containers inland, away from congested seaports.