Adding value through: Cold chain integrity, Productivity & More efficient loading.
The construction of the new loading bays and a holding area facility of 2000m² were completed in 2017.
There are three (3) loading bays with a holding area capacity of 400 pallets mainly used for prestaging.
100% of all containers now loaded at ColdHarvest can be loaded out through airlock loading docks.
A state of the art cooling system, where cold air is directed into the container while loading, is adding further value to cold chain integrity.
Fruit exporters get state of the art cooling facility
The month of June saw the commissioning and opening for business of SAFT (Southern African Fruit Terminals) a subsidiary of the Belgium owned SEA-invest Group.
The 5 500 pallet capacity facility occupies 17 105m2 under roof on one section of a 70 120m2 site in Abland’s rapidly developing Atlantic Hills Business Park, situated on the Potsdam interchange giving direct access onto the M12 and M13 and immediate access onto the N7. The remaining portion of the site is for future expansion.
“This location provides easy access to Cape Town Harbour and our other facilities in Killarney Gardens and Paarl, but most importantly for farmers and co-ops transporting fruit for export. The fruit destined for export is directed to the Atlantic Hills facility from all parts of the country, not just the immediate locations in the Western Cape” explained managing director Ockert Henning.
SAFT has installed solar panels at two of it's largest facilities, covering a total of 9911 m2 and reducing its carbon footprint by 2417 ton CO2 per annum.
Coverage: 3721 m2
Solar panels: 1818 panels
CO2 saving: 938 ton per annum
Coverage: 6190 m2
Solar panels: 3024 panels
Capacity: 983 kWp
CO2 saving: 1479 ton per annum