A Waterborne Safari Cruising the Southern African Coast

THE SIMPLE TRUTH IS THAT YOU WILL NOT FIND A Southern African marina included on in any one of the top 10 listings of superyacht destinations. These lists are dominated by marinas in Italy, Spain, France and the USA etc. that are touted as ‘elite destinations’ with infrastructure that cater to the extended lengths and draughts of these luxury vessels. It is also true that the sheer size of some of the world’s super yachts can see them relegated to commercial harbours and not to the more comfortable yacht basins of Southern Africa. But that does not mean you cannot make the region a destination of choice, or that it has nothing noteworthy to offer.


Trade Ocean acted as agents for Nampower for huge Transformers and accessories discharged in Walvis Bay over the weekend of 4 March. Cargo was extremely sensitive and took a lot of planning and co-ordinating between us, stevedoring, transporters, shipping lines and Nampower engineers.

Shining Lights

Emile Williams (Cape Town) and Marchallyno Nakuafila (Walvis Bay) are our latest Brand Masters. Look at what a client had to say about Emile!

Thanks Emile … for your very efficient service … a shining light … keep up the good work …  

Where Has The Time Gone!?

David, congratulations! But what were things like 10 years ago? 

The first two years were tense. Sleepless nights, mostly focusing on cash flow – typical of a young business.

More late nights for Linda

We spoke to Linda who started at Trade Ocean Durban in June 2015 as Import Controller.