Since the start of 2018, GPR Leasing has increased its mainline diesel 3000hp locomotive fleet by an additional 15%. This means that it is able to react quickly and effectively to its clients’ rolling stock requirements in Africa.
“In the past few years we have seen an increase in freight-to-rail logistics in southern Africa,” says Jacques de Klerk of GPR Leasing. “There have been increases in freight requirements due to improved commodity prices, and the market is beginning to recognise the benefits of transporting bulk commodities by rail as a value-enhanced option. In turn, we’ve expanded our locomotive offering to meet this demand and to support our clients’ growing freight requirements.
“We offer short-term, flexible lease options that give our clients the benefit of quick access to rolling stock when they need to fulfil urgent or increased freight orders,” says De Klerk, “and this is why we have seen increased demand. Our clients are confident in their freight being moved with speed and ease, and this is evident in the continued growth of our business. Our leasing options are proven and well used by clients and offer real value to their businesses.” Value adds include flexible leasing terms, parts delivery and on-site maintenance requirements – even in relatively inaccessible areas.