Rail & Container Transport

Rail and Container transport of Imported Goods

Shipping Imported containers of goods by rail is efficient, reliable and an environmentally friendly solution. And it is much less susceptible to delays on increasingly congested road networks.

DDU EXPRESS SA offers cargo transportation by railway for imported containers, from most container freight stations to final destination delivery points for unloading. The use of transport by rail for containers simplifies and speeds up loading, unloading, and transport because containers and trailers used are compatible with both road and rail freight, hence called multimodal transport.

This means that there is no need to unload and load at transit points, the container or trailer is simply lifted from train to truck at the destined container freight station as required. For these reasons, railway container transportation from ports of discharge draws a lot of attention as a shipping option due to lower transport costs and less transit delays due to congested road networks and rising fuel prices.

Services Offered
  • Container Freight Stations
  • Loading & Unloading
  • Complete Visibility
  • Transport from most ports 
  • Port to Client Address
  • Multimodal Compatibility
  • In-Depot Logistics  
  • Efficient Bookings
  • Route Planning
Industries Served
  • Consumer Goods
  • Automotive
  • Electronics & Power Supplies
  • Healthcare
  • e-Commerce & Retail
  • Cosumables & Resellers
  • Direct to Consumer Brands
  • Infrastructure Supplies
  • Solar & Renewable Enery 

We give you Complete Control of your shipments with a Vendor Control Tower and ERP.

Our cloud based DDUSA ERP offers the most advanced capabilities to help you streamline all your shipment bookings, vendor control as to Purchase Order’s pending collection and more, with one single end-to-end platform. We Leverage AI, machine learning to automate business processes, to achieve operational excellence, and eliminate manual human errors boosting you towards productivity and growth.

Other Services

• Purchasing Agent & Quality Control
• Customs Brokerage (Export & Import)
• Cargo Insurance (Factory to Door)
• Vendor Purchase Order Management
• Import, Export Permits & Certificates
• Supply Chain Management Solutions
• Quality Assurance
• Quality Inspections & Outer Packaging
• SKU Ticketing and Filfulment
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Great and professional service provider.
Thank you for the excellent service and for always being willing to help keep things running smoothly!

Brandon Williams

Always friendly and helpful. Regular updates. Very reliable. Even received a birthday message.

Sone van Niekerk

Great Service
Great service on importing hazardous goods.

Nico Rust

Excellent service- feedback is readily available and professional interactions with DDU staff. Constant communication is important to our company and we have had no issues with DDU in this respect.


Very impressed and a Happy Client.
We have been very pleased with the service, friendliness and excellent attention to detail from DDU. Thank you very much for the great customer experience.

Angelique Mears

Wonderful Service
We run our own company and in the busy periods we request the assistance of DDU. The are quick off the mark, professional and always willing to assist when we need it the most. The collection and delivery times are fast and efficient. All the staff that I communicate with are a pleasure to work with. From accounts to sales to operations. The only thing that I can say needs a bit of improvement is communication but other than that they are really a company that I can depend on. They make my life easier and less stressful.

Nicole Smit

Package from Johannesburg to Norway.
I sent a box to my daughter for her 21st birthday. From my first enquiry to the time the parcel arrived in Oslo I was blown away by the service I received. The attention to detail was amazing, the parcel was there so quickly and I was kept informed from the time it left my house until my daughter received it. I will definitley be using DDU again. Thank you.

Alison Jones

Excellent Service.
Excellent service delivery,.. Melanie is absolutely amazing. Always a pleasure using DDU Express.

Angie Govindasamy

Satisfying and efficient service.
Our experience with DDU Express was a pleasant and smooth one, fast turn around time for quotations and understanding our special requirements.

Paul Louckx

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