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VISION

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.

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MISSION

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.

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STRATEGY

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.

 
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TRANSPORT,

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.

 

DRY PORTS

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.

 
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Shipping containers allow some functions traditionally carried out at a seaport to be moved elsewhere. Examples are the functions of receiving, processing through customs, inspecting, sorting, and consolidating containers going to the same overseas port. Container transfer at the seaport can be sped up and container handling space can be reduced by transferring functions to an inland site away from the port and coast.

Distribution may also be made more efficient by setting up the link between inland site and seaport as, say, a high-capacity rail link with a lower unit cost than sending containers individually by road. The containers are still collected from their origins or distributed to their ultimate destinations by road with the transfer happening at the inland site.

An inland port is just such a site linked to a seaport. This kind of inland port does not require a waterway. Key features of an inland port are the transfer of containers between different modes of transportation (intermodal transfer) and the processing of international trade. This differentiates an inland port from a container depot or transport hub.

The term inland port may also be used for a similar model of a site linked to an airport or land border crossing rather than a seaport.  At Norton Business park, the access of rail and road is advantageous towards the setting up of a dry port that can connect by rail beyond the borders of Zimbabwe.