Freight Forwarding

Trade Ocean provides specialist global freight forwarding services by land, air, sea, rail and road freight to virtually any destination in the world. In addition, we provide unique cross border freight shipping solutions for cargoes destined for Southern and Central Africa.

Trade Ocean is a member of the Global Logistics Network (GLN). Founded in 2003, the organisation is an ISO 9001:2008 certified organisation that embodies a network of the world’s leading independent logistics companies. In 2014 Trade Ocean was voted the ‘Most Valuable Member in Africa’ by the organisation. Read More

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

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In-House Clearing and Forwarding Division

Trade Ocean is in a position to offer fast and efficient customs clearing and global freight forwarding. Our in-house Customs and Clearing Division assists clients with ITAC permit and State Vet permit applications, as well as assist with the customs registration documentation process. Trade Ocean will manage air freight inspections, obtain releases and oversee same-day delivery to ensure the quick, efficient and secure handling of client cargo.

Cross Border Freight Forwarding

Combined cargo volume with air and sea lines enables Trade Ocean to leverage their negotiating power to secure the most competitive rates. Our strong business relationships in the SADC (Southern African Development Community) region means that Trade Ocean is able to provide our clients with the fastest, and most cost effective solutions for freight forwarding in South Africa.

Warehousing and Cold Storage

Cold and Dry storage facilities are strategically located adjacent to quays at Cape Town, Durban and Walvis Bay Harbour. Together with our freight logistics partners, Trade Ocean can facilitate both bonded and non-bonded storage warehousing facilities, which can accept both general and reefer cargo across South Africa and Namibia.

Freight Forwarding of Dangerous Goods

Trade Ocean’s Freight Forwarding team is rigorously trained and geared to handle dangerous goods efficiently and safely. Trade Ocean Freight Forwarding is well acquainted with the local explosives legislation and the protocols for the handling and shipments of hazardous and dangerous cargoes. Trade Ocean has extensive experience in the handling of bulk chemicals such as calcium nitrates, ion resin, class 1 cargoes such as ammonium nitrate, and detonators. Read More

Freight Forwarding of Supplies and Equipment to the Oil and Gas Industry

The Trade Ocean Oil and Gas Division expertly navigates the laws and customs regulations surrounding the importing and transportation of oil and gas in the region. The dedicated Oil and Gas Division within Trade Ocean’s Freight Forward arm will arrange all documentation necessary for the declaration and transport of oil and gas into Southern Africa.

Freight Forwarding of Project Cargo

Trade Ocean’s freight forwarding team is versed in the project management and freight forwarding of project cargo in to Southern Africa. Considered the most challenging and complex service offered in the field of logistics, our specialised offices can support freight forwarding in Cape Town, Durban and Walvis Bay Port, handling the requirements of any project cargo being moved into the region.

Freight Forwarding of Time Critical Cargo

Trade Ocean Johannesburg specialises in the freight forwarding of medical devices, medical equipment and surgical equipment in to the region. With accounts at all of the major national and international airlines and ancillary service providers, Trade Ocean’s Johannesburg office delivers a world-class freight forwarding service, delivering critical cargo 24/7.

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