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Title: First state of logistics survey for South Africa 2004: The case for measurement and revitalisation of basic logistics infrastructure in our dual economy
Authors: Van Dyk, FE
Marais, MA
Naude, AH
Meyer, IA
Koen, R
Ralehoko, EN
Ramokgopa, L
Ittmann, HW
Pienaar, WJ
Havenga, JH
Hobbs, IE
Botes, FJ
Jacobs, CG
Keywords: Logistics costs
Land freight transport
Issue Date: Feb-2005
Publisher: CSIR Centre for Logistics and Decision Support
Citation: Van Dyk, FE, Marais, MA, Naude AH, et al. 2005. First State of Logistics Survey for South Africa 2004: The case for measurement and revitalisation of basic logistics infrastructure in our dual economy, 40p
Abstract: This survey highlights that South Africa's core structural problems are far worse than expected: Logistics cost represents a considerable percentage of the GDP (14.7% or R180bn). We spend more on transport than generally expected and much more than we should; The "normal" macro economic model is to transport long-distance corridor freight on rail, with feeder and distribution services provided by road. Structural investment mypoia caused an unhealthy situation in South Africa, with three quarters of long-haul tonnage on road; Our dense long-haul road corridors are intrinsically more expensive than a possible intermodal solution (even more so if extrinsic costs are considered). An overarching investment strategy should therefore consider that greater efficiency in one mode is a "second prize" compared to greater efficiency between road and rail.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/2759
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