With over 100 years of collective experience in customs brokerage, our clearing and forwarding agents can assist with the interpretation of the Customs Act and tariffs, classifying perishable products correctly. Through its accreditation with the Department of Customs and Excise, all clearing and forwarding agent’s documents are submitted through the EDI system. Skilled staff submit bills of entry through this paperless system, which is quick and efficient.

Trade Ocean freight agents provide 24-hour dock supervision to oversee the loading and unloading of cargo.  We manage one of the largest perishable networks in South Africa, with full logistical services for all foodstuffs including fruit, vegetables and dairy products. These include SABS inspections and State Vet releases. We are also a customs clearance company that specialises in fish and meat.



Through accounts with all the major national and international airlines and ancillary service providers, Trade Ocean customs brokers can obtain air freight and other releases as soon as possible. We facilitate the quickest and most efficient clearance and delivery of cargo. In addition to our customs brokerage, as part of our range of air freight services in Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Walvis Bay, we manage air freight inspections, obtain releases and oversee same-day delivery. This is to ensure the quick, efficient and secure handling of client cargo, both to and from South Africa.

Trade Ocean has close ties with all the health departments, which processes releases for air freight clearances in Johannesburg and our other locations as part of our complete customs brokerage services.