We rounded up the Trade Ocean offices to find out how they were doing.
The Gauteng branch is growing exponentially. They now have eight staff and recently moved to new premises in Kempton Park. Their air freight business has grown significantly, as has sea freight enquiries which are now handled by Trade Ocean Durban. Gauteng now also has its own Trade Ocean-branded vehicle which is attracting attention.
The performance from Trade Ocean Durban has been a little slow this year but David Jooste is confident that business will pick up and is feeling positive about the branch’s prospects.
Branch Manager Pedro Paulino also confirmed that they are already receiving more job requests than was forecasted in the previous financial year.
We always enjoy Michelle Kirov’s reports from Walvis Bay, one can feel the energy. Michelle is excited about the quotation requests for cross-border cargo such as sugar shipments, copper exports and various mining projects. She also sees an improvement and stabilisation of the economies in Zambia and DRC which augurs well. Due to new quota allocations, fish export business is also set to increase. There is even more to look forward to with the big increase in the clearance of spare parts.”
And, according to David Jooste, the Cape Town office keeps churning on. Growing off a higher base, Cape Town’s performance is steady, providing the solid foundation in Trade Ocean”.
Cape Town’s performance is steady rather than spectacular, providing the solid foundation in Trade Ocean.