Name change for Bridge

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In keeping with the need to proactively evolve and develop in pace with client requirements and the dynamic nature of the logistics market place, the former Bridge Clearing and Forwarding, a division of the Bridge Shipping Group, has changed its name to Bridge Projects and increased its service offering accordingly.

Leading logistics company, the Bridge Shipping Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Colin Emanuel says that there has been an upsurge in requests for a more project-based service portfolio from the company’s clients. 

“With the increased basket of services which the Bridge Clearing and Forwarding division now proffers, the name change to Bridge Projects clearly reflects our intent. Leveraging the strategic plans of the Bridge Shipping Group to extend its capacity and service portfolio throughout the globe, Bridge Projects has evolved into a turnkey projects management company.”

Bridge Projects is able to provide a door-to-door solution for all general cargo, by sea, air, rail or road. In addition, full container loads (FCL), less than container loads (LCL), bulk or out of gauge loads are catered for.

Bridge Projects has expanded its capabilities to encompass projects-based equipment and ore cargo for the mining industry. In addition, the company provides bulk freight services for chemical-based products such as sulphur and fertiliser, together with specialised cargo.

With dedicated offices and warehouses in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town, Bridge Projects has a strong presence in South Africa. 

“Our long-established bases in Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, Harare, Dar es Salaam, Lilongwe, Blantyre, and Ndola are now complemented by a new facility in the Port of Beira in Mozambique. In line with the Bridge Shipping Group’s strategic plan to grow its footprint on the African continent, Bridge Projects will be actively involved in a number of projects in pan-African countries,” Clinton Eckersall, General Manager of Bridge Projects explains.

A partnership with an international clearing and forwarding agent – cargo partner – ensures that all documentation necessary to meet country-specific legislation and regulations is in place, thus ensuring prompt customs clearance. Bridge Projects also offers third-party port services to clients in locations such as Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania.

“Bridge Projects employs a highly experienced team of professionals which conducts route and marine surveys and creates strategic delivery execution schedules. In this way, we are able to guarantee that all cargo reaches its destination timeously and safely. Loading, heavy lift, lashing and rigging crews are responsible for the expeditious handling of all bulk and break-bulk cargo,” says Eckersall. 

Bridge Projects has developed close relationships with rail companies. Together with the company-owned sidings at its facilities in Johannesburg, Durban, Ndola and Lilongwe Bridge Projects is able to ensure that bulk cargo is transported to its destination in a reliable and cost-effective manner. 

The company’s air freight offices in Johannesburg, are dedicated to providing clients with full charter, and clearing and forwarding services. 

A vessel chartering facility, in conjunction with reputable shippers, is available for the sea-freighting of break-bulk and bulk cargo. 

“The expansion of capabilities and capacities created through the development of Bridge Projects clearly complements the current client offering delivered by the Bridge Shipping Group. The company is now in an extremely strong position to service the turnkey projects needs of larger bulk product clients,” Emanuel concludes.

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