Customs Clearing

Accredited by the Department of Customs, Trade Ocean facilitates quick and efficient customs clearance of import cargo arriving via sea, air and road freight, as well as provides cross border freighting solutions in to Southern Africa. Credit to our digital EDI system, we expedite all documentation electronically to save time and money when it comes to the custom clearance procedure.

Each customs clearance agent at Trade Ocean is experienced in the interpretation of the Customs Act and tariffs codes. The agency will oversee the management of the entire import and export process on behalf of our local and international business clients, ensuring fast and seamless custom clearance operations.

Trade Ocean is proudly a B-BBEE Level 1 SANAS accredited company.

Import and Export of Supplies and Equipment for the Oil and Gas Industry

The dedicated Oil and Gas Division at Trade Ocean will arrange all documentation necessary for the declaration and transport of oil and gas into Southern Africa. The Trade Ocean Oil and Gas Division have the expertise to navigate the laws and customs regulations surrounding the importing and transportation of oil and gas in the region.

Import and Export of Dangerous Goods

Trade Ocean has the expertise to navigate the plethora of laws and customs clearance regulations surrounding the transportation and handling of dangerous goods. The Trade Ocean Dangerous Goods Division has extensive experience in the handling of bulk chemicals such as calcium nitrates, ion resin, class 1 cargoes such as ammonium nitrate and detonators. The agency is well acquainted with the local explosives legislation and the protocols for the handling and shipments of hazardous Cargoes. Trade Ocean will arrange the documentation for the declaration and transport of dangerous goods into and out of South Africa and Namibia. Read More

Cross Border Customs Clearing

Trade Ocean is ideally positioned to provide world class customs clearing and freight forwarding into Africa. The dedicated in-house Trade Ocean Customs Clearing and Freight Forwarding Division promises to offer our clients the most competitive rates. Our company is versed in cross border customs clearing of import cargo and goods exported to neighbouring countries in the Southern and Central Africa region. Read More

Import and Project Management of Project Cargo

Trade Ocean is experienced in the customs clearance of project cargo in to Southern Africa. Considered the most challenging and complex service offered in the field of logistics, our specialised offices in Cape Town, Durban and Walvis Bay support the customs clearance and freight forwarding of any project cargo into the region. Visit the resource centre to download further information on customs clearance and procedures for project cargo in South Africa and Namibia. Read More

Import and Export of Vehicles and Vehicle Clearing

Trade Ocean Namibia specialises in vehicle clearance for private, industrial and specialised vehicles and trucks in and out of Namibia, and its neighbouring countries Zambia, Botswana, Angola, Zimbabwe and Democratic Republic of the Congo. Trade Ocean Namibia takes care of all related services, including temporary road permits, clearance documents in Namibia and at its surrounding borders. Visit the resource centre to download further information about importing and exporting vehicles into Southern Africa via the Port of Namibia. Read More

Import and Export of Perishable Cargo

Trade Ocean has specialist knowledge in the customs clearance of fish and meat. Trade Ocean has built good relations with the South African Health Department, SABS inspectors and State Veterinarians to facilitate quick customs clearing of meat products in and out of South Africa. Read More