The wheels of Agriculture

Turners Shipping attended to two shipments of agricultural machinery which were destined for the annual NAMPO Harvest Day exhibition held at Bothaville in the Free State.

“These shipments were time sensitive as the clients were using the exhibition to introduce their products to the agricultural industry at the exhibition,” explained Annette Pather, Forwarding & Groupages Manager at Turners Shipping.

AFGRI, the agricultural services company, imported a potato harvester from an Italian manufacturer. “This is the first time this particular machine has been seen in South Africa”, said Kuveshen Naidoo, Imports/Exports Coordinator at AFGRI.

The harvester came in on a flatrack container and was assembled in Durban before being transported to the exhibition.

The second shipment consisted of three maize harvesters which were brought in from Russia especially for the exhibition. They were also assembled locally and transported on flatbed trailers to the Free State.

The NAMPO Harvest Day exhibition is one of the biggest agricultural shows in the Southern Hemisphere. This year there were 746 exhibitors and over 82 000 people visited the show over the four-day period.

Potatoes account for over 50% of South Africa’s vegetable production. This new potato harvester was on show at the country’s biggest agricultural expo which is held in the Free State.

One of the three maize harvesters loaded up and ready to go on show at the NAMPO Harvest Day exhibition. Manufactured in Russia, the harvesters arrived at Durban where they were transferred onto flatbed trailers for their trip inland.