Swartkops Terminal (Pty) Ltd (‘STC’) commenced operations in September 2014, operating at the old Swartkops Power Station next to Swartkops River, the landmark that has become part of the city scape over the years. STC receives bulk manganese export consignments by rail, offloading these trains, stockpiling the manganese and subsequent delivery of the manganese in skips to ships side by road transport.
STC is a service provider to Transnet, as such Transnet directs various of the existing manganese mines in the Northern Cape to utilize the service of STC in receiving the arriving trains, stockpiling the contents thereof and subsequent delivery by road to the ship side in Port Elizabeth.
STC can also receive manganese delivered by road transport and can handle other products such as sinter, magnetite etc. The receiving capacity of 8-9 x 104 wagon trains per week, which at 6550 tons per train equates to ±50 -55 000 tons per week and approximately. 200- 2 20 00 tons per month. The capacity is 2.4 – 2.6 million tons per annum. STC is a state of the art facility.
STC has 30% direct unencumbered BBBEE shareholding, with ±70% BBBEE/ Historical Disadvantage Individuals employment and Level 3 BBBEE accreditation.