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When you’ve been in the freight industry for as long as we have, you’re bound to have the odd request from a client. What do we do? We explore the requirements and accept the challenge, be it big or small. We actually pride ourselves in undertaking challenges and pushing the limit when it comes to freight forwarding. Some of the strange requests we’ve received, include live animals, vintage cars and engine blocks from the world’s finest locomotives. Whatever your requirement, we’re glad to accept the challenge and constantly test ourselves.

Over the past few months, we’ve highlighted our proudest achievements in terms of odd requests and the manner in which we’ve dealt with them. There seems to be an interest in the strangest requests we’ve received, with this in mind, here’s another instance of a special request.

While the scent of Eucalyptus could possibly clear your throat, Röhlig-Grindrod Port Elizabeth was tasked with a mammoth shipment of 20 000 tonnes of raw logs of this unique plant! Not only was this task complicated in terms of its sheer volume, but also the fact that the length of one Eucalyptus tree grows over 60m high.

“What will be done with all this Eucalyptus you may ask? No, they won’t be used to make lozenges – they will be used for a number of purposes such as flooring, furniture or construction. In addition to this, Röhlig-Grindrod’s Timber, Paper & Packaging vertical continues to grow from strength to strength, with a dedicated team that ensures we can provide customised solutions to our clients.”

Here’s to another major delivery from Röhlig-Grindrod Port Elizabeth, growing big business.


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