The Newbies


We find out more about some of our new team members, all potential Brand Masters!

We are all wonderfully different but our brand values unite us at Trade Ocean!

Newbie Mahdiyyah Mohammed
Position Junior Debt Collector
Career Studied at CPUT, this is my first year of formal working experience
Personal Happily single, one cat
Favourite movie Frozen
Dream holiday Paris
Yummiest meal Butter chicken with garlic naan
Trade Ocean brand value(s) you associate most closely with Mutual respect


Newbie Naveen Suknandan
Position Route Controller
Career 18 years in Shipping
Personal Married, a 6 year old baby girl who has a rabbit, dog and fish.
Favourite movie City of Angels
Dream holiday Seychelles
Yummiest meal Chillie veg chow mein
Trade Ocean brand value(s) you associate most closely with Involvement
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Newbie Fabian Bull
Position Trainee (Ships Agency Admin).
Career Started career in Shipping as an Invoice Clerk.
Personal Single
Favourite movie Godfather 1,2,3.
Dream holiday Tokyo
Yummiest meal Lasagna pasta
Trade Ocean brand value(s) you associate most closely with Involvement
Garth Wait
Newbie Garth Wait
Position Route Controller.
Career 13 years in industry
Personal Separated, have a 7 year old son with blue eyes and blonde hair.
Favourite movie Deadpool
Dream holiday Thailand Islands
Yummiest meal Lasagna
Trade Ocean brand value(s) you associate most closely with Involvement, confidence.

Our Brand Masters Shine Bright!

Rock stars, legends and young talent

This quarter recognises two truly remarkable Brand Masters, Alicia and Navash.

Namibia’s Alicia De Oliveira is a school leaver and a temp. Brands are all about how people experience something. In this case, how people experience Alicia as a person and colleague.

“…astounded us …efficiency …accuracy… willingness… takes on new tasks… will excel in any position…”

Alicia, what can we say? Fantastic, thank you! Shine bright and stand out!

SA’s nomination of Navash Persadh from KZN proved a point about what really makes a brand. When enough people think or say similar things about your service, you’re on your way to becoming a brand. Navash had a number of nominations – let’s summarise how he is experienced:

“…exemplary employee… don’t have space to list all the extraordinary things he does… goes above and beyond… even completes other employees tasks after hours… handled a very sensitive situation professionally…”

Navash – you’re a Brand Master, rock star and legend all rolled into one. Thank you and keep that star shining!

Of course, it takes a whole lot of people to build a company’s brand. Another very worthy nomination was Cape Town’s Rayhaanah Beg who attracted the attention of her colleagues for going that extra mile and being great at what she does!

It’s a good time to ask yourself:

How do your colleagues experience you?

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 …