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Transport 2000 - family owned transport company

By Graeme Lund - Jul 20, 2017
Transport 2000 - family owned transport company

Transport 2000, a Port Elizabeth based transport, warehousing and distribution company, was established in June 1998 by husband and wife team, Alroy and Linda Kietzmann.

The company has grown year on year and from the early days of brokering, now have their own substantial and growing fleet of superlink tautliners, flat deck trailers and eight-ton delivery vehicles.  They also have a secure 1 500 sqm warehouse fully equipped with forklifts and dock levellers to facilitate in the loading and offloading of containers. 

The family management team has also grown to include Janice, daughter of the Kietzmann’s, and her husband Gregg. 

“The difference between ourselves and our competitors is that we are a family owned and run business, meaning that we are completely hands on.  My father still runs the business, and my husband and I are involved in all the day to day dealings with both our customers and suppliers,” says Janice.

She adds, “Another great aspect of Transport 2000 is that about seventy percent of our staff have been with us for the last 10 to 15 years, meaning that they have a great deal of knowledge and experience.  It is our combined passion and dedication for what we do that ensures our customers receive the best service that we can give.” 

Transport 2000 employs over 30 staff and they have an administration office at 433 Cape Road with their main warehouse in Deal Party, Port Elizabeth and another depot on Settlersway, in East London.  Their warehouse is secured with an alarm system linked to 24-hour armed response.

As transporters of general cargo, abnormal loads and the transport of 6m and 12m containers both locally and long distance, Transport 2000 currently transports commodities such as salt, citrus, wool and timber as well as machinery, paper, metal products and general cargo.

Their services include local transportation in the Port Elizabeth and East London areas, machine moving, national transportation, transport broking, 3rd party distribution, de-stuffing of general purpose containers, handling and truck hire.

Janice says, “A lot of our customers know that we do full loads of 30 to 34 tons but we would love to grow the part-load side of our business, particularly between Port Elizabeth and East London. We can assist companies who have a few pallets of stock or machinery that they want moved between PE and East London or even to areas in and around these cities.” 

“What is really exciting for us is that next year Transport 2000 will be 20 years old, which is a clear indication that we are a successful company that offers our customers the service they desire,”  concludes Janice.

For more information contact Transport 2000 on 041 453 3900 or visit www.transport2000.co.za