Bulk Handling and Mining
Unitrans Africa

An Extensive Footprint in Africa

Bulk Handling, Distribution and Logistics in Africa

Unitrans Africa is one of the largest Bulk Handling, Distribution and Logistics companies in Africa. We have an extensive footprint in Sub Saharan countries that include Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi, Lesotho, Tanzania, and Madagascar.

Bulk Handling Fleet Management

Unitrans Africa has been operating bulk handling equipment for most of the large mining groups. Some of the great successes include the operations of road trains in Africa for more than 35 years, having developed safe high-payload combinations using Performance Based Systems. We also transport and distribute explosives and supply ancillary mining equipment allowing for a total mining service provision.

Unitrans Africa Bulk Handling & Coal Mining Transportation

Innovation in Mining

Innovation and technology create opportunities to streamline production and save costs. Unitrans Africa is proud of its innovation to create greater payloads, reduction in fleet requirements, decreases in environmental emissions and an increase in safety standards.

Bulk handling and Mining

Mineral Transportation

The benefits and innovative approach offered by our unique road train capability extends into other areas.
We also offer total material handling solutions, including the following:

Unitrans Africa Bulk Handling Process

Bulk transportation

How we can assist clients with our services

Unitrans Africa Mineral Transportation via Road Train
Unitrans Africa Bulk Handling & Coal Mining Transportation

The global mining industry requires increasingly innovative approaches to stay ahead of the curve in a highly competitive market. A key area for cost saving and efficiencies is the supply chain. We offer added value as a strategically minded and innovative partner in the mining, explosives and construction industries. Unitrans Africa implements load and haul solutions that provide opportunities for operational improvements.

Importantly, our operations are also accredited according to the highest available standards, including International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), Occupational Health, Safety and Security (OHSAS), Safety and Quality Assessment System (SQAS), and Road Transport Management System (RTMS) when applicable. We are also members of the Chemicals and Allied Industries Association (CAIA) and the National Institute of Explosives Technology (NIXT).

We are the largest operator of road trains in Africa. This is as a result of Unitrans Africa being fully focused on innovation, quality of service, environmental impact and safety and developing high-payload road trains using Performance Based Systems and the RTMS.

Unitrans Africa Road Trains benefits

  • Greater payloads (current operational payloads of up to 120 tons per road train)
  • Reduction in fleet requirement
  • Decrease in environmental impact with decreased emissions
  • Decrease in rate per ton
  • Increased safety standards

Mining Material Handling Services

  • Load and haul
  • Stockpile management
  • Explosives
  • Mining earthworks and bush clearing
  • Road maintenance
  • Quarry services
  • Personnel transport
  • Inbound and outbound logistics
  • Innovative technology
  • Embedded safety culture
Unitrans Africa Madagascar Team

Existing Footprint

Madagascar (Unimat)

Unimat Logistics (SA) is a Madagascan registered company created in 2009. 60% Unitrans Africa and 40% Mauritius Automotive Trading Company.

– Managed by the expertise of UNITRANS AFRICA.

– All the maintenance of its fleet is performed by Materauto.

Existing Footprint

QIT Madagascar Minerals (QMM) – Madagascar

Unitrans Africa Bulk Handling transport
  • Handling of materials with front end loaders
  • Feeding of the mineral separation plant with front end loaders
  • Cleaning of the mineral separation plant with a skidsteer and TLB
  • Bagging of zirsil and monazite
  • Truck loading (bulk and containers)
  • Forklift operators (warehouse and bagging)
  • Transport of tailings to the mine with ADTs
  • Transport of Ilmenite to the port, using 100 ton payload road trains
  • Transport of zirsil and monazite to the port in containers


Existing Footprint

Walvis Bay Salt Refinery

  • Loading of bulk salt into road haul trucks
  • Haulage of salt from mine to the port in side tipper trucks
  • Off-loading salt at the port
  • Stockpiling of bulk salt at the port
  • Feeding the loading plant with bulk salt to load bulk salt vessels
Salt Transportation and Loading at Salt Mining Refinery in Walvisbay