Trade Ocean is a multinational Customs Clearing, Freight Forwarding and Ships Agency company, located in Southern Africa. With offices in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg and Walvis Bay, the group and its partners offer local and international clients with a range of maritime, customs and logistics services for a variety of cargo. 



Trade Ocean believes in taking ownership. Each employee owns the obligation to take action and deliver results. Each action, down to the smallest detail, impacts on the success of our clients’ business. Trade Ocean takes accountability for the quality and timelines of any deliverable.

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



Trade Ocean Shipping Services (Pty) Ltd was formed in 2006, as a legal vehicle to buy-out TRT Ships Agency.

Extending the legacy TRT Ships Agency enjoyed a long and credible history as clearing agents, which stretches back to 1968 when the business was established under the banner of TRT Shipping Services (Pty) Ltd. Part of that legacy, was the continuity brought to Trade Ocean by the courageous team of key TRT Ships Agency staff who founded Trade Ocean.

The company strives to continue the legacy of service excellence within their shipping agency, in addition to the clearing and forwarding industry as a whole. Today we offer a range of shipping services, including Customs Clearing, Freight Forwarding, Ships Agency, and logistics services, and act as customs clearing agents through our offices in Durban, Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) in South Africa and Walvis Bay, Namibia. We also operate via reliable partners in many smaller Southern African ports.