Accredited by the Ministry of Finance – Customs & Excise, Trade Ocean facilitates quick and efficient customs clearance of import cargo arriving via sea, air and road freight, as well as providing cross border freighting solutions into Southern Africa. Thanks 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 Namibia 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 clearing.

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

Click here for more information on our Customs Clearing service in South Africa.


Customs Clearing services in Walvis Bay include:


  • Abnormal Loads – project cargo, construction vehicles etc
  • Spare Parts for vessels
  • Bulk Commodities – lithium ore, salt etc.
  • Dangerous Goods and Explosives – Chemicals, Ammonium Nitrate, etc.
  • General Cargo – containerised and break bulk
  • Reefer Cargo – fish, meat, chicken etc.
  • Vehicles & Trucks
  • Supply chain Mangement (warehousing, inventory control, cross border deliveries)
  • And many more …



There are extensive customs regulations and laws surrounding dangerous goods shipping, which is why the process should be entrusted to a professional handling company with a proven track record of shipping support for hazardous goods. At Trade Ocean, we offer dangerous goods shipping services via air, sea and road freight. Trade Ocean’s office is strategically positioned in Walvis Bay, providing easy access to the authorities where documentation for the declaration and transport of dangerous goods needs to be lodged.

The port of Walvis Bay recently granted permission to allow max. 5000 tons Break Bulk Class 1 to be discharged. There is currently an approved registered storage facility to stage such cargo prior to distribution locally and cross-border.



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 (DRC). Trade Ocean Namibia takes care of all related services, including temporary road permits, driver assistance, clearance documents in Namibia and at its surrounding borders.

Documentation requirements:
Commercial Invoice & Packing List; Vehicle Registration; Bill of lading, seawaybill or telex release.



Trade Ocean Walvis Bay is ideally positioned to provide world class customs clearing and freight forwarding from the Americas, Asia and Europe into Southern 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 well versed in cross border customs clearing of import cargo and goods exported to neighbouring countries in the Southern and Central Africa regions:  Johannesburg & Pretoria, Botswana, Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Zambia.

Transit Times from Walvis Bay:

  • Trans Kalahari Corridor:  2 days
  • WVB-Ndola-Lubumbashi Corridor:  6 days
  • Trans Cunene Corridor:  4 – 5 days
  • Trans Oranje Corridor:  2 days