Since 2008, Makoya has been a preferred coal loader for Transnet Rail Freight, and Eskom, the South African public power utility. As such, we have played a key role in Eskom’s Road-to-Rail Migration Strategy (R2RMS).
We were able to prove the viability of containerised rail transport for coal by designing and implementing an end-to-end handling service. Our solution was tailormade to Eskom’s requirements and involved the design and installation of specialised equipment, and the initiation and maintenance of appropriate systems.
The successful application of the Road-to-Rail Migration Strategy has made Blinkpan Siding near Emalahleni the coal sector’s first multi-user terminal. This allows for a more inclusive approach as smaller-scale coal producers who lack loading facilities can now move their coal on an ad hoc basis.