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CommTrac for SABT

South African Bulk Terminals will install the CommTrac software from the TBA Group at its two terminals in Durban.

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South Africa Bulk Terminals will install the CommTrac software from TBA Doncaster.
South Africa Bulk Terminals will install the CommTrac software from TBA Doncaster.

CommTrac is developed and managed by TBA Doncaster Ltd, part of the TBA Group, which is in turn owned by Konecranes. South African Bulk Terminals (PTY) Ltd (SABT) has selected TBA Group to deliver CommTrac Terminal Management Software to their grain operations at the Port of Durban.


SABT, a business unit within Bidvest Freight, the freight management arm of the listed Bidvest Group, owns and operates two bulk terminals in the Port of Durban, DBS and RBT, handling both import and export cargoes. 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.


“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 said in a statement. “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, added “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”.


The installation at SABT’s two facilities will take CommTrac’s installation base to over 35 terminals across the globe.

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