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DSV works on the Unki Mine Smelter project

DSV moves more than 5,300 tons of materials for Zimbabwean mining project

Unki Mine

DSV Air & Sea has worked with GLPS Project Management Engineering Services to supply the Engineering Procurement Construction Management (EPCM) on the Unki Mine Smelter project in Zimbabwe, and some 45 suppliers to ensure that the required materials are delivered to the construction site in Zimbabwe within the expected timeframe

As we are nearing the completion of the project we are proud to say we have successfully moved in excess of 4000 actual tons of materials by road freight from South Africa to Zimbabwe, accounting for about 500 commercial invoices being processed for export/import clearance in conjunction with Zimbabwe Minister of Mines, Zimbabwe Minister of Trade and Industry, Zimbabwe Revenue Authority Customs and South Africa Revenue Services Customs.

Mine Unki

The contract for the logistics, forwarding and clearing of the Unki Mine Smelter Plant was awarded to DSV Air & Sea South Africa, Projects Division, in early 2017. Henry Chindove (DSV Air & Sea Zimbabwe) and Lili Roelofse (DSV Air & Sea South Africa, Projects Division) took on the Operational duties and were later joined by Mpho Molale and Andrew Wallers from DSV Air & Sea South Africa, Projects Division. 

At the end of April 2018 we also facilitated the movement of 98 tons of material from Dalian, China to Harare, Zimbabwe by means of an air charter. Our DSV team in China, assisted by Connie Liu, facilitated the movement of the 98 tons of materials from the supplier in Dalian, China to Shanghai Pudong International Airport by road freight where the goods were loaded onto an Emirates Air Cargo Charter.

The Air Charter arrived in Zimbabwe late afternoon on the 1st May 2018.  Our DSV Zimbabwe team, Henry Chindove (Projects), Wonder Sibanda (Sales), Nicole Chare (DSV Airport Representative) and Timothy Nyanzira (Management) were at Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport on arrival of the aircraft and worked late into the night to ensure that all the goods were loaded onto trucks and dispatched directly to Unki Mine. Our cut-off for the delivery of the goods was 5th May but our Zimbabwe team ensured that we exceeded expectations and had the goods delivered to site by noon on the 3rd. Well done to the entire DSV team China, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

We have a remaining 1300 actual tons to facilitate by road freight before the expected completion date of June 2018 and now that we will exceed all expectations and meet the cut off dates.