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TBA Group leading the way in South Africa's bulk operations

October 2019
Press release

TBA Group is pleased to announce that South African Bulk Terminals (PTY) Ltd (SABT) have selected CommTrac, Terminal Management Software, for their Grain operations located in South Africa’s busiest port, the Port of Durban.

South African Bulk Terminals' choice for CommTrac terminal management software

SABT owns and operates two world class bulk terminals (DBS and RBT) in the Port of Durban. The RBT terminal at Maydon Wharf 5 (MW5) has a combined silo/flat bin storage capacity of 150 000 tons and the DBS terminal located at Island View 3 (IV3) has a silo storage capacity of 70 000 tons.

As South Africa’s largest bulk grain handler, SABT plays an integral role within the South African economy allowing both import and export cargoes to flow through the Port of Durban efficiently and effectively. SABT, who are also about to embark on a site wide automation upgrade, selected CommTrac based on its industry leading functionality as well as its ability to fully integrate into the terminals automation layer. TBA’s engineering experience alongside CommTrac’s functionality provides SABT the ability to eliminate the potential risk of cross contamination by handling all the critical routing decisions within the terminal as well as recording all plant stoppages and events automatically.

“We are really looking forward to take our company to the next level with the CommTrac Terminal Management Software”

said Mr. Jackie Goodwin, Managing Director of SABT.

Glynn Thomas, Sales Consultant at TBA Group, stated

“We are delighted and excited to be working with SABT on this project. The enterprise software solution being delivered will allow for the standardisation of operational procedures across both locations as well as simplifying their master data from a product, customer and finance perspective. The enterprise solution also enables senior management to quickly report on activities at either a terminal or Company level, allowing key decisions to be made in an efficient and timely manner”


South African Bulk Terminals
(SABT) is a major business unit within Bidvest Freight, the freight management arm of the listed Bidvest Group.

This latest contract with South African Bulk Terminal (Pty) Ltd further cements TBA Groups foot print in Africa and increases CommTrac’s installation base to over 35 terminals across the globe.