Trade Ocean provides global freight forwarding services by air freight and sea freight. As a member of the highly regarded Global Logistics Network, Trade Ocean provide their clients with door to door freight services from virtually anywhere, to anywhere in the world.

As an integral part of our freight forwarding services, Trade Ocean provide 24-hour dock supervision to oversee the loading and unloading of our client cargoes. Our combined cargo volumes with air and sea lines enable us to apply leverage to obtain competitive rates for the benefit of our clients, making us an international freight company of choice.

Based in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg in South Africa, and Walvis Bay in Namibia, as international freight forwarders we are well positioned to offer fast and efficient cargo forwarding services.

For the best freight rates for your cargo, and quickest service for your company, don’t hesitate a moment longer to contact our expert freight agents.


Air freight refers to the delivery of cargo via an air carrier for charter or commercial purposes. With express forwarding options, air freight is ideal for transporting cargo quickly to almost anywhere in the world.

Trade Ocean has accreditation with customs, as well as accounts with all of the major national and international airports. This ensures quick and efficient customs clearance and freight forwarding, as well as the delivery of air freight cargo at reasonable rates.

There are three main categories of air freight:

  • Freight that travels on passenger airlines
  • Freight that travels on dedicated cargo planes
  • Large scale freight that requires transport in super cargo planes

No matter the size of your cargo, our air freight forwarders will ship your goods to their intended destination.

World class air freight forwarders

Trade Ocean offers a number of air freight services, which include managing inspections, securing releases, and supervising same-day delivery of client cargo both in and around South Africa. We collect and deliver cargo to and from anywhere in the world, which has gone a long way to ensure that we are one of the most trusted and respected air freight companies in operation.

Global reach

Trade Ocean specialises in clearing, forwarding and shipping urgent cargo, and maintains an excellent track record with regards to timely air freight delivery. Trade Ocean holds membership with the world’s premium freight network, the Global Logistics Network, to ensure a more efficient global reach. Find out more about clearing and forwarding air freight with Trade Ocean by contacting us today.


Sea freight refers to goods or cargo that is transported by ship, primarily for commercial gain. Trade Ocean is one of South Africa’s most trusted and respected sea freight companies, and is ahead of the pack when it comes to modern clearing agent technology. With more than 100 years collective experience in the clearing and forwarding of air and sea freight, Trade Ocean’s shipping agents are on hand to assist you with securing containers for transport, classifying products or interpreting the Customs Act and tariffs.

World class sea freight forwarders

As part of its sea freight services, Trade Ocean will arrange collection and delivery of freight from anywhere and to anywhere in the world. Our favourable sea freight rates for both LCL and FCL cargo make us an international shipping company of choice.

Our agents are accredited with the Department of Customs and Excise and all air and sea freight clearing and forwarding documents are submitted through the paperless EDI system for quick and efficient processing.

Trade Ocean offers around-the-clock dock supervision service to ensure that the loading and unloading of freight containers goes smoothly before the ship returns to the sea. Particular attention is paid to both the company’s own vessels, as well as any other vessels carrying Trade Ocean’s client cargo.

As customs brokers and sea freight forwarders, we arrange for payment of sea freight and all landside costs on behalf of our clients in South Africa, Namibia and abroad. We also arrange Marine Insurance upon request.

Global reach

Trade Ocean contracts accredited surveyors to ensure that certification is suitable and up to date for local and international air and sea freight, should this be required at any point. We offer sea freight services in major points around the globe, which include Walvis Bay and Namibia, and have established ourselves as the sea freight provider of choice in Cape Town, Durban and the dry port of Johannesburg. If you are looking for local or international sea freight services with competitive rates, contact us today with your freight forwarding requirements.